Frodo Baggins & Samwise Gamgee are gay. Or not. But if you apply the same reasoning to The Lord of the Rings as some homosexuality advocates apply to the Bible, we would be forced to conclude that Sam & Frodo were homosexual, or at the very least bisexual.
They spent thirteen months together, mostly without women. They slept next to each other. They held each other close. Frodo kissed Sam on the head.
A homosexual relationship or an instance of best friendship and brotherly love?
And didn’t Sam get married, not to Frodo but to a woman?
But when it comes to evaluating the Scriptures, such a relationship cannot possibly be platonic, can it?
David & Samuel were friends who went through quite an adventure, much as Frodo and Sam did. And like Frodo and Sam, their friendship was deeper than most others. Platonic? Not if it could in any way support the sin of homosexuality!
Here are some relevant Scriptures:
1) Ruth & Naomi — Ruth 1:16,17; 2:10,11
2) David & Jonathan — 1 Samuel 18:3,4; 20:41; 2 Samuel 1:26
What do you make of these Scriptures (and their contexts)? Is it possible that a couple of heroes from the Bible were openly homosexual? Or has the wild imaginations of those whose eyes are blind to spiritual things latched onto their misunderstandings simply to be able to claim Scriptural support or make Christians look stupid?
Like everyone else, I have my opinions which I’ll share in another post later on, but I wanted to throw this out there to give you something to think about and discuss via comments, if you want.