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Merry Christmas from Kittredge Cherry and JesusInLove.org!
We wish you a wonderful holiday season and the best of new years.
Below is a selection of holiday treats from the Jesus in Love Blog. Enjoy!
|Good (Gay?) King Wenceslas
There's good reason to believe that Good King Wenceslas was
gay. Yes, the king in the Christmas
The carol is based on real historical figures, a Bohemian
duke and his loyal page.
Dennis O'Neill, author of "Passionate Holiness," shares his research on the loving relationship between the two men. More info
(Credit: "St. Wenceslaus and Podiven, his Assistant" by Lewis
|LGBT nativity video: love makes a family|
What if the child of God was born to a lesbian couple... or a
gay couple? Because, after all, LOVE makes a family, including the Holy
JesusInLove.org made a new video
of gay and lesbian
"They are true to the Christmas
story: God's child conceived in an extraordinary way and born into
disreputable circumstances," says founder Kittredge Cherry.More info See video
|Xmas scene from Transwoman Jesus play
Jesus' angelic birth highlights the holiness of EVERY birth
in a scene from the controversial new play "Jesus, Queen of Heaven" by Jo Clifford
(formerly John Clifford).
As a special Christmas gift, Jo agreed to let the Jesus in Love Blog
post an excerpt from her play, which was protested by 300
Christian conservatives last month at its premiere in Scotland. They were upset because Jo presents Jesus as
a transsexual woman.Read it now
|Jesus tells Christmas story to animals|
Jesus tells the Christmas story to animals in a scene
from "Jesus in Love: A Novel
" by Kittredge Cherry:
"Animals were with me when I was born. There were some like
you...and you...and you." I pointed at the sheep, the goats, the donkeys, and
the oxen. "After I was born, I slept in a manger, a place where animals ate
"Food!" Everyone was interested in this part of my story...
"You are like food. You make me feel good," Old Snake said
to me, and the others sounded their agreement.
"Peaceable Kingdom" by Edward Hicks)
|Lesbian couple portrays Madonna|
The Madonna and her female lover are portrayed by a real
lesbian couple, seven months' pregnant through artificial insemination in
"Annunciation" by Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin.
It is part of AltXmasArt, a show of
alternative Christmas art at the Jesus in Love Blog. Nine artists mix Christmas imagery with a
progressive vision of GLBT rights, racial and gender justice, and a world without
war, poverty or pollution. See the show
|Happy holidays! Gifts welcome|
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Many thanks to everyone who has given their time, talent and resources.More info (Image credit: Eyehook.com)
|Christmas isn't the only good news this December. Click to see more highlights from the Jesus in Love Blog this month:
First U.S. lesbian Episcopal bishop elected
Ruth and Naomi (GLBT saints series)
Lazarus (GLBT saints series)
May the celebration of God's presence among us bring you much joy this holiday season. With best wishes for the new year,