A Gospel for Liberals
Considering the historical     Jesus in light of today’s most controversial social Issues
 

Jesus Was a Gay Rights Activist

How is it that so many Christians are easily willing to overlook numerous other Biblical requirements and restrictions, yet obsess about homosexuality?  The answer, it seems, is that people who genuinely love each other, as equals, represent a grave threat to the strict father morality through which a few men control everyone else, obtaining untold riches for themselves in the process.  This is so, as we have seen throughout, even though Jesus himself stood against the dominator system and asked us to base our relationships on love instead of violence. “’You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment.  And a second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” But our domineering society greatly fears this commandment to love one another, and demonizes those who do, because love makes us all equals, it makes us partners, and the last thing we want in a dominator culture are loving partnerships!  This is the fundamental reason the powers-that-be, in both Church and State, deny gay partners the right to marry, and are against institutions providing domestic partner benefits—because their values are based on domination rather than love, on capital (being on top) rather justice.

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Although Jesus never actually spoke on the issue, and the word “homosexual” doesn’t exist anywhere in the Bible, we can be sure Jesus encountered the ancient equivalent of those we now call “gays and lesbians,” given that 8 to 10 percent of the human population is and always has been sexually attracted to members of their own gender.  We can take his silence on the matter as an indication he really didn’t care who we love, so long as we “love one another.” In other words, Jesus didn’t talk about “homosexuality” because it wasn’t an issue for him.   He simply had bigger fish to fry!