The Bible In Drag: “Stoning Ourselves” (John 7:6a-8)

Jesus simply bent down and started tracing on the ground with his finger. When they persisted in their questioning, Jesus straightened up and said to them, “Let the person among you who is without sin throw the first stone at her.” Then he bent down again and wrote on the ground.

John 7: 6a-8

The Bible In Drag - Queering Scripture

Christ Writes in the Dust by Clive Hicks-Jenkins

The couple was caught in the act of adultery. This must be understood, or what follows will not be wonderful. The couple was caught in mid act. He was humping. She was grunting. He was disappointing a wife and children. She was flaunting her sexuality.

The crowd catches the unfortunately indiscreet couple. The man, it seems, stepped out of the picture rather quickly. The sexualized woman caught in the midst of an erotic moan, is brought before Jesus for condemnation.

-continue reading at The Bible In Drag – Queering ScriptureSeptember 5, 2013

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