One of the things that all liturgical churches have to come to grips with is that we have been so de-glorified for so long, that the very glory of the liturgy attracts a faux following, a fake following. To be blunt, a homosexual following. If the woman is the glory of the man, the homosexual is the faux glory of the man. He is false, fake, faux glory. He is a fake woman, so he is fake glory. But, like it or not, homosexuals are going to be attracted to all that glory in Eastern Orthodoxy. “Smells, bells,” and long beautiful gowns with candles, incense, and chanting, is going to attract a lot of faux glory seekers.
It is no mistake that Oscar Wilde was not a Presbyterian or Congregationalist. Smells and bells are where it’s at.