Friday, 20 April 2012

Was Jesus Gay?: Dunno Really

"Those last words of Jesus would not let me escape. "When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, 'Woman behold your son!' Then he said to the disciple. 'Behold your mother!' And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.""That disciple was John whom Jesus, the gospels affirm, loved in a special way. All the other disciples had fled in fear. Three women but only one man had the courage to go with Jesus to his execution. That man clearly had a unique place in the affection of Jesus. In all classic depictions of the Last Supper, a favourite subject of Christian art, John is next to Jesus, very often his head resting on Jesus's breast. Dying, Jesus asks John to look after his mother and asks his mother to accept John as her son. John takes Mary home. John becomes unmistakably part of Jesus's family.
"Jesus was a Hebrew rabbi. Unusually, he was unmarried. The idea that he had a romantic relationship with Mary Magdalene is the stuff of fiction, based on no biblical evidence. The evidence, on the other hand, that he may have been what we today call gay is very strong. But even gay rights campaigners in the church have been reluctant to suggest it..."

Paul Oestreicher, a chaplain at the University Of Sussex, writing in The Guardian.
Not sure we should take anything in The Bible as gospel (fangyewverymuch I'm here all week) seeing as it says Mr Christ was born to a virgin, could walk on water, turn water into wine, talked to bushes, and bring back the dead - including himself - but anyway...
I've lost count of the number of things I've read saying Our Lord was a total gaylord.
May I suggest Paul visits a library or Googles "Was Jesus gay?" and reads one of the paltry 22,700 articles that brings up.
Still I like the idea of Fred and Shirley Phelps and Stephen Green choking on their spaghetti hoops on reading this.
Why not send them this article? info@christianvoice.org.uk.
The Westboro Baptist Church website is still down after being hacked by those naughty anarchists at Anonymous but you can reach Shirley Phelps at http://www.twitter.com/DearShirley.
Feel free to send them some really filthy hardcore gay porn, too.

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