Fox Host Claims Jesus Christ Might Have Been Gay; Cites Religious Text As Evidence
Fox News Host, Don Imus is at the center of yet another controversial statement he made on the show earlier this week. Imus claimed that there is "some indication" in religious texts that "Jesus may have been gay."
Imus made his comment while having a telephone interview with political analyst Kristen Powers. He cited the "Gospel of Judas Iscariot" as evidence that Jesus might have been a homosexual.
“You know there’s a Gospel of Judas floating around,” Imus said.
“There were hundreds of gospels written, only four made it into the [Bible]. There was the Gospel of Thomas, Mary had a gospel, they all had a gospel. But Judas — there’s some indication there that Jesus may have been gay.”
“Oh, come on,” Powers responded. Later she added that his comment was "ridiculous."
Imus said: “I didn’t write it. Don’t be shooting the messenger here.”
The "Gospel of Judas" is a non-canonical text that was written by Gnostics in the third century AD. The text has been known to contradict the accounts of the Bible in numerous ways. One false claim in Judas' Gospel is that Jesus instructed Judas to betray Him and that Judas was only being obedient to that command.