|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 celebrated LGBT Pride Month with art, poetry, music, prayers and tales from history. See highlights below -- and invite a friend to look, too. July is Invite a Friend Month here, so please forward this email.
|Magazine runs queer spiritual art|
Four friends of JesusInLove.org are featured artists in the "Queer Spirituality & Politics" cover story of this month's Tikkun, a major national magazine.
Robert Lentz, Matthew Wettlaufer, Douglas Blanchard and Paul Richmond have art in the July/August issue of Tikkun, which just hit newsstands. More info
|Saints of Stonewall honored |
LGBT people fought back against police harassment in June 1969 at the Stonewall Inn, launching the LGBT liberation movement.
They are honored here as "saints of Stonewall" because they had the courage to battle an unjust system. They did the miracle of turning self-hatred into self esteem. More info
(Credit: "It was Beautiful" by Douglas Blanchard
|Poet imagines "if Jesus were gay"|
Both sacred and profane, "If Jesus Were Gay and Other Poems
Emanuel Xavier is a new book that expresses Christ in a refreshingly
Xavier makes sweet poetry out of his life as a
gay Latino with a painful past. The title poem asks whether people would still love and worship Jesus if he was
gay. Xavier also uses that title for the first section of the
book. Click here
for more info and the whole poem "If Jesus were Gay"
|Prayers and songs celebrate LGBT pride|
(Credit: GLBT Heritage window from Metropolitan Community Church of San Francisco)
Remembering Hands Around the God Box|
Hands Around the God Box was an interfaith prayer vigil to end religious homophobia. It was held in New York City on June 24, 1994.
More than 500 people from 15 lesbian and gay religious groups joined hands and were linked by a rainbow ribbon encircling the Interchurch Center, home to many religious organizations. More info
(Credit: Washington Post photo of Hands Around the God Box)
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NEW and timely|
Queering the Text: Biblical, Medieval, and Modern Jewish Stories
by Andrew Ramer by White Crane Books
If Jesus Were Gay & other poems
by Emanuel Xavier by Queer Mojo (A Rebel Satori Imprint)
8: The Mormon Proposition
by Nicholas Greer
MP3 Download ~ Release Date: 2010-02-03
Soundtrack to the 2010 documentary on the Mormon campaign to
ban same-sex marriage with Proposition 8 in California.
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