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August 2008
Jesus in Love Newsletter
GLBT spirituality and the arts
In This Issue
Gay spirituality or everybody spirituality
Nursing Madonna
Fun gay Jesus T-shirt
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New gay-spirit book

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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.
Gay spirituality or
everybody spirituality: A new closet?
After the Rainbow by Peter Grahame 
Gay spirituality may be replaced by "everybody spirituality."  Some GLBT people, especially the young, don't want to be labeled anything.  Is this progress or a new closet?

The subject was discussed at a recent gay spirituality weekend in New Mexico. A lively debate on the subject is underway at the Jesus in Love Blog, sparked by a report from gay artist Peter Grahame, one of the event's organizers.

Guest speakers included gay author Toby Johnson, who is one of at least eight people commenting on the post at the Jesus in Love Blog.

Image credit: "After the Rainbow Ceremony" by Peter Grahame

Nursing Madonna shocks and inspiresNursing Madonna statuette 

An unusual statuette of Mary breastfeeding the baby Jesus shocked some with its nudity, but inspired the faith of others, including Atlanta writer Trudie Barreras.

She submitted the photo at left and an account of her experiences with this "marvelously sensitive and realistic perspective of the mother of Jesus." Click here to read her story.  The Jesus in Love Newsletter is sharing Barreras's materials because we support art that seeks to embody spirituality.
Homoerotic Jesus T-shirt -- what fun!Jesus baptism T-shirt 

A homoerotic baptism of Christ T-shirt caught the eye of a New York blogger.

Readers laughed when they read his story, which is re-posted on the Jesus in Love Blog by permission from the fourfour blog.

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