Quote# 98002

A few months ago, Family Research Council Executive Vice President Jerry Boykin spoke at a Men's Prayer Breakfast at William Jessup University where he discussed the "4 P's of Biblical Manhood."

During his speech, Boykin told the male audience 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!

As Boykin explained, 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"

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Jerry Boykin, Right Wing Watch 76 Comments [12/2/2013 4:09:26 AM]
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Filin De Blanc

"As Boykin explained, 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.""

This is the least heterosexual paragraph I have ever read.

12/2/2013 4:42:49 AM

anothga

Gay for Jesus award?

12/2/2013 4:50:11 AM

SpukiKitty

Jerry Boykin aka Mr. Micropenis.

And "smells bad"?! Is Jerry "Wotans Kreiger" all of the sudden? Why would B.O. be a good thing?

Even if Jesus had a great bod due to his carpentry work, why should that preclude him from being the kind, loving, "love thy neighbor" guy most sensible, non-fundie people think of? Sure, he chewed out the corrupt religious leaders, controlled the weather & trashed the moneychanger tables but he was pretty darn "hippie". Actually, the examples mentioned actually prove my point!

And what's wrong with being feminine? It's just as good as being masculine!

These idiots don't worship Jesus, they worship an Ayn Rand Rambo Guy!

This statement is telling:
He was a tough guy and that's the Jesus that I want to be like.
In other words, "I rather make up a brutish, macho, bizzarro-Jesus than the nice, noble, humanitarian miracle worker/avatar/Prince Of Peace guy then emulate that subhuman abomination."

Religious Fundyism: Misogyny, machismo & masculine insecurity with a religious coating!

12/2/2013 5:03:48 AM

Blue_J

...As Boykin explained, Jesus was a carpenter and stone mason for most of his life...

Jesus then spent 3 years wandering in the wilderness eating only sporadically. Jerry Boykin of all people should know that you're not going to look like Mr Universe after a few years of cardio-only workouts and near-starvation...

12/2/2013 5:06:53 AM

Arctic Knight

Is it just me or does it sound like Jerry is having erotic gay fantasies about Jesus?

12/2/2013 5:09:43 AM

UHM

"big, bulging biceps, big ole veins popping out of his arms, thin waist, [and] strong shoulders."
And not to forget a large, veined and constantly hard penis.
Seriously, that is one of the gayest things I've ever read or seen - and I've been to CSD Hamburg several times.

12/2/2013 5:12:43 AM

SpukiKitty

Why would "smelling bad" be a virtue?

12/2/2013 5:13:48 AM

thatotherguy

A few months ago, Family Research Council Executive Vice President Jerry Boykin spoke at a Men's Prayer Breakfast at William Jessup University where he discussed the "4 P's of Biblical Manhood."

Insert penis jokes here!

Oh wait.

Let's not overanalyze that particular sentence.

big, bulging biceps, big ole veins popping out of his arms, thin waist, [and] strong shoulders.

I know a lot of people are saying this sounds gay but to be completely honest, that sounds entirely unattractive. And why have we given him a thin waist? So that he looks like a child's toy?

12/2/2013 5:33:02 AM

aebars

Did he watch NFL and tell his bitch Magdalene to make him a damn sandwhich and read pickup artist books and hangout on Manhood Academy as well?

12/2/2013 5:35:48 AM

Qazamir McSmarty Britches

how is this not totally gay, Jerry?

12/2/2013 5:39:10 AM

Jessie's Guitarist

"effeminate, "feminized" figure taught in church today but was really a ripped, tough, strong "man's man" who smelled bad!"

What.

"He was a man,"

Uh huh, yes, everyone notices.

"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"


*Facepalm* We don't even know if he existed. If he was, who knows. "Men can't identify"? It's not that hard to, you know, ignore your hopes and dreams for an attractive character and go on the personality and actions themselves, right?




12/2/2013 5:43:09 AM

Jessie

"big, bulging biceps, big ole veins popping out of his arms, thin waist, [and] strong shoulders."

...*Horror*

Thin waist? Like a Barbie?

12/2/2013 5:45:28 AM

Nomen Nescio

one of the more sensitive males i personally know is a big, burly dude, the sort who criminals would rather not meet in a dark alley; MENSA member and avid reader, i doubt he's been in a real fight in his life.

so what if dude Y was a carpenter and stonemason, and therefore strong as a bull? doesn't mean he was an aggressive, machismo-poisoned lunkhead, too.

12/2/2013 5:52:12 AM

nkd

Jerry, I hate to tell you this (no I don't...not really) but Jesus probably looks more like this:
http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/forensics/1282186

12/2/2013 5:52:25 AM

farpadokly

How can Jerry Boykin possibly know what Christ was like, and how can he realistically impose modern American categories of masculinity on 1st century AD Palestine? Even the carpentry is more symbolic than actual.

12/2/2013 6:01:21 AM

Sangfroid

Gee, Jerry, I know you love Jesus, but really, this is wondering into porn territory. I didn't know when he said "Love thy brother," he meant it so literally.

12/2/2013 6:22:19 AM

Canadiest

I don't know why macho man comes to mind for any religious leaders, prophets or such for any of these Right-Wingers. Look at your own crowd of figureheads, talking heads on frail or overweight bodies, most of whom do nothing more physical then bathroom duties.

Oh wait, I know, look at their "tough guy" templates. their heroes of maleness. Nugent, Ryan, Santorum, W, Hell, I've heard chub-ass Gingrach refered to as a tough old mans man.

12/2/2013 6:41:05 AM

Doubting Thomas

The way Jerry describes Jesus makes me think he needs to pray the gay away.

12/2/2013 6:49:54 AM

Jeff Weskamp

Dare I ask what the "4 P's of Biblical Manhood" are?

12/2/2013 7:11:47 AM

Mister Spak



12/2/2013 7:19:05 AM

fishtank

"Men's Prayer Breakfast"

Sounds kinky.

12/2/2013 7:24:18 AM

dionysus



The real life Jesus?

12/2/2013 7:37:23 AM

Deadly Vomit

Jerry Boykin is so deep in the closet he holds a Narnian passport.

12/2/2013 7:59:09 AM

rubber chicken

So Jerry wants to hang out with big, muscley men. Whatever floats your boat Jerry.

12/2/2013 8:10:05 AM

Zed

Yes it is correct that Jesus was most likely more physical powerful that contemporary depictions of Him suggest.

Also considering the part of the world he lived on His skin was also probably darker than it is believed but you don't see right winger complaining about that inconsistence, do you ?

12/2/2013 8:17:51 AM

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