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Jesus was gay or ‘at the very least’ queer, says theologian

Jesus was gay or ‘at the very least’ queer, says theologian

A German steel engraving of Jesus Christ.

A theologian has claimed Jesus was gay or at least queer, and maybe even transgender.

Dr Reverend Bob Shore-Goss, who holds a doctorate degree in Comparative Religion from Harvard, said he ‘would love to jump into bed with Jesus’  – for spiritual reasons, of course.

‘At the very least, Jesus was queer,’ the openly gay senior pastor, told Vice magazine.

‘He broke the rules of his culture, of heteronormativity. He subverted masculinities and gender codes in his culture. Queer doesn’t necessarily mean sexual orientation, but it can include that.’

He added: ‘Perhaps he was intersex or trans, because he was born without a father, and therefore was born female and took on the phenotype of a male.’

Shore-Goss said St Paul would probably be described as a closeted homosexual today – ‘they didn’t have those words at the time.’

‘There was no concept of sexual orientation, but there was a concept of gender,’ he said.

‘So, in the Bible, when a man sleeps with another man like with a woman, it’s an abomination. See, the emphasis is on a man betraying his status: He has feminized himself. So it’s a gender violation as opposed to a sexual violation.’

Finally, asked whether Jesus was a top or a bottom, he answered: ‘Versatile.’