Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day

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Today’s Chick-fil-A Biblical Family of the Day: David and Jonathan (1 Samuel 18:1-4).

When David had finished speaking to Saul, the soul of Jonathan was bound to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. Saul took him that day and would not let him return to his father’s house.Then Jonathan made a covenant with David, because he loved him as his own soul. Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that he was wearing, and gave it to David, and his armor, and even his sword and his bow and his belt.

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  • Nicanthiel

    Oooooh, I’ve been waiting for this one. It’s probably my favorite “love story” in the Bible (you can just picture the scene fading to black after that robe stripping, no? ;) )

  • LoneWolf343

    Then Jonathan started to take off his hair, but David said it was getting ridiculous.

  • MikeJ

     Sermon on the Brokeback mountain.

  • Roger

    It reminds me of the little rhyme the Klezmatics added to the wonderful Yiddish socialist anthem, Ale Brider (All Brothers): 
    Un mir zainen ale freylekh
    Oi, oi, ale freylekh
    Vi Yonoson und Dovid hamelekh 
    Oi Oi Oi

    [We are all gay (happy, literally)
    Oy, oy, all gay
    Like Jonathan and King David
    Oi oi oi]

    The Bible’s a big big place.

  • redsixwing

     I think it’s my favorite ‘love story’ too. :)
    Tragic ending, yes, but beautiful – the whole scheme with the arrows was enormously exciting and interesting to kid!Six, hearing the story, and only later did I realize that that kind of love was likely more than friendship.

  • Carstonio

    Reminds me of Achilles and Patroclus. While both stories strongly imply a sexual relationship, I had the impression that both the Greek and Israelite societies didn’t have the concept of sexual orientation, defined as having romantic and sexual attractions for a specific gender. Both David and Achilles sired children, so I assume they would fall somewhere in the middle on the Kinsey scale.

  • aunursa

    The ad space on the right margin is now offering me coupons for Chik-fil-A.

  • stardreamer42

    Biblical slashfic! 

  • Carstonio

    Any shipping from the Bible needs a portmanteau. Davathan?

  • Fusina

     From the song quoted above, Yonovid.

  • Saul took him that day

    Oh my.

  • EllieMurasaki

    Not necessarily–plenty of closeted or newly-out gay people with genetic offspring.

  • ” And, in conclusion: Cousins. They were totally cousins.”

    Troy in Fifteen Minutes,

  • Carstonio

    Sure, but I doubt David belongs in one of those categories, given the number of children that he had. He might have been more or less equally capable of being aroused by both sexes.