Does he really think that telling gay Christians to be celibate is a good idea?
I believe that you can choose to be celibate and that you can train people to be celibate.
For the second half of his life, Mahatma Gandhi was not straight, gay, or bisexual: He was, by choice, celibate.
1610s, "state of celibacy" (especially as mandated to clergy in the Catholic church) from French célibat (16c.), from Latin caelibatus (see celibacy). This was the only sense until earl 19c. The adjective meaning "unmarried, sworn to remain single" is recorded from 1825. As a noun, one who is sworn to such a condition, from 1838.