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December 2007
Jesus in Love Newsletter
GLBT spirituality and the arts
In This Issue
Gay Jesus art sparks violence
See new videos on glbt rights
Give "Art That Dares" for Christmas
New vision statement
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Gay Jesus art sparks violence
"Sermon on the Mount" by Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin

Art that shows Jesus as gay has sparked violence--including a recent melee in Sweden.

 Young people tried to set fire to a poster at the cultural center that was exhibiting photos of a queer Christ by Swedish photographer Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin

Staff intervened and as many as 30 people joined the fight, according to news reports.  The conflict occurred in the Swedish city of Jonkoping, known as a center of evangelical Christianity.

Ohlson Wallin is one of 11 artists whose images appear in my new book Art That Dares: Gay Jesus, Woman Christ, and More. 

The violence in Sweden is the latest example of why the queer Christ is needed.

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See new videos on glbt rights
Kitt comes out of closet with rainbow quilt

Jesus in Love founder Kittredge Cherry talks about glbt issues on two new videos.

She asks the Republican presidential candidates about gay marriage in a video for the CNN YouTube debate on Nov. 28.

Click here for the gay marriage video

Kitt's National Coming Out Day video is included in a patchwork of video responses compiled by the Human Rights Campaign for National Coming Out Day, Oct. 11.

Click here for the coming out video

Give "Art That Dares" for Christmas

"Jesus Returns to God" by Douglas Blanchard
Give the gift of queer spiritual art this holiday season to your family and friends.  Or treat yourself!

Art That Dares: Gay Jesus, Woman Christ, and More by Kittredge Cherry is filled with color images by 11 artists from the U.S. and Europe.  At left is  Jesus Returns to God by Douglas Blanchard.

"Suitable for coffee table and classroom," says Dr. Mary Hunt.  "A treasure... to be experienced again and yet again," says author Virginia Mollenkott.

Pre-Christmas special:  Get an autographed copy for a donation of $30 or more to Save $9 off the retail price.  Shipping included.

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New vision statement for Jesus in Love

"Jesus in Love serves gay, lesbian, bi and trans (glbt) people who have spiritual interests, and our allies.  We promote queer spirituality and the arts, with an emphasis on books and images.  We believe that God loves all people, including sexual minorities.  We believe that the creative process is sacred.  We hope that the new visions, especially the gay Jesus, will free people to experience the divine in new ways and lead to a more just world."

What do you think of our new vision statement-in-progress?  Please contact us with your comments.

This new vision statement grew out of input from our supporters.  We will continue to revise it based on your responses.

May you experience the full joy of the holiday season!  This newsletter is my Christmas gift to you.  I see it as a way to foster two-way communication, so please contact me with your ideas and suggestions.

Thank you for your support in 2007.  I'm excited about taking Jesus in Love to the next level with this newsletter, and I look forward to keeping in touch with you in the new year. 

Holiday blessings,

Kittredge Cherry