Brian G. Murphy, a gay Christian activist who is also co-founder of theology website Queer Theology, claimed Tuesday that Jesus is polyamorous and it is a biblical relationship model that Christians can pursue.
"I'm a Christian and I'm polyamorous. I'm also kind of a slut. The reclaimed empowering kind of a slut -like Jesus," Murphy declares in a new video while adding that Jesus' polyamory goes beyond the "personal relationship idea."
The Queer Theology co-founder who grew up evangelical Christian in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC, said he made the video to help other Christians come out as polyamorous to their church or help them accept that "marriage can be polyamorous."
"Jesus is polyamorous. We know this already if we don't think about it or put it in those terms. If you're one of those Christians who believe in having a personal relationship with Jesus, well Jesus is having personal relationships with billions of other people. He's kind of a relationship slut," Murphy argues.
He then points to Ephesians for what he claims is evidence supporting his theology.
"In Ephesians 5, Paul specifically uses the word 'marriage' to refer to Jesus' relationship with us. Repeatedly, Paul reminds us that Jesus gave himself for us. Us. The church, which Paul describes as the whole body of believers. In this marriage, Jesus isn't married to one person. He's married to the entire body of believers. Jesus is in a pan-sexual, polyamorous relationship with us. And so of course Christians can be polyamorous. It's a biblical model of relationships," he continued.
Murphy then says that relationships people have with God can be a model for their romantic and sexual relationships as well. Continue reading this story >>>