Bishop Robinson: I’m Not Saying Jesus Was Gay, But…

Bishop Gene Robinson talks gay marriage with Jon Stewart.

Did Jesus have a touch of teh gay?

Bishop Gene Robinson sat down with Jon Stewart to discuss his new book God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage and the timing could not be more perfect. Lord knows scripture is taken out of context on the regular in attempts to dehumanize the LGBT community and devalue certain relationships and families.

Bishop Robinson called on religious conservatives to set aside the notion that same-sex marriage—and with it, adhering to a logical consistency, Red Lobster—is immoral based on selective interpretations of scripture. Furthermore, considering the paucity of references to homosexuality (read: zero) in the New Testament, Jesus Christ may well have been on the right side of history after all.

“Here’s a guy who, in a culture that virtually demanded marriage, was a single guy, spent most of his time with twelve men, singled out three of them for leadership, and one of them is known in the Bible as ‘the one whom Jesus loved.’ Now I’m not saying Jesus was gay, but let’s be careful to rope this guy in for a husband, wife, and 2.2 children model for family,” said Robinson. “He knew about families of choice and so do LGBT people.”

Quipped Stewart, “I have heard that some say it was a last brunch, and not a supper.”

 

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