|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.||
Happy All Saints Day! It's a big day here because I have profiled more than 40 LGBT saints over the past two years. I reflect on what I learned and launch a new resource page listing all the LGBT saints.
|All Saints Day: Why we need LGBT saints|
LGBT saints are important because people are searching for alternative ways to lead loving lives. Churches have tried to control people by burying queer history. The LGBT saints show us not only THEIR place in history, but also OUR place.
At first I thought that LGBT saints were rare. Gradually I came to see that they are everywhere.... More info
(Credit: "Christ Glorified in the Court of Heaven" by Fra Angelico
|New web pages: LGBT saints, holidays, artists and queer Christ|
Today JesusInLove.org launches four major new LGBT spirituality resource pages. Click to visit the new web pages:LGBT saints
- 44 traditional & alternative saintsHolidays
- 66 LGBT spiritual datesQueer Christ
- 29 artists and writers working with queer ChristArtists
- 33 artists who do LGBT spiritual & religious artMore info
|See our All Saints/All Souls memorial now|
Visit our LGBT-friendly memorial for All Saints Day and All Souls Day, also known as Day of the Dead. Click here
to go to the memorial.This memorial highlights those who died in the past year. Religion and society have often dishonored LGBT lives. May ALL saints and ALL souls to be restored to wholeness and holiness here.
|Author discusses fear, faith and gay Jesus |
In a lively interview, author Paul Hartman discusses why he wrote "The Kairos," a new suspense novel in which an archeologist finds proof that Jesus was gay.
"Do I believe Jesus was sexually active? All I can say is He would still be my God if so, but of course I don't know. With a man or woman? Same answer. Two of my favorite chapters in The Kairos explore those questions, all of which hinge on whether we believe He was fully human," says Hartman, a Presbyterian elder and retired PBS/NPR executive. More info
We'wha of Zuni: Two-spirit Native American
We'wha was a two-spirit Native American Zuni who served as a cultural ambassador, including a visit with a U.S. president in 1886.
Almost all Native American traditions recognized 3rd and sometimes even 4th genders. We'wha was the most famous "lhamana," the Zuni term for a male-bodied person who lived in part as a woman. More info
(Credit: "We'wha of Zuni" by Robert Lentz OFM, TrinityStores.com)
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CAN GAYS AND LESBIANS BE TRUE CHRISTIANS? Welcome to the "Gay and Christian
" website! It shows that a person can be both a true Christian and a loving, sexually-active gay man or lesbian.
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|LGBT Christmas cards and gift ideas|
Gay and lesbian Nativity Christmas cards
Queer Nativity scenes are now on Christmas cards. See all 5 designs!
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Because, after all, LOVE makes a family, including the Holy Family.
Pet portraits make a wonderful holiday gift for your partner!
Order by Dec. 1 for delivery by Christmas.
Artist Trudie Barreras will draw your pet, based on photos that you send. More info
|New books on LGBT spirituality and religion|
by Paul E. Hartman by CarpeKairos Publishers
List Price: $12.50
Our Price: $11.25
From Sin to Amazing Grace: Discovering the Queer Christ
by Patrick S. Cheng by Seabury Books
List Price: $20.00
Our Price: $20.00
Holy Terror: Lies the Christian Right Tells Us to Deny Gay Equality
by Mel White by Magnus Books
List Price: $15.95
Our Price: $10.85
Queer Religion [2 volumes]
List Price: $110.00
Our Price: $110.00
by Laura Lee by Itineris Press
List Price: $14.99
Our Price: $14.98
In this romance novel, a middle-aged minister who lost his wife suddenly finds himself attracted to a young man, despite the church's disapproval.