A Gay Man’s Journey to Self-Acceptance, Love, and Relationship

Joseph Michael Gentilini


In Hounded by God, the author writes about his struggle to integrate his homosexuality with his personality and his Catholic-Christian spirituality. Born in 1948, he grew up in the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s when homosexuality was considered either a mental illness or a major sin. In 1968, he had his first homosexual experience. Feeling shame and trying to repress his feelings, he spent over six years in therapy. Ultimately, however, God hounded Joe to accept his homosexuality as God’s gift and as a way to wholeness and holiness.

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC
Published Date: May 1, 2013
ISBN-10 – 1457519615
ISBN-13 – 978-1457519611


I am in a gay and committed relationship, and I was thinking this morning that this seems to be my vocation in the world. Being gay in this committed relationship is the way I am being called to holiness.
September 13, 1988

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As I sat in prayer, I often just told God that I wanted him for all eternity. I also want Leo for all eternity, and there is a connection. We are a threesome. I do not feel a need to disconnect my life with Leo from my life with God. May 15, 2001

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How God has taken care of me. He helped me to find Leo, who in a very deep and mystical way is Christ in my life. June 21, 2002

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