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January 2008
Jesus in Love Newsletter
GLBT spirituality and the arts
In This Issue
2007's top stories
Happy new year video
Queering the Last Supper
Sex & spirit mix in Germany
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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.

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2007's top 5 queer-spirit arts stories 
D. Blanchard's Gay Passion at JHS Gallery, photo by Dorie Hagler

2007 was a fantastic year for GLBT spirituality and the arts.

Here's a round-up of the year's top five queer spiritual art stories, based on Web traffic and attendance in real life.

1.  Gay Jesus art delights crowds at National Festival of Progressive Spiritual Art in Taos in May.  Click here for more

2.  A mini-riot erupts in an evangelical Swedish city over gay Jesus photos by Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin in August. Click here for more

3.  Art That Dares: Gay Jesus, Woman Christ and More by Kittredge Cherry is published. Click here for more

4. A leather version of the Last Supper sparks controversy as the poster for the Folsom Street Fair in September.  Details below.

5.  National Coming Out Day inspires the year's most popular video at  Click here for more

(photo of festival opening at JHS Gallery by Dorie Hagler)

See 'happy new year' video for 2008
Kitt Cherry's happy new year video 2008

Jesus in Love founder Kittredge Cherry made a video to wish everyone a wonderful new year in 2008. 

Be sure to watch this 30-second video to see the gorgeous poinsettias near her home in Los Angeles -- and to find out why she believes 2008 will be a great year.

Click here for New Year's video
Queering the Last Supper
Leather Last Supper -Folsom Street Fair poster 2007

A poster of Jesus and his disciples as "half-naked homosexual sadomasochists" sparked controversy at the Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco in September.

Under pressure from a media blitz orchestrated by Christian conservatives, Miller Brewing Co. asked to remove its logo from the poster.  U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was among those defending the image.

Kittredge Cherry's analysis of the image lead to lively debate at GLBT blogs.  Click here for more info

(Image by Fred Alert, courtesy of Folsom Street Events)

Sex and spirit mix on Jesus book cover

German cover of "Jesus in Love"
A homoerotic Christ image on the cover of a new German book is sparking international debate.

The provocative cover appears on the newly released German version of Jesus in Love, a novel about a queer Christ by Kittredge Cherry. 

The cover art by Berlin painter Alexander von Agoston shows a near-naked Jesus and John the Baptist rising from the water together after Christ's baptism.  The men's genitals shine through their wet clothes.  A shared halo affirms the union of body and spirit.

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I hope that your new year is shaping up with the right balance of challenge and affirmation.

New year's blessings,

Kittredge Cherry