So I got this one from a friend...
Is there a legitimate use for it?
IMO, yes. The homosexual subtext is just that, subtext and mostly up to interpretation. However, others, most famous LBK have denounced it as being gay propaganda. I'm not quite sure what makes this icon different from icons of Sts. Cosmas and Damien, other than the less than orthodox iconographer. To me. It's the image that matters, not the one who made it. After all, we don't really know who made most of the icons from before the 20th century. Who's to say some of them weren't just as heterodox as Br. Lentz?
Excuse me...what makes it homosexual?
Or any Icon such?
What is the "subtext" in this or any |con?
I feel they are silly questions I ask, even.....well, I'm already being WATCHED by TPTB, so I'll stop.
Back to the original: how did you determine that slant of sexuality?