Did Paul Have Homosexual Urges?

In the book of Acts, we are informed that Paul had Timothy circumcised:

Acts 16:3
1 And he came also to Derbe and to Lystra: and behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewess that believed; but his father was a Greek.
2 The same was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.
3 Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and he took and circumcised him because of the Jews that were in those parts: for they all knew that his father was a Greek.

Paul circumcised Timothy because he was facing stiff opposition from the Jews. Thus, in order to avoid getting into more trouble Paul had Timothy circumcised, even though Timothy’s father happened to be a Greek Gentile. But why was the circumcision debate important for the Jews whom Paul wanted to pacify?

To some Gentile readers, this circumcision debate might seem peripheral. Some men are circumcised, others not — so what? In order to see the revolution that Paul was effecting within Jewish circles (or satellites) we turn to the old rabbinic texts. The rabbis considered circumcision so important that they declared 6 that were it not for the blood of the covenant — that is to say, the blood which flowed from Abraham’s penis when, at God’s insistence, he circumcised himself — heaven and earth would not exist. The teaching of Judaism was that a child must still shed the blood of a covenant — even if he is born without a foreskin, and even if for some medical or other reason he is circumcised before the mystical eighth day. Even the angels are circumcised.

Converts to Judaism in the Roman period had to undergo circumcision. Strangely enough, in Palestine rules were more liberal than in the Diaspora, and there were Proselytes of the Gate, as they were known, who were allowed to become Jews’ without circumcision. But such was not the general rule. It was widely believed that the admission of uncircumcised men into Jewish religious worship impeded the arrival of the Messiah’. While semi-converts’ were allowed, those who observed the Sabbath and the dietary laws, they were to be regarded as heathens if after a twelve-month period they had not undergone circumcision. These stringent rules did not deter converts.1

So now we need to ask, how was circumcision practised then? What was the method used in those days to circumcise someone? A. N. Wilson further explains that:

By Roman times, circumcision was done with a metal knife, and, if we believe that Paul did insist on Timothy undergoing circumcision, it is perhaps worth reminding ourselves of the three essential parts of the ritual, without which it is not complete. The first part is milah, the cutting away of the outer part of the foreskin. The is done with one sweep of the knife. The second part, periah, is the tearing of the inner lining of the foreskin which still adheres to the gland, so as to lay it wholly bare. This was (and is) done by the operator — the mohel, the professional circumciser — with his thumb-nail and index finger. The third and essential part of the ritual is mesisah, the sucking of blood from the wound. Since the nineteenth century, it has been permissible to finish this part of the ritual with a swab, but in all preceding centuries and certainly in the time of Paul it was necessary for the mohel to clean the wound by taking the penis into his mouth. In the case of a young adult male such as Timothy the bleeding would have been copious. We can easily imagine why Paul’s Gentile converts were unwilling to undergo the ritual; and, given the more liberal attitudes towards the Torah which had already begun to emerge among the Hellenists of Syrian Antioch, it is not surprising that the custom of circumcision should have started to wane. It took the extremism of Paul to think that the knife of circumcision would actually cut you off from Christ’. 2

In other words, Paul had to take the penis of Timothy in his mouth in order to circumcise him! Note also how strongly Paul opposes circumcision elsewhere in the New Testament:

Galatians 5:2 – 6
2 Behold, I Paul say unto you, that, if ye receive circumcision, Christ will profit you nothing.
3 Yea, I testify again to every man that receiveth circumcision, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.
4 Ye are severed from Christ, ye would be justified by the law; ye are fallen away from grace.
5 For we through the Spirit by faith wait for the hope of righteousness.
6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith working through love.

However, when it came to saving himself from some trouble, Paul immediately had Timothy circumcised so that the Jews would not bother him any further. Since we are aware of Paul’s intense opposition to circumcision no matter what the reasons are, surely his circumcision of Timothy indicates the hidden homosexual desires that he wished to fulfill at least once in his lifetime? He probably had a deep desire to take a penis into his mouth, so when an opportunity comes along, he decided to avail it. Hence he now has a good excuse to take a penis into his mouth and no one could object to that.

One cannot claim that someone other than Paul had circumcised Timothy, because it is clearly stated that it was Paul who had circumcised him. There was no pressing need for Paul to circumcise Timothy if indeed he was staunchly opposed to the practice, as related in the account in Galatians. But that he did went ahead and conducted the circumcision gives us a reason to pause, as it suggests that he had homosexual urges.

Now it is our turn to say:

Whatever interpretation Christians may have given to Paul’s action later on (whether correctly or incorrectly), the fact that Paul would put the penis of an adult man in his mouth is shameful and disgusting to say the least.

Please note that if such a tradition was located within any Islamic literature or in the Qur’an, and if it is required to take the private organ with one’s mouth, the above is precisely the type of argument the Christian missionaries would have vigorously pointed out in order to demonise Muslims and their religion. Hence the above paragraph is in reality the outcome if one happens to think like a pervert as the Christian missionaries obviously are.

  1. A. N. Wilson, Paul The Mind Of The Apostle, (Pimlico, 1998), p. 128 []
  2. Ibid., p. 131 []

16 Comments

  1. lordy servantes

    April 29, 2007 at 3:14 pm

    I am just wondering who sucked the blood out of Abrahma“s penis when he was circumcised. Besides, is it necessary to do this for adults? The blood just come our naturally, unlike infants which are 8 days old…

  2. AdversusHaeresis

    May 28, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    So essentially you think Paul was gay because he circumcised Timothy ? Sorry but why does that mean he is gay, does this mean all Jews gay then as well ?
    Paul didn’t want to do this either, he was relucant. His relationship to Timothy he frequently refers to that of Father to Son. You would not want to commit homosexuality against your own son would you ?
    Gay because he circumcised someone, the rest of your narrative a desire to put his penis in his mouth” is your invention.

  3. LOL!!! This just proves how desperate you truly are. I am sure it is every gay man’s dream to get a mouth full of blood. LOL!!! I guess all Muslims, then, are gay because they believe in being circumcised, too, don’t they? They even circumcise women. YIKES!

    • Muslims do not circumcise women. Islam does not allow torture of women. Female circumcision is practised in certain African cultures. Most of the African tribes practising circumcision are Christian. Rarely few African Muslim tribes do it and great propaganda was made about this by Hirish Ali in order to get her foreign Visa — she was later deported when the authorities found out about her ploy-trick! 

      Sufficient to say female circumcision is not an Islamic practice. There are over One Billion Muslims in the world. All Muslim men [and all Jewish men] are circumcised. A rare muslim girl in an African pagan orientated tribe is circumcised. Far more Christian girls from Africa are circumsiced. United Nations keeps tabs on this. Check it out.
      AGAIN ISLAM DOES NOT RECOMMEND, ALLOW, OR CONDONE FEMALE CIRCUMCISION. THERE IS NOTHING TO CIRCUMCISE. IT ISMUTILATION. ISLAM DOES NOT ALLOW MUTILATION OF THE HUMAN OR ANIMAL BODY WHATSOEVER!!!
      MUTILATING AN ANIMAL MAKES IT HARRAM UNEATABLE — NON KOSHER.
      MUTILATINGHUMAN BEING IS MAJOR SIN

      PLEASE TRY TO DISCERN BETWEEN TRUTH AND PROPAGANDA!!!

  4. may god forgive you for everything you say.….may he grant such that your eyes may be opened

  5. Gay because he circumcised someone, the rest of your narrative a desire to put his penis in his mouth” is your invention.”

    can’t u read that A. N. Wilson wrote that? Not this blog writer.

    No Muslim will ever do that..

  6. Wow! what depths you go to deceive yourself. You won’t become a better Muslim by hating Christians just stick to propogating Islam. Islam means peace not hate and kill.

  7. In the name of Allah, Most gracious and most merciful

    Assalamualaikum and peace to my non muslim friends.

    Just as i do not subcribe to Pauline’s teaching yet I find this article is nonesense. 

    As a muslimah, I apologized that such thing is invention & sad to see such arcticles

    May our Christian friends come to study our holy Koran and be benefited from it. Come and let us reason out together. 

    Insha Allah.

  8. Keep on telling the truth to these demonic christians!That’s the one thing they hate is the truth!

  9. Asalmau alikum,

    We can see the clear cut contradictions of the so called bibles.

    How can human beings believe in such corrupted books made by people to be the words of God Almighty?

    Yes, there are Deaf, Dumb and Blinds.

    Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands, and then say:“This is from God,” to traffic with it for miserable price!- Woe to them for what their hands do write, and for the gain they make thereby. (The Noble Quran, 2:79)”

  10. I think the writer is trying to prove how pathetic these Christian missionaries are. We should know that this article was in response to the Christian accusations. If a Christian find this article laughable, the whole missionary website is full of this, and no wonder Muslims just can’t help but laugh..as the writer says: let us now turn the tables upon them and apply their own perverted thoughts upon the Christian religious personalities in order to see its outcome.”

  11. This is a great aricle. Christians are always accusing Muslims and Jews of pedophillia and other sexual deviance but this goes to show everyone it is in fact xtains that have the most deviated religion. Paul circumcosed Timmy in order to decieve Jews.Whether he did it orally or not is irrelevent what Paul did engage in was deception that deception is practiced to this very day by Evangelical Christian Missionaries.

    • GOD LOVES YOU.
      Praying for u, Bro. Moses.
      I have a feeling that u have homosexual urges. Is my intuition correct?
      If so, don’t feel guilty. The root is in your childhood.
      If u humble urself before God, He will help u. It’s curable disorder, if only u r willing.

  12. Muslim till i die, die in the name of ALLAH (SWT)

    March 2, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    All of this stuff is a load of bull s**t, or prophet MUHAMMAD ( PBH) was not perverted and i hate the way christians and jews are trying to spread hatred between christians and muslims and jews and muslims, it is all un nessasary at the end of the day we are all the same we all hurt! We all bleed! We all have feelings! We all love! The only diffrence between us humans is that there are good people and bad people among us! And we all dont have to belive whats the news paper saying or the news on tv as they lie unbelieveably they only want you to read what they want you to read and only show you what they want to show you on tv. So people please as a muslim we are all not terrorist the people who are muslims that are killing innocent people by blowing them self’s up are bad people who will get their punishment INSHAA ALLAH! And i am ashamed to call them a muslim as our religeon preaches about peace and tranquility! Also as you all may think that jihad is a terrorism act it is not jihad is when some what amount of people are attacking you to take over your country and trying to kill you because you are a muslim, so us as muslims whould fight back for thaat and die for our country and faith. Jihad isnt blowing your self up and killing innocent people like a lunatic. I hope you all understood wuere i came from and take this on board. 

    Thank You

    And Love you all!

  13. Muslim till i die, die in the name of ALLAH (SWT)

    March 2, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    If you think this where does homosexuality come from?? In what aspect do you think that there is homosexuality in islam??

  14. Well I’m a christian or put it like this I am a old testament.…torah.…and Jesus (Yeshuah) believer. I have just found out about Pauls contradictions.….…Read Paul vs Jesus scripture or Paul vs James (Jesus brother). And you will see

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