A Kiev art museum contains a curious icon from St. Catherine’s Monastery on Mt. Sinai in Israel. It shows two robed Christian saints. Between them is a traditional Roman ‘pronubus’ (a best man), overseeing a wedding. The pronubus is Christ. The married couple are both men.
Well well well, isn’t this an interesting little tidbit to find out there on the Intarwebs.
It would appear, gentle reader, that way back in the day (even into the 1600′s) that the Christian church performed gay marriages. There are Christian liturgical writings that exist that formalize how to perform same-sex holy unions, and document multiple instances of such unions taking place across several centuries.
Did you know that there are two saints who were gay lovers? Oh yes! St. Sergius and St. Bacchus, Roman soldiers and Christian martyrs, married in the eyes of Christ in the 4th century. Ancient writings include very unambiguous descriptors of these saints, calling them lovers. Apparently the early Christians not only were NOT homophobic, but celebrated love of ANY kind as being an exhibition and extension of Christ’s love for the world.
Who’d have thought such a thing? It would appear that, counter to what Rome says these days, their attitudes have in fact changed drastically over time.
So, those who seek to declare gay marriage to be ‘unchristian’ not only are mistaken, but are apparently running quite counter to what the early Christians believed.
Yet another reason to call bullshit on opponents of gay marriage. Because really, the only reasons any of them can come up with to oppose it is by retreating behind the curtain of their religion.
But what do they do when their religion had no problem with it, and indeed celebrated homosexual unions?
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