History’s sex scandals that never were
Mary and Joseph’s ‘roll in the hay’
Much has been written about the premarital rendezvous between Mary of Nazareth and long-time boyfriend Joseph, of unknown origin, at the start of the first century.
Leaked scripts handed to the leftleaning rag — The Bethlehem Gazette — purported the two lovers to have taken up residence at an inn with room to spare, but, after viewing the establishment’s amenities, decided to head to a stable nearby to “roll in the hay”. Mary fell pregnant, but the conception was soon claimed to be immaculate by the Church and thereby washed of all shame, for there has never been, not before or since, a sex scandal involving only one.
Hefner’s ‘abstinence scare’