Homosexuality has been a part of animal behaviour since the dawn of time. Many species of animals have homosexual tendencies, including humanity. I’m going to look into suspicions that Jesus was indeed a homosexual, and what that implies to Christianity if homosexuality is allegedly a ‘sin’.
Jesus and John
“the one whom Jesus loved”
This phrase is used six times in the Gospel of John the Evangelist. The evidence surrounding the relationship between Jesus and John is substantial to question. Were they just good friends, or more than that?
“So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” – John 20:2
The very end of John’s gospel says this
“This is the disciple, who is bearing witness about these things, and who has written these things, and we know that his testimony is true.” – John 21:24
So, Christians claim that Jesus loves us all, so why was John described as the ‘one whom Jesus loved’ if his love to all is without question? All the other Apostles fled in fear before Jesus’ execution, all except John. Jesus allegedly said this to his mother, Mary.
“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.” – John 19:26/27
Jesus was a Hebrew Rabbi, and traditionally they were married. Why did Jesus live his life as a single man, when he could have married, and had children to continue his legacy? It’s human nature to be physically and mentally attracted to another human being, and at the time Jesus was allegedly around, homosexuality was extremely common in Roman and Greek culture.
Homosexuals, bisexuals and transgender people have long been persecuted by the Church and religious organisations, and if Jesus had been homosexual, would it have changed who he was as a person, or his spirituality?
“But if Jesus was gay, and he was perfect, then really it’s only the gay people that are going to heaven, right? That’s so deliciously ironic.” Vice
God apparently created man in his own image, meaning that humanity has godlike traits. God allegedly loves all men equally, and to let his son die for humanity’s sins surely proves that he loves us all, as he created us all with worth, so being straight, gay, trans or bisexual is insignificant.
“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” – Hebrews 4:15
So this basically suggests that Jesus was tempted by all sin, but didn’t act on it. So he considered rape and murder, but wasn’t overcome by it. So this also must mean that he considered homosexuality. Just because he might not have had a physical relationship with a man, doesn’t mean that he didn’t have an emotional connection with one.
Many Christians are homosexuals. This cannot be denied, and some work as vicars, priests, bishops or pastors. Some feel to need to suppress it as they try to abide by illogical Christian ethics, but many are freely open about it. Can a person be truly judged on their sexuality when the human species is such a complex and complicated vessel, and if so, then this is a huge violation of human rights.
Nowhere, whatsoever in the Bible does it mention Jesus’ opinion on homosexuality, despite it being commonplace. The only thing that I’m aware of is Matthew 15:19 but depending on the translation and which Bible is referenced, depends on its context.
“For out of the heart come evil thoughts–murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.” – New International Version
“For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.” – King James Bible
As you can see, in the KJB, sexual immorality isn’t there, and there’s just adultery which Jesus allegedly mentioned on several occasions. Adultery was any relationship with another person that destroyed the union of marriage.
In Hebrew, Aramaic or Greek there was no word for homosexuality, so does this suggest that the authors of the Bible either didn’t understand it due to having no word for it? It’s also written in a time when marriage was dominated by the man, and the woman was deemed as property of the man who was used for sex and bearing a child. In recent times men have accepted that women are equal and this idea of Biblical marriage is seriously out-dated. Marriage, like sexuality, and human emotions have evolved to what it is today. God created man and woman allegedly, so he created homosexuality.
In Leviticus, there’s written the holy grail of ammunition for Christians against homosexuality, but it’s extremely unreasonable as it involves death, and shows how lacking of empathy and how barbaric God truly is. During his conversation to Moses he literally can’t stop talking about killing people who sin.
If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.” Leviticus 20: 13