John 19: 29 (RSV):
 A bowl full of vinegar stood there; so they put a sponge full of the vinegar on hyssop and held it to his mouth.
Of course, we just can't have a gay Jesus now, could we?
Suetonius, 12 Caesars, "Vitellius":
"Beginning in this way, he regulated the greater part of his rule wholly according to the advice and whims of the commonest of actors and chariot-drivers, and in particular of his freedman Asiaticus. This fellow had immoral relations with Vitellius in his youth, but later grew weary of him and ran away. When Vitellius came upon him selling posca18 at Puteoli, he put him in irons, but at once freed him again and made him his favourite..."
Note 18: "A drink made of sour wine or vinegar mixed with water"
So we get to the Tie-In with Mucianus and "Paul":
Tacitus, Histories, Book 2:
"Vespasian was an energetic soldier; he could march at the head of his army, choose the place for his camp, and bring by night and day his skill, or, if the occasion required, his personal courage to oppose the foe. His food was such as chance offered; his dress and appearance hardly distinguished him from the common soldier; in short, but for his avarice, he was equal to the generals of old. Mucianus, on the contrary, was eminent for his magnificence, for his wealth, and for a greatness that transcended in all respects the condition of a subject; readier of speech than the other, he thoroughly understood the arrangement and direction of civil business. It would have been a rare combination of princely qualities, if, with their respective faults removed, their virtues only could have been united in one man. Mucianus was governor of Syria, Vespasian of Judaea. In the administration of these neighbouring provinces jealousy had produced discord between them, but on Nero's fall they had dropped their animosities and associated their counsels. At first they communicated through friends, till Titus, who was the great bond of union between them, by representing their common interests had terminated their mischievous feud... "
Acts 9: 3 - 5 (RSV):
 Now as he journeyed he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven flashed about him.
 And he fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"
 And he said, "Who are you, Lord?" And he said, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting;"
There ARE Jokes aplenty here. Here's ONE:
Acts 13: 7 - 11 (RSV):
 He was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of intelligence, who summoned Barnabas and Saul and sought to hear the word of God.
 But El'ymas the magician (for that is the meaning of his name) withstood them, seeking to turn away the proconsul from the faith.
 But Saul, who is also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him
 and said, "You son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and villainy, will you not stop making crooked the straight paths of the Lord?
 And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind and unable to see the sun for a time." Immediately mist and darkness fell upon him and he went about seeking people to lead him by the hand.
Our old friend and now seldom seen Poster, Jay Raskin, thought that this section was a true horror. It actually allows you to identify the names of some of these Players. "Elymas, the Magician" is Nero.
Nero was the adopted son of Claudius. If you accept the version of John 3:16 that has "...his only begotten son..." you may begin to see the loophole.
"You are the son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, full of all deceit and villainy..." is quite correct. The Bio father of Nero was Evil and Nero was seen to have followed in his footsteps.
"You shall be blind and unable to see the sun for a time..."
Suetonius, 12 Caesars, "Nero":
"He planned but two foreign tours, to Alexandria and Achaia; and he gave up the former on the very day when he was to have started, disturbed by a threatening portent. For as he was making the round of the temples and had sat down in the shrine of Vesta, first the fringe of his garment caught when he attempted to get up, and then such darkness overspread his eyes that he could see nothing..."
I could bring up the evil of Nero and his "Bride" Sporus but that one would take up too much space at this time. (See: E. Warren and her recent assent to Genital Mutilation as State Policy. We're not so far advanced as we may think.)
Which brings us back to Mucianus. I assert that the episode with Stephen Martyr is a Critical Moment in the understanding of Mucianus as "Paul" but let us look at that one more piece from Suetonius:
Suetonius, 12 Caesars, "Vespasian":
"He bore the frank language of his friends, the quips of pleaders, and the impudence of the philosophers with the greatest patience. Though Licinius Mucianus, a man of notorious unchastity, presumed upon his services to treat Vespasian with scant respect, he never had the heart to criticize him except privately and then only to the extent of adding to a complaint made to a common friend, the significant words: "I at least am a man."
The NT as "Gay Comedy"? "Oh, you BITCH!!!..."
We don't know the half of it.