If you thought that the reporting on the terrorist attacks in Libya is bad, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.
So there is this papyrus fragment from unknown writings that dates to centuries after Jesus and the Apostles that says in part, “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife …”
The scholar who presents this find, Harvard Divinity School Professor Karen King, goes to great pains to make the point that this find has absolutely no bearing and provides no evidence whatsoever that Jesus was married.
“What I’m really quick to say is to cut off people who would say this is proof that Jesus was married because historically speaking, it’s much too late to constitute historical evidence,” she continued. “I’m not saying he was, I’m not saying he wasn’t. I’m saying this doesn’t help us with that question,”
So what is the lede for almost every story? Jesus had a wife, of course.