By: Elliott Finesse Re: QUEEN DAVID?? Freethought Today, March, 1993, pg. 13 A liberal mem

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By: Elliott Finesse Re: QUEEN DAVID?? Freethought Today, March, 1993, pg. 13 A liberal member of the Israeli parliament suggested in arguing for equal rights for gays and lesbians in their army in February that King David was gay. Labor Party iconoclast Yael Dayan quoted from Sam. II, in which David calls the slain Jonathan "most dear to me," adding, "Your love for me was wonderful, surpassing the love of women." Rabbi Moshe Maiya, deputy minster of education, called Dana "a foul and dirty creature! Who brought her forth? How does she come to sit in our midst?" [...] Rabbi Yoself Arzan threatened to "blow up this leftist coalition." Dayan, 53, is the daughter of the late Gen. Moshe Dayan. From: Plane man One thing which I have observed about xians, if I may generalize a little, is that they represent a very homophobic segment of our society. Another thing which I have observed is that xians have the power to become ostriches whenever the cold, brutal truth is pointed out. The title of this posting is a little truncated above, so I will repeat it, King David was as gay as they come. Let us wend our way through first Samuel, yes that very same book which brought us the wacky tale of the golden hemorrhoids. David and Jonathan had a thing going. Jonny loved Davie as he loved his own soul (20:17). Getting right to the point, in verse 41 we find, "And as soon as the lad was gone, David arose out of a place toward the south, and fell on his face to the ground, and bowed himself three times; and they kissed one another, and wept with one another, until David exceeded." Now what do you think it means when it says that David exceeded after all of this kissing, weeping and wallering on the ground? It means that he climaxed. Did you believe that it meant that David was a better kisser and weeper and he won some kind of contest? Get real. I also have a Moffatt translation. Mr. Moffatt cannot bring himself to translate this full verse and he hides behind the convention of the run on periods. No kidding! Here is what this translation says, "As soon as the lad had gone, David rose from beside the stone-heap, and fell with his face to the ground, prostrating himself three times; then they kissed one another and wept with one another till . . . " By the way, I believe that all of the blubbering was because David was scheduled to be married to one of the opposite sex. I can hardly wait for the wacko apologies for this little bible story. Come on, xians, tell me how it really is - according to the local Pentecostal shaman.

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