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September 2009
Jesus in Love Newsletter
GLBT spirituality and the arts
In This Issue
Gay saint of 9/11
Equality march video
Jesus as lover
Mary's ecstasy
Queer poem
Cool new T-shirts
$185 needed
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.

With this issue, we remember the heroism of a gay priest who died on 9/11.  We remember the need to march for equality.  We remember the joy of uniting sexuality and spirituality.
Gay saint of 9/11: Mychal Judge
Mychal Judge icon by Fr. William McNichols

A gay priest is considered a saint by many since his heroic death in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001.  Father Mychal Judge, chaplain to New York City firefighters, responded quickly when Muslim extremists flew hijacked planes into the twin towers.

Praying at the scene, he was struck and killed in a storm of flying steel and concrete.  Later his friends revealed that he considered himself a gay man.  More info

(Credit: "Holy Passion Bearer Mychal Judge" by Father William Hart McNichols)
See Kitt's National Equality March video

K. Cherry in Equality March video founder Kittredge Cherry made a new video for the National Equality March supporting full equality for all LGBT Americans.  

The video is part of the "I Believe in Equality" YouTube campaign to prepare for the march on Oct. 10-11 in Washington, DC.  Video info

For the video, Kitt fulfilled her long-time dream of creating a T-shirt with the logo. T-shirt info

Are you going to the March?  If so, please contact us so we can post your reports.
Professor meets Jesus as lover
Baptism of Christ Gender studies professor Hugo Schwyzer had an unforgettable homoerotic dream after he prayed for Jesus to come and "hold me like a lover."
In a powerful blog post, Schwyzer describes the dream and concludes, "If we take Him seriously as 'closer than a brother,' then we need to see Him in our sexuality as well. For some of us, that will simply mean learning to face Jesus without shame... And for some of us, gay and straight, men and women alike, it means a willingness to embrace Him as the truest and best of lovers."  More info
Painting celebrates Mary's ecstasy
Annunciation by Trudie Barreras
In her "Annunciation" painting, Trudie Barreras reveals the thrilling moment when Mary was overshadowed by the Holy Spirit to conceive Jesus Christ.  Mary reaches ecstasy as the Holy Spirit embraces her in a heart of flames that merges with Mary's own golden halo. More info

The painting kicked off the Eros and Christ series at the Jesus in Love Blog this summer.  Read the whole series

(Credit: "Annunciation" by Trudie Barreras)
Queer poet explores sex and spirit  
Stained glass window 
I take the open seat beside you
unraveling my confessions
as my knees slowly drift apart
the divinity of your eyes receive me
revising creation stories
of fallen eves
and jesus saves.

That is an excerpt from "Sunday Confessions" by queer poet Maruja. Read the whole poem
New! T-shirts are here! t shirt is introducing its first-ever T-shirt.  Click here to order a shirt with the stylish logo, which includes a pink triangle as the "V" in the word "love."  

The shirt can be customized into a variety of sizes, styles and fabrics.  The price includes a $24 donation to More info

$185 still needed for computer crash

$1, $5 and $10 dollar billsThank God, our computer is working again!  But we still need $185 to pay the debt for our repair bill.

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Or send a check to: Kittredge Cherry, P.O. Box 31133, Los Angeles, CA 90031.

Many thanks to the 9 donors who already gave a total of $290 for the computer. It cost $475 to get it back up and running.  We're more than halfway there! More info

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"Give and it will be given to you"
(Luke 6:38)
The Jesus in Love blog hosted a popular series on Eros and Christ this summer.  Sexuality and spirituality are explored through diverse viewpoints and artistic forms.

Click here for the whole Eros and Christ series.

Or click on the titles below to view your favorite posts:

Sacred vs. secular texts

Eros & Christ: Mary's ecstasy in fiction

Eros & Christ: Mary's ecstasy in drama

Eros & Christ: Romance with Jesus in rock music

Eros & Christ: Jesus as Lover

Eros & Christ: Mary's ecstasy in art

Eros & Christ: Sunday Confessions poem

Thanks for supporting our blog.  May you find wholeness of body, mind and spirit!
Kittredge Cherry
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