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    So I heard a new one...

    I saw a progressive Christian assert that Joseph's multi-colored coat was evidence that he was gay.
    Hofstadter's Law: It will always take longer than you expect, even if you take into account Hofstadter's Law.

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    oh! Does that mean God is gay because he invented the rainbow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    oh! Does that mean God is gay because he invented the rainbow?
    That would seem to be obvious, I guess.
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    Well, apparently you got it wrong. Joseph wasn't gay, he was Transgender!

    Joseph and the Transgender Dreamcoat?

    LGBTQ activists within the Church have long produced stories deliberately twisting the sexual orientation of biblical characters to fit their revisionist campaign. I thought I’d heard them all: David and Jonathan, Daniel and the palace master, and even Ruth and Naomi. But I hadn’t yet heard of a transgender character in the Bible. Have you?

    So I was struck by a blog post published by the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN), a major pro-LGBTQ coalition active in the United Methodist Church. A “genderqueer” RMN blogger presents an altered story of Joseph and the coat of many colors (as pictured above). In this new-fangled interpretation, Joseph’s coat is not a colorful robe, but a “princess dress,” possibly making him transgender. The blogger, Mac Buff, contends:

    [W]e no longer know the precise meaning of the word usually translated “coat of many colors,” but the only other time it’s used is to describe the clothing of a king’s virginal daughter. A princess dress.

    Which opens the possibility that Joseph could have been, instead of an arrogant little twerp spoiled by his father, a transgender kid just trying to survive in the family.
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    The blogger’s goal is to reposition the framework of Joseph’s story around gender identity as the substance of redemption, instead of God’s grace and guiding providence.

    Determined to prove why a genderqueer interpretation of Scripture is necessary, the blogger explains:

    If Joseph wore a princess dress, then for the first time, I see someone in our holy Scripture who is like me. Someone who bends–or even breaks–the expectations of gender. I can read the story of my faith tradition, the story of my Savior, and see in it the radical possibility that God loves even me. Because God has done it before. God loved and protected Joseph even through hardship.

    https://juicyecumenism.com/2017/09/2...der-dreamcoat/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zymologist View Post
    I saw a progressive Christian assert that Joseph's multi-colored coat was evidence that he was gay.
    Why do you think he ran from Potiphar's wife?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zymologist View Post
    I saw a progressive Christian assert that Joseph's multi-colored coat was evidence that he was gay.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Well, apparently you got it wrong. Joseph wasn't gay, he was Transgender!

    Joseph and the Transgender Dreamcoat?

    LGBTQ activists within the Church have long produced stories deliberately twisting the sexual orientation of biblical characters to fit their revisionist campaign. I thought I’d heard them all: David and Jonathan, Daniel and the palace master, and even Ruth and Naomi. But I hadn’t yet heard of a transgender character in the Bible. Have you?

    So I was struck by a blog post published by the Reconciling Ministries Network (RMN), a major pro-LGBTQ coalition active in the United Methodist Church. A “genderqueer” RMN blogger presents an altered story of Joseph and the coat of many colors (as pictured above). In this new-fangled interpretation, Joseph’s coat is not a colorful robe, but a “princess dress,” possibly making him transgender. The blogger, Mac Buff, contends:

    [W]e no longer know the precise meaning of the word usually translated “coat of many colors,” but the only other time it’s used is to describe the clothing of a king’s virginal daughter. A princess dress.

    Which opens the possibility that Joseph could have been, instead of an arrogant little twerp spoiled by his father, a transgender kid just trying to survive in the family.
    ...
    The blogger’s goal is to reposition the framework of Joseph’s story around gender identity as the substance of redemption, instead of God’s grace and guiding providence.

    Determined to prove why a genderqueer interpretation of Scripture is necessary, the blogger explains:

    If Joseph wore a princess dress, then for the first time, I see someone in our holy Scripture who is like me. Someone who bends–or even breaks–the expectations of gender. I can read the story of my faith tradition, the story of my Savior, and see in it the radical possibility that God loves even me. Because God has done it before. God loved and protected Joseph even through hardship.

    https://juicyecumenism.com/2017/09/2...der-dreamcoat/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zymologist View Post
    I saw a progressive Christian assert that Joseph's multi-colored coat was evidence that he was gay.
    And when God placed the rainbow in the sky it was a sign that we should ALL be gay!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    And when God placed the rainbow in the sky it was a sign that we should ALL be gay!
    That would solve AGW in a single generation, too!
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    By comparison, this makes the David-Jonathan argument seem almost reasonable.
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    Is Dolly Parton gay, too?

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