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November 2010
Jesus in Love Newsletter
LGBT spirituality and the arts
In This Issue
All Saints All Souls memorial
It Gets Better video
LGBT history photos
Fight the right
Sergius and Bacchus
Happy b-day, blog!
Holiday cards & gifts
New books
More highlights

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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 and queer saints, will free people to experience the divine in new ways and lead to a more just world.

We're busy lighting candles and adding names to our LGBT-

friendly All Saints All Souls memorial Nov. 1-2. This issue also offers hope for LGBT youth, and ideas on fighting hate with love.

See our All Saints/All Souls memorial now

CandlesVisit our queer-friendly memorial for All Saints Day and All Souls Day, also known as Day of the Dead. Click here to go to the memorial.

For a FREE listing: Contact us with the names of your loved ones. They will appear with a group of flickering candles.

For an individual flickering candle: Click the button below to donate $10 per candle.  Include the name of your loved one -- and how you want your own name listed. More info

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by Dirk Vanden

"If you like suspense this is a book for you."
Amos Lassen,

Video for LGBT Youth: It Gets Better

Kittredge Cherry in It Gets Better Video
"It gets better" is the theme of a new video message to LGBT youth from lesbian Christian author Kittredge Cherry.

She made the video for the It Gets Better Project, a new website where adults can share stories of hope with LGBT youth.  More info   See video
Inclusive art built from anti-gay DVDs

The Wave by Lucinda Naylor
An inclusive sculpture made from anti-gay DVDs was unveiled Oct. 29 in Minneapolis.

Artist Lucinda Naylor showed off "The Wave," which she created out of 2,000 DVDs that were originally sent by the Catholic Church to oppose same-sex marriage. More info and pix

(Credit: "The Wave" by Lucinda Naylor)

See LGBT history in photos

Troy Perry and Kittredge Cherry at March on Washington 1993

Photos from LGBT church history are posted for GLBT History Month.

They include highlights from the ministry of Rev. Troy Perry and Kittredge Cherry, shown together at left. Perry founded Metropolitan Community Churches on Oct. 6, 1968, to minister primarily in the LGBT community. More info   See photos

"Fight fundamentalists - with your love"

Sally Gearhart

"I call you to fight the fundamentalists -- with your love," said lesbian activist Sally Gearhart in a powerful 1990 sermon at MCC San Francisco.  Her words still ring true today.

She talks about how to counteract the Christian right while rethinking our own beliefs in a sermon that is newly available online.  More info

Sergius & Bacchus: Gay saints & lovers

Saints Sergius and Bacchus by Robert Lentz Saints Sergius and Bacchus were Roman soldiers, Christian martyrs and gay men who loved each other. The couple was openly gay, but secretly Christian -- the opposite of today's closeted Christians.  The close bond between the two men has been emphasized since the earliest accounts, and recent scholarship has revealed their homosexuality  More info

(Credit: "Saints Sergius and Bacchus"
 by Robert Lentz)

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Birthday cakeWe're celebrating our 5th anniversary at on Nov. 17.  Birthday gifts are welcome!

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LGBT Christmas cards and gift ideas

Gay Nativity Xmas card Gay/Lesbian nativity scene Christmas cards

What if the child of God was born to a lesbian or gay couple? Because, after all, LOVE makes a family, including the Holy Family.

Lesbian Nativity scene

Our popular gay and lesbian Nativity Scenes are now available as Christmas cards. See all 5 designs!

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The cards are true to the spirit of Christmas: God's child conceived in an extraordinary way.

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We added lots of gifts, plus new LOW prices on our T-shirts. Mugs, hats, keychains, cards, buttons, stickers, tote bags, mousepads, ties, even pet clothing!  Visit Gift Shop

Art That Dares: Gay Jesus, Woman Christ, and More
by Kittredge Cherry by AndroGyne Press
List Price: $38.95
Our Price: $25.18
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Filled with color images by 11 contemporary artists from the U.S. and Europe. 

Cat portrait by Trudie Barreras Pet portraits

Pet portraits make a wonderful holiday gift! Get a portrait of your animal companion now for a $25 donation to Jesus in Love -- shipping included.

Artist Trudie Barreras will draw your pet, based on photos that you send.  More info

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NEW and timely books etc.

The Final Deadline: What Death Has Taught Me About Life
by Chris Glaser
Morehouse Publishing
List Price: $18.00
Our Price: $10.97
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Gay clergy reflects on what death teaches about life. Themes include AIDS and suicide.

Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology
by Patrick S. Cheng
Seabury Books
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Readable intro to queer theology from a brilliant new scholar.

The Pope Is Not Gay!
by Angelo Quattrocchi by Verso
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A provocative exploration of Pope Benedict XVI's stance on homosexuality.

The Kingdom by John Mabry Book CoverThe Kingdom: A Berkeley Blackfriars Novel
by John R. Mabry by Apocryphile Press
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The Berkeley Blackfriars are a bit queer, but they know how to fight demons in this suspense novel.

Click here for more books & DVDs on
LGBT art, spirituality and religion
Click to see more highlights from the Jesus in Love Blog:

American Academy of Religion hosts LGBT programs

Matthew Shepard: Modern gay martyr - with MORE art

Gay sailor Allen Schindler

Come out for equality on National Coming Out Day

Special days coming up in November
(New versions will be posted on each date)

Nov. 20 - Transgender Day of Remembrance

Nov. 27 - Harvey Milk - gay rights pioneer

LGBT people sometimes feel like outcasts, so on All Saints Day I close with this promise from the Bible: "You are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God." (Ephesians 2:19)

Kittredge Cherry