It figures that Elton would see every man as “gay”. Something about rose coloured glasses…..
OK – after hearing the report on the radio and then seeing J & M had a new entry on Google Reader – I was laughing before I even opened the strip. Whoever writes this strip: thank you thank you thank you.
Was Jesus gay? I think that a certain reading of some scriptural passages would support that view. Mark 10:21 “Jesus looked steadily at him and loved him…” or John 21:20 Peter turned and saw the disciple Jesus loved following them…
can fictional characters be outed by nearly fictional characters?
Mid 30′s – Never had a girlfriend, never mind get married, went to boring party’s and turned water into wine, hung around with men, half of whom were sailors…
Most of the world sees Jesus as a West European. The Black Pride movement turned him into an African. One more person remaking Jesus in his image should hardly be any more controversial.
Nekkid young man running away from Gethsemane…
it sort of does run in families – King David was gay too
‘Course he was gay. He hung around prostitutes and never got laid. And how many straight guys wash each other’s feet? Yeuch! I’d rather shave their balls.
(Okay, might have over-egged my argument there…)
Hold on a minute, I remember that one or some of his disciples were put out by the way he kept kissing Mary Mag on the lips. They couldn’t understand why and asked for an explanation which he gave.
Behold, I shall make you a fisher of men!
If we want to follow the “official” interpretation of Jesus and Paul (according to the New Testament and later “tradition”) one thing is sure: Jesus and Paul were not heterosexuals in a fully heteronormative way, because both of them refuse to found a patriarchal family.
“Your words here…”?
Bloody hell! Thanks, Eric – well spotted.
FedupwithR: For what it’s worth, that episode you mentioned doesn’t happen in any of the canonical NT documents. I can’t recall which non-canonical gospel it happens in. (Thomas?)
Please, Author, put me out of my misery. Which of the two gorgeous burqaed wenches is you?
Sorry to be a wet blanket over you, Neuseline. From our point of view, that’s Mo on the left and Jesus on the right. Or so they say. Could be body doubles, just as easily.
In any case, whoever they are, I think they are both Fabulous!
I love seeing (hearing?) Jesus speak in alliteration. As for being gay, the little goatee says it all really.
Why doesn’t Mo have any elbows?
Why doesnâ€™t Mo have any elbows?
Those are His Noodly Appendages.
Ok, so there’s no (or very little) evidence for gayness. But the same can be said for straightness. So would the religious have got so upset if Elton had called Jesus a super-intelligent straight man?
I don’t think it matters what orientation a fictional character is, if it doesn’t matter to the story that they are in
We haven’t been told what, if anything, Mr. John thinks of Mo. I wonder why.
Luke 4:8- And Jesus answered and said unto him, “Get thee behind me, Satan.”
Need I say more?
Looks like that Cassocked ape is going to be invited to dribble out his nonsense on thought for the Day, Radio 4.
Mark Thompson is said to be a devout Catholic and very keen to have this happen.
My 2 penn’o'th is that the drivelling idiot can’t open his mouth without advancing the cause of secularism- whether it be by showing Christian compassion in the form of homophobia, god’s love in the furtherance of the goals of the Aids virus, forgiveness (of paedophile priests) or of showing the rewards of piety in the form of the Catholic church’s earthly riches.
But what do others think?
lol…at the strip and at Hamilton’s ‘noodly appendages’ comment…I love it!
Yes I agree that Ratty is almost certain to put his foot in his mouth if he goes on TftD. Also Peter Hearty will have a field day taking the piss out of him. I think that it’s a win win.
Funny you should call him Ratty, I was listening only today to The Wind in the Willows on Radio 7. The Pope seems more like Mr. Toad in reality (or in his absence of a connection thereto).
I doubt he’d do anything really controversial in his TftD slot. With a bit of luck, he won’t realize that the thought has to be expressed out loud (there was a Linda Smith skit about something like this).
J 13:4-5, J 13:21-25, J 21:20-22, Mk 14:44-45
We even have pictures:
The clue is in the word “disciples”, comes from the root “discipline” and means “group of men who like to slap each other on the bottom (see also Bavarians)”.
The best part is the chuch people jumping all over Elton John and yelling what essentially boils down to “No! Our god is not like you! He’s like us!!!one!”
@Snowflake – it’s creepy and beyond hypocrite how the church of pedophiles dares to be this homophobic
Jesus isn’t gay. His male friend he sleeps with? Well, as Jesus might say, I’m only one Fatwa away from getting into that one.
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