Pagans understand liturgy, and love it. Pagans understand discipline, and often see themselves as better practitioners of discipline than most Christians – and they might have a point. I reframed the sexual commandments of God as a liturgical lifestyle: prophetic annunciations liturgically modeling God’s faithfulness, and the eschatology of our redemption story. It is a redemption story, which pictures Jesus as the Bridegroom, and the church as the Bride. Witches and Pagans could see in this story the self-sacrificing sexual ethic outlined by Moses and Paul as a lifestyle choice – a lifestyle chosen to model the character of God and to prophetically retell His redemption story.
It is a story of waiting, of faithfulness, and of monogamy. But Pagans do not follow the Bible. They do not feel the overbearing guilt Christians feel when we read the pages of this book we revere as the Word of God. Consequently, I sat Christians and Pagans down together to talk about this tough subject. After a bit of reeducation to both the Christians and Pagans, my Pagan friends saw for the first time that it was possible to dialogue about sexuality with Christians, and not fight.