How can I explain to my gay roommate why I’m moving out?
You’re absolutely right that anything you say should be said in love. But why do you need to explain? Have you done something wrong? Has he asked? Suppose he does ask. Why not simply say, “I’d be uncomfortable living in the same room with you, for the same reason that a woman would be uncomfortable living in the same room with me. It’s about sexual modesty.” That’s not your only reason, but it’s an honest and inoffensive reason, and sometimes less is more.
Peace be with you,
Copyright 2006 Professor Theophilus. All rights reserved.
About the Author
Professor J. Budziszewski is the author of more than a dozen books, including How to Stay Christian in College, Ask Me Anything, Ask Me Anything 2, What We Can’t Not Know: A Guide, and The Line Through the Heart. He teaches government and philosophy at the University of Texas, Austin.