I found the same text as a blog entry from 2006. I couldn't find any mention of a Fr. Gerrit in an Orthodox or vagante-orthodox group using google. *shrugs*
EDIT--My favorite part:
You may argue: “In my Bible, they use the word “homosexual” in many parts of the New Testament. This is interesting, because the word and concept were only invented 100 years ago by Sigmund Fraud – yet the Bible was written 2,250 years ago. And the word that is now translated as “homosexual” was translated as “masturbator”, until 1920 AD – and we certainly know masturbation is not limited to homosexual.
I take issue with the bolded portion.
If you are a guy and masturbating, you are having sex with yourself, a guy. It is homosexual^2.
Same goes for women I guess, it just seems less gay. So maybe homosexual+2.
Doesn't matter. Masturbation doesn't appear in any translation of the Bible before 1920 AD.
His "translation" of Leviticus leaves much to be desired as well. This is response is interestng:
"Notice, it doesn't simply say: "No man shall have sex with another man", and it specifically refers to a man acting "as a woman". If they were talking about sexuality, why didn't they just say: "No man shall have sex with another man", and skip all this "couch of love-making" and "as a woman" stuff? "
ok, so this stigmatizes trans-women while supporting the rights of gay men...
interestingly the theocracy in iran has implimented the opposite!
Iran's Transsexual Revolution
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A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
and urgent strife sheds blood.
If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
and both come out of your mouth