I doubt this thread will last long, so without expending too much energy, I'd shortly say yes, it is a possibility, but what is gay?
Strictly speaking a homosexual is a person with a romantic or sexual attraction to the same sex or gender.
That attraction does not need to be acted upon, but the person who has it is aware of it.
I think the Bible demands conformity and control, no matter what one's sexuality, fetish or desire.
Jesus said men must have one wife without divorce (unless the wife fornicates or commits adultery, and then no believer can marry her again without
committing adultery too).
Here he breaks with the Law of Moses and polygamy, but rather unfairly men's desires are not reordered accordingly.
Instead, He proposes self-mutilation (plucking out an eye, for example) for those who are tempted to sin, and those who look at women in lust have
already committed adultery in their hearts.
Three classes of men or "eunuchs" should not get married to women, according to Jesus.
Assuming He was both human and divine, He must have had some sexuality.
The Pauline doctrine was harsh on women (1 Timothy 2:12) and even advised celibacy within marriage.
In Revelations the procession of the redeemed will be male virgins "undefiled" by women.
If not open homosexuality one certainly senses a very repressed and intense male bonding that is typical of patriarchy.
That male bonding and homosocial milieu however usually has laws against physical homosexuality to stop the whole scheme from turning into a orgy of
sorts (as some of the Gnostics practiced).
What would Jesus do?
It doesn't make a difference to me.
Clearly straight men can love Jesus intensely too.
In some strange, abstract way in which only straight men can love other men: in a sporty, back-slapping kinda way, I guess.
Gay is only bad if one attaches all the negative nonsense that religious fundamentalists have attached to the term over the years.
Otherwise it can be quite neutral.
edit on 25-4-2013 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)