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June 2013
Jesus in Love Newsletter
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Roscoe on Jesus and same-sex love
Hidden Perspectives
Artist Rosa Bonheur
Adam and Steve
Joan of Arc
Rainbow Christ prayer
Julian of Norwich

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Happy LGBT Pride Month! This June I'm proud to present my interview with gay anthropologist Will Roscoe about Jesus and same-sex love. I was interviewed recently too. Details below.
Roscoe discusses Jesus and gay love

Book cover of Jesus and the Shamanic Tradition of Same-Sex Love
Gay anthropologist Will Roscoe gives new insights into the connections between Jesus and same-sex love in an interview today at the Jesus in Love Blog.


He discusses recent archeological discoveries related to the queer Christ, such as the Gospel of Judas and a bowl with an inscription about "Christ the magician." He also reveals his own beliefs about Jesus. More info 


His groundbreaking book "Jesus and the Shamanic Tradition of Same-Sex Love" is back in print with a updated edition from Lethe Press. 

Hidden Perspectives: Cherry interviewed 

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Hidden Perspectives, a project for "bringing the Bible out of the closet," posted a new interview with author Kittredge Cherry on interactions between LGBT people and religion.


"My Christian faith gave me the strength to come out as a lesbian almost 30 years ago," Cherry says in the wide-ranging interview. More info 

Rosa Bonheur: Cross-dressing painter honored "androgyne Christ"

Rosa Bonheur by Ria Brodell
Rosa Bonheur, the most famous female painter of the 19th century, was a queer cross-dresser who honored what she called the "androgyne Christ." She had two consecutive long-term relationships with women.


Her achievements grew out of an unusual religious upbringing in the proto-feminist Saint-Simonian sect, and the queer Christian ideals that she expressed in adulthood. Bonheur's gender-bending lifestyle has been covered extensively by scholars, but her spirituality has received much less attention until now. More info 


(Credit: "Rosa Bonheur" from "Butch Heroes" by Ria Brodell)

Adam and Steve enjoy marriage equality

Adam and Steve in 14 Countries by Tony De Carlo

Congratulations to the countries and states that approved marriage equality, including New Zealand, Minnesota, Rhode Island and Delaware.


In honor of these events, here is "Adam and Steve in 14 Countries" by Tony De Carlo. The original same-sex couple stands together on an island made of flags from nations where same-sex marriage is legal.


De Carlo began his Adam and Steve series in response to people who oppose LGBT rights because they say "God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve." More info 


Joan of Arc: Cross-dressing warrior-saint

St. Joan of Arc by Robert Lentz Joan of Arc was a cross-dressing teenage warrior who led the medieval French army to victory. This queer icon and girl-power hero was killed for wearing men's clothing by the church that later made her a saint.

Joan's belief that God was the source of her gender-bending queerness makes her an especially inspiring role model for LGBT people of faith. More info

(Credit: "Saint Joan of Arc" by Robert Lentz)

Rainbow Christ Prayer honors LGBT spirit

Stained glass rainbow flag with cross by Andrew Craig Williams

Celebrate Pride Month with the Rainbow Christ prayer.  Colors of the rainbow flag reveal the many faces of the queer Christ in the prayer that begins:


Rainbow Christ, you embody all the colors of the world...

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(Credit: "Stained-glass Rainbow Flag with Cross" by Andrew Craig Williams)

Julian of Norwich celebrates Mother Jesus
 Julian of Norwich by Robert Lentz  

Julian of Norwich is a medieval English mystic who celebrated "Mother Jesus."  It's not known if she herself was queer, but her genderbending ideas were. 
"As truly as God is our Father, so truly is God our Mother," Julian wrote more than 600 years ago. More info
(Credit: "Julian of Norwich" by Robert Lentz
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