So another feminist opportunist of the Elaine Pagels ilk, whose purpose in life is to make money while making the lives of real scholars and real believers more difficult, is talking about a fragment of papryus which, she claims, states that Jesus had a wife.
Yes, folks, Jesus had a wife. Let’s call her Mrs. Christ. Rather, Ms. Christ. Or maybe Ms. Christ-Magdalen?
The fragment may have been written before the 5th century, it may be Gnostic, it may be from a sermon, and it may be a forgery. No, wait! Two over-paid scholars from Ivy League schools have said it isn’t a forgery and therefore… well… it’s not!
The MSM will treat this curious ancient tid-bit as if it is an established fact: Jesus was married. Based on the HuffPo endorsed version of this now fact, someone at the Fishwrap will conclude, again, that priests should be married! Ms. Christ, moreover, was a also priest, nay rather an apostle! – a bishop! – and, ergo….
The only fact for which less evidence is required is a “plausible accusation” of sexual abuse of a minor made against a priest.