We know little about Jesus’ personal life. The four canonical Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) provide few details — and they say nothing about his life between adolescence and early adulthood…..Because there are so many gaps in Jesus’ biography it is not surprising that pundits can spin almost any story about his personal life with shreds of “evidence” to support their views.
He goes on to write about the speculation Jesus was gay. After all, Peter was explicitly stated to be married, that “begs the question about the others,” right? He concludes it is “not likely” Jesus was gay, but it doesn’t matter.
Of course, his first mistake besides raising such idle speculation to that of serious discussion is to assume the Gospels are biographical glimpses. They aren’t, of course.
Starr has written other articles I have a problem with, but I guess it comes down to the fact that Starr is not a biblical scholar, but a psychologist.