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March 2008
Jesus in Love Newsletter
GLBT spirituality and the arts
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Gay Mohammad art
Queer Christ in Tikkun
Video prayer
Holy Week blog
At the Cross on sale
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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.

Greetings as we approach springtime and Easter (March 23).  One way to get ready is by reading my new book At the Cross. It's an Easter tale with a gay love story between Jesus and John.

And if you think gay Jesus upsets the conservatives, wait til you read about gay Mohammad...
Gay Mohammad art censored 
Adam and Ewald by Sooreh Hera

A Gay Mohammad video and photos were censored recently from a Dutch art exhibit.  The artist was forced into hiding by death threats from Muslim extremists.

Iranian-born artist Sooreh Hera says that her images are an artistic expose of Islamic hypocrisy on homosexuality. She photographed gay men in masks of Mohammad and his son-in-law Ali. 
The municipal museum in the Hague backed out of its plan to exhibit the photos from Hera's "Adam and Ewald" series and a related video. More info

(Image: from Adam and Ewald by Sooreh Hera)

 Tikkun features queer Christian art
Tikkun cover, Nov-Dec 2007
An illustrated article on queer Christian art appears in the new issue of Tikkun, a major interfaith magazine on politics, spirituality and culture.

"Take Back Jesus: The Queer Christ Arises for the Good of All" by Kittredge Cherry is in the March-April 2008 issue of Tikkun.

The article strikes a note of hope:  "Queer Christ images can liberate everyone. For too long people have been in bondage to conservative interpretations of Christianity's central figure. Without a broader vision, humanity is likely to continue down the destructive path of hatred, war, economic exploitation, and ecological destruction. Now it's time to take back Jesus-not just for gays, but for the good of all."  More info
Video shows author reading new prayer
Kitt Cherry reads At the Cross
Author Kittredge Cherry reads an excerpt from her latest book At the Cross in a new video.  She chose a short, powerful section based on Christ's model prayer, often called the "Lord's Prayer" or the "Our Father."  More info

Click here for the author's video

Blog runs new Holy Week readings
Cover of "At the Cross" by K. Cherry
Celebrate Holy Week and Easter at the Jesus in Love Blog with suitable readings from Kittredge Cherry's new novel At the Cross.

Appropriate excerpts will be posted at the blog beginning on Palm Sunday (March 16) and continuing through Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter (March 23). 

  Easter special: "At the Cross" on sale
At the Cross
by Kittredge Cherry by AndroGyne Press
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A queer Christ lives out the Easter story in the new novel Jesus in Love: At the Cross by Kittredge Cherry.

The dramatic events of Christ's Passion unfold along with a gay love story between Jesus and his disciple John.  The novel covers Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, and Jesus' arrest, trial, crucifixion, and resurrection, ending on Pentecost. 

Autographed copy - click here to buy now!

This newsletter is a way to foster two-way communication, so please contact us with your comments, ideas and suggestions.

May you experience God afresh, warmed by the hope of springtime and new life to come.

Easter blessings,

Kittredge Cherry