The fact that his speech was recorded makes his denial a bit hard to accept.
Bishop Denies Saying Jesus Possibly GayNo. There is nothing implied in that sentence.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - The first openly gay Episcopal bishop says he is being falsely accused of suggesting that Jesus might have been homosexual.
"I can assure you with absolute certainty that was not my implication, and certainly not anything I ever said," Bishop V. Gene Robinson told the New Hampshire Union eader. He said he is "being flooded with angry messages" because of Web log comments about his comments at a Feb. 13 forum on sexual issues at Christ Church in Hamilton, Mass.
Robinson said he was making the point that the nuclear family is a relatively new idea and that, even for his time, Jesus apparently led a nontraditional life.
"Interestingly enough, in this day of traditional family values and so on," Robinson says in a recording from the forum on the church's Web site, "this man that we follow ... was single as far as we know; who traveled with a bunch of men, although there were lots of women around; who had a disciple who was known as `the one whom Jesus loved' [my emphasis]; who said 'my family is not my mother and father, my family are those who do the will of God' - none of us like those harsh words. That's who Jesus is, that's who he was, at least in his earthly life." (link)
The Episcopal church must be very proud. One of its leaders is a deviant and a liar.