Biblical Scholar Faces Christian Backlash For Suggesting That Jesus May Have Been A Drag King

Most people have a certain image of Jesus Christ. One scholar believes everything isn’t as it seems, and his modern interpretation is facing serious backlash.

Elinor Reilly was a student at the College of the Holy Cross. She wrote a piece detailing the controversial teachings of Professor Tat-Siong Benny Liew for the Fenwick Review. Reilly described his teaching as an “unconventional approach to gender, sexuality, and race in the biblical texts” in various classes, as well as papers he has co-authored.

One of the papers she cited was They Were All Together In One Place: Towards Minority Biblical Criticism. Liew explained in this paper that Jesus was, in fact, a drag king, along with being the King of Israel.

Some people didn’t take well to the concept… like, at all:

And that applies even more to those celebrating the upcoming Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter:

Liew has also implied that Jesus was not male, nor female, making him gender fluid, claiming that walking on water was a reference to “Jesus’ gender indeterminacy and hence his cross-dressing and other queer desires.”

There were plenty of negative reactions, from practically everyone:

Some non-religious folks focused on the entire bible being fiction, meaning anything goes:

Will we be seeing Jesus on RuPaul’s Drag Race sometime soon?

H/T: Indy100