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Or did they simply have huge friend crushes on their disciples?
Here’s a very interesting post about the possible sexual orientation of King James and Jesus:
Care of the blog Debunking Christianity.
For the record, I am not in favor of discrediting Christianity, but I do support deeper knowledge of it on a human history level.
How many folks know that King James (who commissioned the King James Bible and to whom it was dedicated) loved men and had sex with them? At the age of thirteen James fell madly in love with his male cousin Esme Stuart whom he made Duke of Lennox. James deferred to Esme to the consternation of his ministers. In 1582 James was kidnapped and forced to issue a proclamation against his lover and send him back to France.
-Edward T. Babinski
“I love the Earl of Buckingham more than anyone else,” James announced to his councilors, “and more than you who are here assembled.” He compared his love for the earl to Jesus’s affection for the “beloved disciple” John. “Jesus Christ did the same,” the king said, “and therefore I cannot be blamed. Christ had his John, and I have my George.”
With such pronouncements King James seemed to reach a new level of outrage, especially when he compounded his offense, in the view of many, by heaping Buckingham with costly jewels, lands, and lucrative offices.
–Royal Panoply, Brief Lives Of The English Monarchs
Carrolly Erickson, History Book Club
From King James was Gay