Second Coming

Second Coming of Christ - Pablo Stanley

Second coming of Christ.

Today nearly all historians, whether Christians or not, accept that Jesus existed. There is disagreement on the details of his life according to the gospels; the acknowledgment of his existence does not include agreement regarding his divinity. When historians focus on the life of Jesus, they discover a Jesus who is completely different from the one portrayed by popular culture or by religious texts. There are some things almost everyone agrees on, though: he was baptized, he had disciples, he had a controversy at the temple and was crucified.

One of the things that is not very much discussed is Jesus’ sexual orientation. Was Mary Magdalene his lover/wife? Was he asexual, heterosexual, gay? In this comic I play with the idea of Jesus being gay, surprising his current believers who have not followed his word of love and forgiveness. I started having this idea when I had a discussion with a catholic friend who opposes gays in general. The idea just popped in my head. What if Jesus was gay too? What if there was some evidence that proved that? What would my friend think? Of course, my friend got offended– and pretty angry at me. But why? Why is the idea so bad? We have had many great gay personalities and historical figures. Why couldn’t Jesus be one? Ever since I had that debate (back when I was only 16 years old), the idea has been stuck in my head. It’s not until now that I speak openly about it with this comic.

I suppose there might be some historical evidence disagreeing with this notion, but I’m just trying to bring an alternative idea; open your mind a bit and try to be more accepting and loving to the gay community.

Note:
Fag hag : (from wikipedia) Gay slang phrase referring to a woman who either associates mostly or exclusively with gay and bisexual men, or has gay and bisexual men as close friends (wikipedia). I’m saying Mary Magdalene could’ve been one.