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Family Research Council exec: We’ve feminized Jesus but he was a “man’s man”

This just strikes me as an odd kind of thing for a conservative, anti-gay leader to be talking about.  (And by the way, for a man who seems concerned about masculine and feminine – curious choice of shirt to wear…)

Family Research Council Executive Vice President Jerry Boykin speaking at a Men’s Prayer Breakfast at William Jessup University explaining that Jesus was not the weak, effeminate, “feminized” figure taught in church today but was really a ripped, tough, strong “man’s man” who smelled bad.

According to Boykin, Jesus was a carpenter and stone mason for most of his life, which required him to be constantly lifting heavy pieces of wood and stone. All this lifting, in turn, meant that Jesus had calluses on his hands and “big, bulging biceps, big ole veins popping out of his arms, thin waist, [and] strong shoulders.”

“He was a man,” Boykin said. “He was a man’s man, but we feminized him in the church … He was a tough guy and that’s the Jesus that I want to be like. That’s the side that I want to be like. But we’ve feminized Jesus in the church and the men can’t identify with him anymore; not the kind of men that I want to hang out with, they can’t identify with this effeminate Jesus that we’ve tried to portray. He was a tough guy. He was a man’s man”:

(via Right Wing Watch)

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