Bishop Gene Robinson believes Jesus would have approved of gay families.

Robinson made his comments during an appearance on cabler Comedy Central's Daily Show to pitch his new book God Believes In Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage.

“Here's a guy who, in a culture that virtually demanded marriage, was a single guy, spent most of his time with twelve men, singled out three of them for leadership and one of them is known in the Bible as 'the one whom Jesus loved,'” Robinson said. “Now I'm not saying Jesus was gay, but let's be careful to rope this guy in for a husband, wife and 2.2 children model for family. He knew about families of choice and so do LGBT people.”

“I've heard some say it was a last brunch,” host Jon Stewart quipped.

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In his book, Robinson, the Episcopal Church's first openly gay bishop, argues: “Marriage for gay and lesbian couples is not an undoing of the meaning and purpose of marriage but rather it's natural and appropriate evolution.”