WAS IT KING JAMES OR "QUEEN" JAMES?
It is very amusing to know that all the fundamentalist protestants who go around quoting from the King James Bible to condemn gay people do not realise that King James was as gay as Christmas!
When King James succeed Queen Elizabeth the great English explor Sir Walet Raleigh was heard to say:
"King Elizabeth has been succeeded by Queen James" :-)
At the age of 13 James fell madly in love with his male cousin ESME STUART and made him Duke of Lennox.
James had also told his courtiers: "I LOVE THE EARL OF BUCKINGHAM MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE AND MORE THAN YOU WHO ARE HERE ASSEMBLED".
|King James as a "boy"|
All the courtiers were very jealous of Esme's influence with the King and eventually insisted on the King sending Esme back to France.
Later James fell in love with a young Scotsman called Robert Carr. Thomas Howard - Earl of Suffolk said in a 1611 letter: "The King leans on Carr's arms, pinches his cheeks and smoothes his ruffled garment".
When older James favourite was George Villers whom he called: "SWEET CHILD AND WIFE".
King James nickname for George was "Steenie" after Saint Stephen who had the face of an angel.
James made Villiers a GENTLEMAN OF THE BED CHAMBER.
So the next time you come across some ignorant Protestant fundamentalist using the King James Bible to comdemn homosexuality remind them about James and his male lovers and tell them they are actually reading THE QUEEN JAMES BIBLE !