Like other clerics and monks of his time, Anselm wrote in passionate terms to male friends, while avoiding any physical expression of that love..
Bishop Michael Doe has speculated that Anselm's refusal in 1102 to publish the edict of the Council of London, which proclaimed that sodomy must be confessed as a Sin, is further evidence for Anselm's alleged homosexuality.
- John Boswell, Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality. University Of Chicago Press, 1980.
- Michael Doe, Seeking the Truth in Love: The Church and Homosexuality. Darton, Longman and Todd, 2000, p 18.