Saturday, June 9, 2007

Katharine Jefferts Schori on Bill Moyers Journal

Bill Moyers Journal features Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church on the June 8, 2007 edition. Bill Moyers and Katharine Jefferts Schori discuss science, the environment, and the challenges in the Anglican Communion concerning issues of human sexuality.

1 comment:

GraceAcolyte said...

Perhaps the example of David and Jonathan’s love affair that Bishop Katharine mentioned on the Bill Moyers program was not her strongest suit.
A little biblical scholarship will show that Israel’s first king, Saul did not approve of this relationship (1 Samuel 20:30-34). We cannot be sure if Saul’s anger was because his son Jonathan was gay, or because Jonathan was having a sexual relationship with David his sister’s husband (1 Samuel 18:1-3, 1 Samuel 20:16-17 2 Samuel 1:26). Would that be incestuous as well as adulterous? David had just bought his wife, Michal from Saul for the price of one hundred Philistines foreskins. For a gay guy to collect the foreskins of one hundred of his enemies must have been an arduous task. Michal must have been quite a catch.
But then David was quite a loving man, because he had many wives and many sons (2 Samuel 3:2-5).
Oh I can just see the bumper stickers.
King David Was Also A Queen
King David Incestuous Gay Polygamist