“I will pour out my Spirit upon all people, your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your old men will dream dreams, and your young men will see visions.”
It keeps amazing me that there are multitudes of Christians who haven’t a clue regarding Jesus’ comment in
Matthew 19:12. They don’t even understand that in most cases eunuchs are the gay people in the Bible.
I shouldn’t be surprised because Jesus preceded his statement by saying that not everyone would accept
what he was saying. He didn’t say that they wouldn’t understand it. For the most part, he was referring to
stubbornness. In other words – homophobia. Most homophobia does not come from worldly people who
don’t know Christ as their personal savior. Instead, it is fed and nurtured within the right wing born-again
community directly from the pulpits. The Joe Dallas’s who think they can make gay men straight. Disregard
for God’s creation. The clergy know very well that the majority of their flocks are not about to study any of
the original Biblical languages. Those few who do, dare not challenge the status quo. Therefore, under the
pretense banner of love, they “lovingly” (not) condemn gay people, quoting the few “clobber” passages and
ignoring the intent. One day, when all our souls find their rest in heaven, all of us will look back and realize
what a foolish waste of time it has all been. God loves his creation, every one, plain and simple.
I used to think that Jesus said nothing about homosexuality. But that’s not true either. In Matthew 19:12
Jesus clearly states that some (eunuchs) are born that way. And if you think he was referring to the one in a
million born with deformed genitals: think again. That’s ridiculous. Those of us who are theologically
inclined within the gay segment of the Christian community (10% of the 10%) have long known that eunuch
is the Biblical word for gay. And certainly the percentage of eunuchs who were castrated for various
kingdomly reasons were the minority. Most eunuchs were not castrated.
Much of Christendom has missed it. While consistently condemning gay Christians, some of the very ones
whom they persecute have been clinging to God and moving forward in God’s plan. Proverbs 16:15 says
“favor like a rain cloud in Spring.” Some gay Christians have silently been refreshed and renewed under the
rain cloud of God’s blessings, and that, without umbrellas. We threw those out long ago. We have been
experiencing a fresh anointing for many years. We have also learned to duck their arrows. We have
become as wise as serpents, yet as harmless as doves. Jesus has been teaching us compassion; not hate.
Now don’t get me wrong – I’m talking about the minority within the minority. Not unlike any other Christian
sector, the vast majority within the MCC denomination, for example, wouldn’t know the presence of the Holy
Spirit even if it fell upon them, which it rarely does, neither do they have any sensitivity to the third person of
the trinity. Same thing, different label. No matter what religion or manner of worshipping, billions are called
but only a very few are chosen. What it boils down to is that there is no difference between straight and
gay. It’s the same few who want more of God. The majority don’t care. Not really.
Are gay people represented in 10% of the Biblical population? Of course. Reading the Bible with new eyes,
redeemed eyes, we are finding that we are everywhere inside those beautiful pages of Scripture. Gay
Christians have discovered Ruth & Naomi, David & Jonathan, the Roman centurion, the Ethiopian eunuch,
and so on. Some of us have discovered scores more. I certainly have. And what could be clearer than
“To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths…..to them I will give within my temple
and its walls a memorial and a name better than the sons and daughters;
I will give them an everlasting name that will not be cut off.”
I had the privilege of having a close friend, Brant Baker, who was a faith healer. Brant was one of the very
few in this century anointed by God to such a degree that thousands found salvation and physical healing
through his ministry. Was he gay? Yes. Did Jesus use him in a mighty way? Sure did. Is Brant in heaven
now? Yes. Am I going to heaven? Sure am. Do I know what it’s like to minister under the Holy Spirit’s
anointing? You bet. Do you?