Archive for July 10th, 2010

Was Jesus Gay?

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

“Dance?”

Now let’s try to be calm here. First, pick up and revive the good Christians who have already fainted at the mere thought of the concept. They’ll be OK.

Let’s consider the facts: Mr. Christ (the son) was a single man most popular in his late ‘20’s and ‘30’s – certainly a virile time in a man’s life. And the word “man” is key. He was a very fit, healthy, and good-looking man by all accounts.

Christ chose not to go into his father’s line of work – carpentry – and seemed extremely close to his mother.  He was never married nor had children. Jesus was a very popular, charismatic, public speaker and was not afraid to express his views in public.  Women like that.

One striking thing that emerges after two thousand years is how documented his life is. The poor man couldn’t seem to turn around without more stories being babbled by the multitudes.

But there’s one, glaring exception to the history of Jesus: his sexuality. We’re led to believe he was without one of humankind’s greatest needs, drives, and pleasures: sex. Hmmm.

I’ve got to ask the question, why? Was he not . . . uhhh . . . “normal”?

If Jesus was as pure as we’ve been told, wouldn’t the Bible be featuring that? Wouldn’t there be scripture topics like, “Play Your Own Chimes and You’ll Play in Hell!” or “Jesus Kicks Fruits Out of the Temple!”.

I don’t know.  I do know old Jewish law abhorred homosexuality. But what would happen if your religion had a “Star” who happened to be gay? Wouldn’t it be kind of like, “Doctor, I hate the fact my wife thinks she’s a chicken – but I need the eggs.”?