Oscar Wilde is a 19th-century Anglo-Irish writer whose reputation as a gay martyr and LGBTQ role model often overshadows his spiritual journey as a follower of Christ and Anglican convert to Catholicism.
Both his sexuality and his spirituality are evoked by a new public art installation: the Oscar Wilde Templeopening Sept. 12 in New York City.
Same-sex love was “the love that dare not speak its name,” according to one of Oscar Wilde’s male lovers. But while in prison for homosexuality, Wilde wrote that Christ “took the entire world of the inarticulate, the voiceless world of pain, as his kingdom, and made of himself its external mouthpiece.”
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