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 thoughts on “Did Paul Have Homosexual Urges?

  1. 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. 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 IS A MUTILATION. ISLAM DOES NOT ALLOW MUTILATION OF THE HUMAN OR ANIMAL BODY WHATSOEVER!!!
      MUTILATING AN ANIMAL MAKES IT HARRAM UNEATABLENON KOSHER.
      MUTILATING A HUMAN BEING IS MAJOR SIN!

      PLEASE TRY TO DISCERN BETWEEN TRUTH AND PROPAGANDA!!!

  4. 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..

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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)”

  8. 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.”

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

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

  12. 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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