Holy Cross Professor Writings On Jesus Bring Outrage

Tat Siong Benny Liew (Credit: Holy Cross Worcester)

WORCESTER, MA (WBZ-AM) -- An article speculating on the sexuality of Jesus is putting a Holy Cross professor in the spotlight.

The article is drawing criticism from a student paper and several conservative outlets.

Professor Tat-Siong Benny Liew wrote the piece in 2009, five years before he joined Holy Cross as chairman of the New Testament studies department.

A Holy Cross spokesman says the paper was not intended for undergraduate study.

Holy Cross President Reverend Philip Burroughs says in a statement that a scholar is free to inquire critique and push boundaries.

While calling Liew a dedicated teacher and engaged scholar, ee added that he strongly disagrees with Liew’s interpretation published in an article on the Gospel of John which was titled in part cross-examining Johns engendering and trans-gendering word across different worlds.

WBZ NewsRadio1030’s Lana Jones reports.

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