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Michael Arceneaux

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Dealbreaker: He's in Love With Jesus

I was only a little bit concerned that he had listed The Bible as his favorite book. Maybe he was just a fan of allegory.



I met him the usual way modern sinners match up. He was a friend, Facebook informed me, of a guy I had gone to school with. I assumed he was gay due to the high homosexual ratio of our other mutual connections—after all, he didn’t have that many friends on there. But I never inquired. I was just browsing.

Before long, he had scrolled past me, too. He requested to be my "friend," then sent me a message telling me he liked reading my work and looking at me. At the time, I could use a friend. I was new to Los Angeles, and I was getting tired of all of my hetero friends phoning in from New York to remind me that L.A. was a gay man’s paradise and that I should be extending my conquests beyond the virtual. When I unlocked his profile, I was only a little bit concerned that he had listed The Bible as his favorite book. Maybe he was just a fan of allegory.

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