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September 2010
Jesus in Love Newsletter
LGBT spirituality and the arts
In This Issue
Krishna and Christ
Queer disciples
Gay Jesus photo
Female holiness
Gay saint of 9/11

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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.

An erotic connection between Christ and Krishna can inspire you this September. The Spirit comes in many forms in this month's newsletter, including queer disciples and female holiness.
What if Christ and Krishna made love?

Jesus and Lord Rama by Alex Donis
If Christ met Krishna, would there be conflict or kisses? We celebrate the homoerotic possibilities in honor of Krishna's birthday or Janmashtami (Sept. 2 this year).

Two god-men are gay lovers in the work of artistic visionaries like poet Brian Day and artist Alex Donis. Those who value love, sexuality and interfaith dialogue can find enlightenment in their work. More info

(Credit: "Jesus and Lord Rama" by Alex Donis, Frumkin Gallery)
by Dirk Vanden

Attempts to answer the burning question:
Does Jesus hate queers, or not?

Queer disciples in the Bible

Detail from Last Supper by Becki Jayne Harrelson
"Dandy Discipleship: A Queering of Mark's Male Disciples" by New Zealand theologian Robert J. Myles was published recently in a scholarly journal.

He challenges the assumption of heterosexuality in the Bible and tries to liberate the scriptures from sex-negative misinterpretations.  He does this by purposely rereading three Gospel stories in sexual (and homosexual) ways. More info

(Credit: Detail from "The Last Supper" by Becki Jayne Harrelson)
Pride photo: Maybe Jesus was Gay

Maybe Jesus was Gay sign at Pride parade
"Maybe Jesus Was Gay" declared a festive sign in the 2010 San Diego LGBT Pride parade July 17.

It was carried by the group from Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Carlsbad, CA. More info

(Credit: "Just a Thought" by San Diego Shooter Nathan Rupert)

Art book explores women's spirituality

Holiness and the Feminine Spirit book cover
Artist Janet McKenzie takes wonderful risks by painting Jesus, saints and angels in multiracial, gender-bending new ways.

Now you can see her genius at work in a gorgeous new book, "Holiness and the Feminine Spirit: The Art of Janet McKenzie."

McKenzie is best known for painting a controversial black female Christ in "Jesus of the People." The book also includes "Epiphany," which presents the three "kings" as a multiracial trio of women. More info

Gay saint of 9/11: Mychal Judge
Mychal Judge icon by Fr. William McNichols

A gay priest is considered a saint since his heroic death in the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center in 2001.  Father Mychal Judge, chaplain to New York City firefighters, rushed to help when terrorists flew hijacked planes into the twin towers.

Praying at the scene, he was struck and killed in a storm of flying steel and concrete. More info

Visit the Jesus in Love Blog on 9/11 for an update.

(Credit: "Holy Passion Bearer Mychal Judge" by Father William Hart McNichols)
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The pace of LGBT artistic and literary activity will pick up in the fall. Keep sending us tips, and we'll be here to share the good news. Thanks, and God bless you!
Kittredge Cherry
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Dancing Theology in Fetish Boots: Essays in Honour of Marcellla Althaus-Reid
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The Queer God
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Queer Christian classic. A renowned theologian uses queer theory and liberation theology to free God from traditional Christianity.

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This exquisite new vision of Hindu mythology includes the homoerotic poem "The Love Between Krishna and Jesus."

Holiness and the Feminine Spirit: The Art of Janet Mckenzie
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Artist Janet McKenzie takes wonderful risks by painting Jesus, saints and angels in multiracial, gender-bending new ways. Includes her controversial black female Christ, "Jesus of the People," plus 27 more images and reflections by women writers.

You Will Be My Witnesses: Saints, Prophets, And Martyrs
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32 full-color icons by McNichols, including gay martyr of 9/11 Mychal Judge, Islamic mystic al-Hallaj and social activist Dorothy Day.

Sexuality and the Sacred: Sources for Theological Reflection
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