Worcester, Mass., Apr 4, 2018 / 16:14 pm
The Bishop of Worcester has issued a sharp rebuke to the College of the Holy Cross after it came to light that its Chair of New Testament Studies, Tat-siong Benny Liew, had written a book a decade ago suggesting that Christ was a "drag king" who had "queer desires."
In a March 30 statement published on the Diocese of Worcester's website, Bishop Robert McManus called for the college to ask Liew to clarify his views on the nature of Christ, and ask him to disavow his previous writings, or at the very least clarify whether or not he still would defend his past views.
"In light of the controversy caused by Professor Liew's writings, Holy Cross has a duty to, at least, ask Professor Liew if he rejects the biblical positions he penned some ten years ago or if he supports and defends those positions today," said McManus.
If Liew were to walk back his past claims, McManus said he should do so in a public manner, "as so not to create confusion" about Christ's nature.