I mean, Jesus! I mean, oh Lord.
It must be the month of love indeed if this is the third post I'm making about a god of love that isn't Cupid.
Anyhoo...in an upcoming Parade interview , Elton John just basically said that Jesus is gay:
"I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems. On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving."
Mmm...fishers of men, indeed. I'm sure
Lady Sir Elton meant well, but I'm not so sure Jesus was that much one of us. Then again, it would be like saying that being gay is a bad thing. Which it is not.
While the Greco-Roman gods had a rollicking time fornicating with hapless mortals when they weren't boning each other, I guess I prefer my Judaeo-Christian deities to be asexual. Less confusion that way.
In case you're wondering (and I'm pretty sure you are), those sexay men on crosses are from the play "Matthew Passion" , which "tells the story of the passion of Christ; the story of Matthew Shepard being picked up, beaten up and left for dead on a hillside in Laramie, Wyoming, and the story of a middle-aged HIV-positive survivor who outlives his life expectancy. Although the three stories take place in three different locations, and are two thousands years apart, they all reflect one another and converge in the final scene."
I would've loved to see this play, but considering where we are, it'd have a snowflake's chance in hell. Too bad, because I...
Fine, okay, okay, I'll stop now. Sheesh.