Rev. Jide Macaulay who is Nigeria’s first openly gay pastor and the founder of House of Rainbow Fellowship, a secret gay church in Lagos and the UK made the shocking claim recently where he said King David in the bible was an openly gay man while Ruth was a lesbian.
He says these facts are boldly written in the holy book.
Read what he wrote below:
“The Holy Bible tells me DAVID IS GAY & RUTH IS A LESBIAN, If this makes you mad, you need to wake up.
“Being gay is not a criteria for heaven neither is heterosexual, Jesus said love God and your neighbour as yourself. Queering the bible is not a new thing, there is black theology associated with empowering black people who were once a subject of brutal interpretation and oppression.
“Slavery was a construction of religious interpretations and for Queer Theology we must look holistically at the text that speak or remotely represents. Women were once victims of the theology of inequality and then Feminist theology was developed. We must offer liberation and inclusion in its fullness.
“David and Jonathan are Gays, Ruth and Naomi are lesbians, if we are to interpret using modern languages to describe the behaviours, accounts and evidences in the bible.
“Harriet Tubman said, ‘I freed a thousand slaves, I could have freed an additional thousand slaves only if they knew they were slaves’.
“Not many LGBT people of faith will accept this queering of the bible because they don’t want to believe they too had a very special place in biblical history. Jide Rebirth Macaulay”