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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:48 am  Was Jesus Gay? Reply with quote

Jesus apparently had a specific disciple, presumably a guy, whom he loved,he never condemned homosexuality, of course there is nothing wrong with being in a relationship with someone of the same sex, so I wonder if he was gay? If it could be proved he was, I wonder how those Christians who are anti-gay bigots would react?
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Difflugia wrote:

Danmark wrote:
There is no record of marriage, children, or a special female friendship anything akin to the clear references to John, the beloved disciple.

That's true of all the disciples except Peter and his wife was only mentioned indirectly.

Jesus didn't just "love" John (if the references even mean John), but also loved Martha, her sister and Lazarus (John 11:5). If John's Gospel used "loved" as a coded reference to lovers in a romantic or erotic sense, then it sounds like Jesus was beyond mundane things like plumbing when choosing his special friends.

You know, John's Gospel is also the one that implied that Jesus could make changes to himself that made him unrecognizable to both friends and crowds. Maybe water into wine was just the trick that got the party going and he had better tricks for after everyone had loosened up a bit.

Good points, except any reference to the G of John re: facts is misplaced. The author of 'John' is clearly unencumbered by an affinity for facts. He launched himself on a journey of fancy and speculation, of science fiction unmatched until another John imagined the visions in Revelation.

The other gospels and Acts at least make a showing of attempting to appear documentary. John's gospel just goes off like a speculative wrangle thru the clouds of imagination with no foundation, making wild claims as if the author were God Himself.

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