- Lord Løki ~ Approved
The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved!
I was prompted to write my article by Sir Texas Post:
IS ARKANSAS’S CREATIONISM BILL MOTIVATED BY ANTI-LGBTQ BIGOTRY? Which showed how far these prejudiced and superstitious Christian zealots would go by using false statements to try and prove that they are right and the rest of humanity is wrong! It is the same story that Christianity showed throughout the ages, by using falsehood, fakery and forgery to prove its authenticity.
In answer to Mary Bentley, this is what George Washington said of Religion:
“If I could conceive that the general government might ever be so administered as to render the liberty of conscience insecure, I beg you will be persuaded, that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.”
~Founding Father George Washington, letter to the United Baptist Chamber of Virginia, May 1789
Wherever you go within Christian scriptures or text there is a question mark against the sexual orientation of Jesus from the early times of Christianity. The hypocrisy of Christian bigotry, they claim the Bible to be the words and work of their God! Yet, they know nothing about Jesus or their Bible, only reading what they want to see while turning a blind eye to the thing they don’t want others to see! Christian hatred of the LBGT+ community is unfounded, first, they should read their Bible from cover to cover. As well as those of the non-canonical Christian scriptures and related ancient texts. It will show that between the pages God in the guise of the priesthood performing abortions against women being tested for their fidelity to their husbands in a male-dominated misogynistic world. They will also see a question mark (?) against the sexual orientation of their saviour Jesus. From the inauguration of Christianity Church-Fathers have whispers secrets about the sexuality of Jesus. The canonical Gospel of Mark, describes how in the Garden of Gethsemane, “A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they [the Temple guards] seized him, he fled naked, leaving his garment behind.” (Mark 14:51–52) The Mar Saba text goes further where Mark stopped, stating that Jesus spent the night with the same naked young man teaching him the mysteries of the kingdom of God! Other non-canonical gospels have a 5-year-old Jesus as a maimer and killer of children as well as those adults that accused him were smitten with blindness. As well as young Jesus breaking the Sabbath laws. ttp://gnosis.org/library/inftoma.htm Never mind that Jesus came from a dysfunctional family who said that he was mad! Yet, all these stories were written around or before the canonical gospels and were revered by those that heard the stories in early Christianity. What about the plethora (200) of Gospels according to the Presbyter Albius Theodoret (c.255). Yet, in 313, groups of Presbyters and Biscops (Bishops) violently clashed over the variations in their writings “altar was set against altar” in competing for an audience and territory. So what was said of Jesus in these now lost gospel? However, the Church of Rome canon (standardised) just four gospel that they preferred from such a vast array of gospels.
We are indebted to the many Gays in all walks of life throughout the history of humanity from the ancient world to modern times. The great men who have made their mark on history and changing it for the better. Men such as Alexander the Great (356-325 BCE), Roman emperor Hadrian (117-138), playwright Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), poet Wilfred Owen (1893-1918), soldier TE Lawrence was better known as Lawrence of Arabia (1888-1935), artist Andy Warhol (1928-1987), mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) (famous for his WWII Bletchley Park code-breaking skills that helped greatly to end the war), singer Freddie Mercury (1946-1991), film star Tab Hunter (1931-2018) are just a very few Gay men that have made their mark in history. With most being revered mainly by heterosexuals.
The Englisce Cistercian monk and abbot of Rievaulx from 1147 until his death Aelred of Rievaulx (1110-1167), in his work De spiritali amicitia (“Spiritual Friendship”), referred to the relationship of Jesus and John the Apostle as a “marriage” and held it out as an example sanctioning friendships between clerics.[Louis Crompton (2003), Homosexuality and Civilization, p. 180, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press]
The Gay King that Gave the Christian World Its Famous Bible Translation.
Christians are all so indebted to the homosexual King James (VI of Scotland) and I England (1603-1625) the founder and patron of the King James Bible of 1611. Also, know as the authorised Bible version. Speaking of his Homosexuality, King James may have been relying on a pre-existing tradition when he defended his relationship with the young Duke of Buckingham: “I wish to speak in my own behalf and not to have it thought to be a defect, for Jesus Christ did the same, and therefore I cannot be blamed. Christ had his son John, and I have my George.”
On the justification of his Homosexuality Frederick the Great, the Hohenzollern King of Prussia (1740-1786) wrote in 1748/9 one of his now-famous or infamous erotic poems, Palladium which includes the lines: “This good Jesus, how do you think/He got John to sleep in his bed?/Can’t you see he was his Ganymede?”
The definition of Ganymede: a beautiful youth in classical mythology carried off to Olympus to be the cupbearer of the gods. Also, it is the name of the moon of Jupiter.
Entire Gay Armies of The Classical World
The Greeks of antiquity produced a substantial quantity of literature on both warfare and homosexuality, but junctures, where the two subjects intersect are few. The cities of Ilia and Thebes regularly exploited the homosexual ethos for military purposes, customarily posting pairs of lovers beside each other in battle. Little else is known of Ilian military practice, but the “Sacred Band of Thebes,” organized in 378 b.c., not only was composed entirely of homosexual lovers but formed the hardcore of the formidable Theban army until it was crushed by Philip of Macedon at Chaeronea in 338 b.c.
[Burg, B. R., editor. “The Classical World.” Gay Warriors: A Documentary History from the Ancient World to the Present, NYU Press, New York; London, 2002, pp. 5–26. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt9qfcm0.5. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021]
My questions are, is it not time Christians put aside it bigotry of the LBGT+ community?
And should the Christians say thank you to the Gay minority for the work that they have done through the ages in assisting Christianity?
What do you say?
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