- Category: LGBT Issues
- Published on Saturday, 12 May 2012 12:51
- Written by Lara Landis
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Religion does not always mix well with Homosexuality. Attempts have been made to associate religious figures with alternative sexualities, usually by people writing long after the figure supposedly lived. Jesus Christ is no exception to this rule. An Anglican priest recently speculated that Jesus might have been homosexual. His logic is as sound as any other logic used to justify the sexual orientation. No one wants to admit that they do not know.
When there is a historical debate over the existence of a religious figure, choosing to figure’s orientation is a fruitless exercise. The messages given by Buddha, Jesus and similar figures of faith were meant for everyone who chooses to follow their teachings. People see the central figure of the New Testament as a member of their own ethnicity, although the text implicitly states that he was Jewish and born in Bethlehem.
It does not really do any good to argue if Jesus was Asexual or not. The theory is probably more likely than the theory that the author was raised with that Jesus had multiple wives, one of whom was Marry Magdalene, but historical proof cannot be found in the canonical gospels. Non-canonical gospels often tell different and conflicting stories.