Many deeply religious individuals have a hard time accepting homosexuality. Some see it as sinful, others—including many devout gay people—believe it is a natural part of the world, and even condoned by God. After hours of tireless research, we here at the Farce Report have compiled a list of Biblical figures that, some scholars believe, could have been gay.
Start the slideshow and judge for yourself.
David and Jonathan
Most are aware of David from his heroic victory over Goliath, what many don’t know about this biblical figure is that he was quite possible engaged in a gay relationship—or at least had strong romantic feelings for—Jonathan, the son of Saul, the king of Israel.
In chapter 1, verse 26 of the book of Samuel, David says the following after hearing about Jonathan’s death:
I am distressed for thee my brother Jonathan. Very pleasant hast thou been unto me. Thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women.
Sounds pretty gay to us.
Ruth and Naomi
The Bible tells the story of Ruth and Naomi who, after a series of misfortunes, found themselves widowed and childless, without any support from men. Rather than return to the homes of their fathers, the two women forge a relationship together. In fact, the same Hebrew word that is used in Genesis 2:24 to describe how Adam felt about Eve (and how spouses are supposed to feel toward each other) is used in Ruth 1:14 to describe how Ruth felt about Naomi. The two cared for eachother for the remainder of their lives and had a bond reminiscent of what many lesbian couples share today.