Have you ever wondered that because Phil Robertson thinks homosexuality is a sin, that he himself might be kinda-sorta gay for professing such a strong love for Jesus? Me neither, but we can always count on MSNBC for venturing into this kind of absurd territory.
Transcript and video of Michael Eric Dyson with Joy Reid (filling in for Ed Schultz, who fills in for Shemp) via Ed Morrissey at Hot Air. Should you require more context, you can find it at the link, but this is pretty self-explanatory:
DYSON: I mean it’s — well, first of all, it’s scurrilous, but it’s the same as using Jesus in making Jesus co-sign all of this bigotry here. Jesus was a Jew who, around whom a religion was made. So the anti-Semitism of many of the Christians is ironic to begin with.
And then secondly, the gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual stuff – look through the Bible. There’s a lot of interesting things. The same men who will stand up in the church of all men. “I put my God, Jesus, overall women. I love him more than I love her.”
Hmmm. Do you really? That sounds interestingly homoerotic to people who are outside your religious traditions. I’m not suggesting it is but I’m suggesting that there are some very interesting, subtle, narrative tensions within the Bible itself and within Christianity beyond that.
“I’m not suggesting that — I’m just making that suggestion.”
That is far from the dumbest thing ever said on MSNBC, because after all, it’s MSNBC, but it might be one of the funniest.
Now let’s see if he has the stones to say the same thing about Muslim men’s devotion to Muhammed.
Hilarious how the Left is using the Phil Robertson thing to jump up on a Christian bandwagon to accuse the religious Right of being anti-Semitic closet gays.