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James Frey Thinks the Messiah Would Be Bisexual

I set out to challenge conventional religious belief, and write a book about what I think the Messiah would actually be like if the Messiah were to appear; who that person would be, how they would live, what they would believe, how we would recognize them. At their core, every religion preaches a message of love. The physical expression of love is sex. If you love universally, you would express it with people of both genders, without discrimination. I personally support gay rights, and gay marriage. I think the reason the fight is still ongoing is because of bigoted religious institutions. I wanted to make a statement about those institutions’ hypocrisy, and make a statement against their policies.

–James Frey talked to Lambda Literary about his new (fictional) book, The Final Testament of the Holy Bible. The Oprah-pisser-offer also revealed the two gayest things he’s ever done: kissing a French boy and asking Josh Kilmer-Purcell to be his daughter’s godfather.

By:           Oscar Raymundo
On:           Jul 7, 2011
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  • 16 Comments
    • Riker
      Riker

      The historical Jesus probably *was* bisexual. In a passage edited out of the Gospel of Mark in the 1st or second centuries, Jesus appears to have gotten down and dirty with Lazarus after raising him from the dead. The following is supposed to be inserted into Mark 10:34:

      And they come into Bethany. And a certain woman whose brother had died was there. And, coming, she prostrated herself before Jesus and says to him, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me.’ But the disciples rebuked her. And Jesus, being angered, went off with her into the garden where the tomb was, and straightway a great cry was heard from the tomb. And going near Jesus rolled away the stone from the door of the tomb. And straightway, going in where the youth was, he stretched forth his hand and raised him, seizing his hand. But the youth, looking upon him, loved him and began to beseech him that he might be with him. And going out of the tomb they came into the house of the youth, for he was rich. And after six days Jesus told him what to do and in the evening the youth comes to him, wearing a linen cloth over his naked body. And he remained with him that night, for Jesus taught him the mystery of the kingdom of God. And thence, arising, he returned to the other side of the Jordan.

      And then another verse after Mark 10:46:

      And the sister of the youth whom Jesus loved and his mother and Salome were there, and Jesus did not receive them.

      This tentatively identifies Lazarus as the “Disciple whom Jesus loved” referred to in John, also supported by john 11:5, which states “Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.”

      Jul 7, 2011 at 8:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Southside Shorty
      Southside Shorty

      I think James Frey is bi, too — bipolar.

      Jul 7, 2011 at 10:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jimmy Fury
      Jimmy Fury

      Why exactly does anyone care what a lying hack who can’t give away his books thinks?

      Jul 7, 2011 at 10:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Richard
      Richard

      Honestly, there’s no reason for this story to have even been posted. Who gives a fuck what James Frey thinks? He’s a twat.

      Jul 7, 2011 at 11:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Palin Suxass
      Palin Suxass

      I agree with Mr. Frey. And he is a brilliant writer.

      Jul 7, 2011 at 11:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • merle
      merle

      Mr. Frey has a nice beard, and I would date him if he were available. Oprah can be a vicious twat at times. That Lazarus story is pretty hot stuff. The sex must have been pretty awesome to refer to it as “the mystery of the Kingdom of God”.

      Jul 7, 2011 at 12:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • L-InAustin
      L-InAustin

      He’s no longer an Oprah-pisser-off. You must have missed their make up interview, an example of how 2 sane, conscientious, self-aware people handle difficulties between them. Something that some people who want to stop being so reactive may want to watch and take notes.

      Jul 7, 2011 at 12:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lizcivious
      lizcivious

      Dang, I was hoping to find an enlarged version of the painting shown on the Home page. Jesus looks hotter than blazes in that. If Jesus really looked like that, I would have followed Him anywhere!

      Jul 7, 2011 at 1:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      Jesus was an unapologetic openly gay man who was crucified because of ONLY that one fact. So there. All the haters are praying to a gay man who loved himself as well as others. yada yada yada. OH and it was also two thousand years ago plus so it’s freagin time to move on.

      Jul 7, 2011 at 3:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alfonzo
      Alfonzo

      @Riker:

      Uh, what translation is this?

      The way I understand it, sexuality is someothing for humans, not for God (at least the God of the Bible, I don’t know about pagan gods).

      Jul 7, 2011 at 7:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Riker
      Riker

      @Alfonzo: Its from what is known as The Secret gospel of Mark, these are the only two surviving passages. It is thought to have been part of the canonical Gospel before being edited out early in the 1st or 2nd centuries.

      Jesus was fully god, but he was also fully human as well. In fact, there is other evidence that he had a child of his own. When his family’s tomb was discovered ~30 years ago, one of the remains was marked “Judah, son of Jesus” Judah, Judas, Lazarus and Mary Magdelene are the leading candidates for being his “beloved disciple”

      Jul 7, 2011 at 7:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alan Balehead
      alan Balehead

      James Frey is irrelivant…just like Jesse Jackson…

      Jul 7, 2011 at 8:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 10 · Alfonzo wrote, “The way I understand it, sexuality is someothing for humans, not for God (at least the God of the Bible, I don’t know about pagan gods).”

      Some of the pagan gods made Dominique Strauss-Kahn look like a prude in comparison.

      Jul 8, 2011 at 2:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 12345deviant
      12345deviant

      Jesus is pretty gay! Hanging around a bunch of beautiful prostitutes and women throwing himself at him and he chooses to be with a group of 12 men in a bunch of rooms alone. It’s about like a sitcom.

      Jul 8, 2011 at 3:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 14 · 12345deviant wrote, “Jesus is pretty gay! Hanging around a bunch of beautiful prostitutes and women throwing himself at him and he chooses to be with a group of 12 men in a bunch of rooms alone. It’s about like a sitcom.”

      The really blasphemous version of that is to point out that according to the Biblical account, after hanging out with 12 guys, he went to the mother of all BDSM dungeons!

      No. 8 · lizcivious, “Dang, I was hoping to find an enlarged version of the painting shown on the Home page. Jesus looks hotter than blazes in that. If Jesus really looked like that, I would have followed Him anywhere!”

      It wasn’t a picture of Jesus. It was the guy with the linen cloth over his naked body in “Secret Mark”. Why else do you think Jesus would spent 6 days with him [Comment No. 1]?

      Jul 8, 2011 at 8:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ramirez
      Ramirez

      Is this the Morton Smith “Secret Mark”? That’s a modern forgery, nobody should’ve been conned by it. There have been some books about that. Anyway, it sounds like Frey is talking about free love, not commitment. Jesus seems like a commitment guy to me. If he’s committed to another guy, so be it.

      Jul 10, 2011 at 2:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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