While this is all very interesting, I can't bring myself to believe that it's actually what Bowie was thinking when he wrote the song. I have always interpreted it as merely a song about religion, and I don't think Bowie decided to make such a complex song to release as a pop single, and one that would almost surely chart no less. The lyrics, as they have been interpreted here, are way too abstract and it seems like the interpretations were stretched around them in order to fit. Afterall, anything can be interpreted in nearly any way - I don't think this song is about sexuality at all.
i had my Y chromosome surgically removed!
-the poster formerly known as CDS, now known as strangeDivine's bitch.