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Summer 2009
Jesus in Love Newsletter
GLBT spirituality and the arts
In This Issue
Gay Jesus video
Ruth and Naomi art
Jesus never married
Gay marriage history
Eros & Christ series
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New books & DVDs

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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.

We're getting back to basics with more gay Jesus and LGBT Christian art in this issue. Enjoy!
British video jests about gay Jesus
Pat Condell in gay Jesus video

A British comedian created "Was Jesus gay?" as a comedy video, but most of it makes good sense to LGBT Christians.

The popular video features Pat Condell.  He begins with some well-deserved barbs against the Church for mistreating gays. 

Then Condell states, "I've heard it suggested from some people that Christians are so irrationally obsessed with this subject because deep down they're terrified that Jesus himself might have been gay."  After that it just keeps getting better.

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Art honors love between women
Whither Thou Goest by Trudie Barreras
Love between two Biblical women is celebrated in "Whither Thou Goest" by Atlanta artist Trudie Barreras.

The painting shows Ruth pledging her love to Naomi.  Her famous vows are often used in heterosexual weddings.  Few people realize that these beautiful words were first spoken by one woman to another:  "Whither thou goest, I will go..."

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(Credit: "Whither Thou Goest" by Trudie Barreras)
Gay artist says Jesus never married
Jesus Never Married by Dirk VandenJesus supported love, but not marriage, according to a thought-provoking new poster by gay artist Dirk Vanden.
Vanden says that he creates artworks such as "Jesus Never Married" to help LGBT people who are "seeking equality, legitimacy, legality -- acceptance -- of ourselves and our unions and families."

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(Credit:  "Jesus Never Married" by Dirk Vanden}
Gay marriage is nothing new  
Newspaper article on Kitt Cherry and gay marriage, 1989 
Lesbian Christian author Kittredge Cherry recently found an article titled "Marriage Between Homosexuals is Nothing New for Some in S.F" -- from 20 years ago.

She and her partner were interviewed in the Los Angeles Times article. "Wow, same-sex marriage wasn't even new to us way back in 1989," she says today.  "It sure seems like it should be legally recognized now!"

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Eros and Christ series starts soon
Annunciation by Trudie Barreras
A summer series on Eros and Christ starts July 15 at the Jesus in Love Blog.

The series explores the interplay of sexuality and spirituality through art, poetry, writing and book reviews.  It features the work of gender studies professor Hugo Schwyzer, New York poet Maruja and Atlanta artist/writer Trudie Barreras.

Visit the Jesus in Love Blog from July through September for the Eros and Christ series.
(Credit: "Annunciation" by Trudie Barreras)
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This summer marks the 2-year anniversary for the Jesus in Love Blog.  Click on the titles below to view more of the best recent posts from the blog:

Gay scholar issues Bible challenge

Erotic Pentecost reading

Clergy Call lobbies Washington

GLBT spiritual art blog marks 2nd year

Tribute to editor Egnotovich

May you be filled with love, joy and creativity this summer season!
Kittredge Cherry
NEW and timely books, DVDs etc

Torah Queeries: Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible
by Gregg Drinkwater by NYU Press
Hardcover ~ Release Date: 2009-10-01
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Reclaiming Christ: Reflections on Homosexuality, Sex, and the Bible
by Inclusive Orthodoxy
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The Judy Grahn Reader
by Judy Grahn by Aunt Lute Books
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