Wednesday, April 06, 2005


Just when you thought it couldn't get more idiotic:
An openly gay bishop said Tuesday that observations he made about Jesus' lifestyle were taken out of context to suggest he was implying that Christ was gay.

During a forum at a Massachusetts church in February, Episcopal Bishop V. Gene Robinson noted that Jesus "was single as far as we know (and) traveled with a bunch of men."

The comments made their way onto the Internet and into a London newspaper Sunday, where critics said Robinson had suggested Jesus was gay.

Not so, Robinson said Tuesday in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.


He said he was stressing that concepts such as "traditional values" and the nuclear family are relatively new, and that based on the choices he made, Jesus led an untraditional life.

"What I recall is that the question was trying to get me to say that Jesus affirmed the nuclear family as the only way a family can be," Robinson said. "I was just pointing out that you best check Scripture again before you use the life of Jesus to try to pronounce a blessing on that."


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