(Undated-AP) -- A Methodist professor at the United Church of Christ's Chicago Theological Seminary says the Bible suggests that Jesus was gay. The Reverend Theodore Jennings Junior makes that case in a book titled "The Man Jesus Loved: Homoerotic Narratives From the New Testament." Jennings writes that the "the disciple Jesus loved" who's mentioned in the Gospel of John was the Lord's gay boyfriend. He also claims the centurion's servant who was healed by Jesus was the centurion's gay boyfriend and that Jesus didn't denounce their relationship. The book fits the United Church's policy of "extravagant welcome" toward gays and the pride it takes in ordaining gay ministers. Jennings, though, is a United Methodist, whose church officially opposes same-sex activity.