|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.
Protests followed the U.S. election when voters banned same-sex marriage. We need to face hate with loving sacred images -- art that honors and includes instead of excluding. Draw inspiration from our AltXmasArt series and this newsletter...
|Is this the new Stonewall Rebellion?|
JesusInLove.org joined more than 100,000 protestors for GLBTQ rights who took to the streets nationwide in November after voters banned same-sex marriage.
Hundreds of people viewed our videos
of the Stop the H8 protest.
Our analysis of the new angry tone became one of the year's most popular posts.
|See 12 days of AltXmasArt Dec. 14-25|
AltXmasArt, a groundbreaking exhibit of alternative Christmas art, will be posted online in 12 daily installments Dec. 14-25 at the Jesus in Love Blog
Visit the blog daily starting Sunday, Dec. 14, for inspiration in the 12 days leading up to Christmas.
Nine artists mix Christmas imagery with a progressive vision of GLBT rights, racial and gender justice, and a world without war, poverty or environmental destruction.
The series offers a superb fusion of high-quality art and socio-political commentary. It includes major artists such as Keith Haring, Robert Lentz and Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin.
Image credit: "Joseph and the Christ Child" by John Giuliani
|Art honors AIDS martyrs |
El Martir (The Martyr) by Armando Lopez
expresses the agony of AIDS and its treatment. The image and the story behind it were posted at the Jesus in Love Blog
for World AIDS Day Dec. 1.
Lopez reinterprets St. Sebastian as an AIDS patient suffering under harrowing modern health-care procedures. Mexican-born Lopez uses both native Tarascan and Catholic imagery in his paintings. More info
|GLBT protests have a long history|
Recent rallies for same-sex marriage display a rage that hasn't been seen in the GLBT community for 10 years, not since the murder of Matthew Shepard
in a gay bashing in 1998. More info
Protest for GLBT rights has a long, proud history. Jesus in Love documented some of it with historic photos
from past protests and queer events, posted in honor of the 40th anniversary of Metropolitan Community Churches. More info
Image credit: "The Passion of Matthew Shepard"
© William Hart McNichols, St. Andrei Rublev Icons
2 new videos show Bible in GLBT style
Two new favorite videos at Jesus in Love revitalize the Bible with a GLBT twist.
Jesus appears with today's GLBT people in the new video of "Ecce Homo
" by Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin. It's a slide show with Bible quotes in English -- the same way that it was shown at Sweden's National Cathedral. It made the Pope so mad that he canceled his visit. See video
"Love Poem (No on 8)
" shows various people reading the great Biblical love poem from I Corinthians 13. The video adds a lovely visual surprise ending to support same-sex marriage. See video
Image: Heaven from Ecce Homo by Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin
|Donors honored on new sponsors page |
JesusInLove.org launched a new Sponsors Page
to honor those who made financial donations. Your gifts help us promote artistic and religious freedom. More info
Donations of any amount can be made by visiting JesusInLove.org
and clicking on the "donate" button there. Click here
to visit the Sponsors Page and read the names of our donors.
|Give "Art That Dares" for Christmas|
Special low price of $25 - December only
Give the gift of queer spiritual art this holiday season to your family and friends. Or treat yourself!
Lambda Literary Award finalist "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. More info
"Suitable for coffee table and classroom," says Dr. Mary Hunt. "A treasure... to be experienced again and yet again," says author Virginia Mollenkott
|NEW in glbt spirituality
Sex as God Intended
by John J. McNeill by Lethe Press
Milk [Theatrical Release]
by Focus Features
by Sountru Productions
Starring:Michael Caulfield, Joe Higuchi, Darryl Hulsey, Norm Munoz , Leslie Ann Price, Marianne Shine Michael Vega
DVD ~ Release Date: 2008-10-10
Click here for more good stuff on
by Joseph A. Massad by University Of Chicago Press
GLBT religion and spirituality
|I hope that you will visit AltXmasArt daily at the Jesus in Love Blog for progressive-style inspiration in the 12 days leading up to Christmas. It starts Sunday, Dec. 14.
Many people feel left out of the traditional Christmas scenes, but AltXmasArt breaks the stereotypes and shows Christ for ALL of us -- gay and straight, male and female, black and white, rich and poor. See you there!
JesusInLove.org is celebrated its third anniversary in November. I founded it because Christian rhetoric was being misused to justify hate and discrimination against LGBT people. The ongoing bigotry proves that JesusInLove.org is still needed. Check out our newly updated Media Room for 3 years of news releases on queer Christian art and activism.
We will keep tracking censorship and promoting a positive vision in the new year and beyond.
Have a joyous holiday season!