The stepson of antigay megachurch pastor T.D. Jakes was arrested by Dallas police on Jan. 3.

According to KTVT-TV, police accuse 29-year-old Jermaine Jakes of exposing himself to undercover vice detectives at Keist Park. Here’s the arrest warrant, which says Jakes was one among several men observed in a wooded area of the park.

We live in an age when same-sex-attracted men in tolerant communities can date and become intimate in much the same normal fashion as heterosexual men — through work, community organizations, religious groups, local bars, or the Internet.

What drives men — particularly in less tolerant communities — to seek sexual interaction in less safe or illegal locations?

Is it the thrill of a risk?

Is it a product of antigay indoctrination which dictates to gay men from an early age that unsafe or illegal sex is their only option?

Or is it, as ex-gay activists will no doubt assert, the inevitable “lifestyle” of anyone who practices honesty regarding their sexual orientation?