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Gay Jesus art sparks violence
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
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. Click here to read more
See new videos on glbt rights
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
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 JesusInLove.org. Save $9 off the retail price. Shipping included.Click here to donate $30 for a free bookVisit JesusInLove.org to donate more (or less)
Or buy it now from Amazon.com:
Art That Dares: Gay Jesus, Woman Christ, and More
by Kittredge Cherry by AndroGyne Press
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