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Good Friday, March 25, 2016
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Today on Good Friday the crucifixion and death of Jesus are commemorated by Christians across  the world.  Here we honor him from a LGBTQ perspective.
While the sun's light failed... he breathed his last
Jesus Dies by Doug Blanchard
"Jesus Dies" places Christ's crucifixion against a 21st-century city skyline in "The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision," a series of 24 paintings by Douglas Blanchard.

Jesus hangs on modern scaffolding that forms a cross behind him. He dies an outcast's death in pain and humiliation. Jesus stayed true to his vision, even when it brought him into conflict with authorities, even to the point of death.

Once again Jesus has brought together an unlikely group. The spectators look like ordinary people today, becoming a visual counterpart to the hymn that asks, "Were you there?"  More

(Credit: "Jesus Dies" by Douglas Blanchard)
Gay Passion of Christ series continues
Jesus Prays Alone by Douglas Blanchard
Jesus Before the Priests by Douglas Blanchard Jesus appears as a gay man of today in a series starting today at the Jesus in Love blog. New posts will run daily through Easter.

Reflections are based on "The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision" by Doug Blanchard. Text is by Kittredge Cherry. Click to go to:


1. Son of Man (Human One) with Job and Isaiah
2. Jesus Enters the City
3. Jesus Drives Out the Money Changers
4. Jesus Preaches in the Temple
5. The Last Supper
6. Jesus Prays Alone
7. Jesus Is Arrested
8. Jesus Before the Priests
9. Jesus Before the Magistrate
10. Jesus Before the People
11. Jesus Before the Soldiers
12. Jesus Is Beaten
13. Jesus Goes to His Execution
14. Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross
15. Jesus Dies

Continued tomorrow and Easter Sunday at the Jesus in Love Blog

(Credit: "Jesus Prays Alone" and "Jesus Before the Priests" by Douglas Blanchard)
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If you are touched by the gay Passion of Christ series, please give now to the Good Friday offering that supports my work at Jesus in Love for LGBT spirituality and the arts.   Click to give now.
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Gay Passion ads rejected and resurrected

Believe Out Loud looks at the controversy over Facebook ads for the gay Passion of Christ book in a new article by Kittredge Cherry posted March 23, 2016. Currently two ads are still rejected and two are active.Believe Out Loud article on gay Passion ads
Gay Passion of Christ book available now
Book cover Passion of Christ A Gay Vision

Meet Jesus as a young gay man of today in a modern city with "The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision" by Kittredge Cherry with art by Douglas Blanchard.   

Passion book open to Jesus Rises  

Highly recommended for Lent, Holy Week and Easter


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Gay Passion of Christ prints and cards

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Prints and greeting cards of Doug Blanchard's 24 gay Passion of Christ paintings are available.


High-quality giclee reproductions come in many sizes and formats. Images include the Last Supper, crucifixion and resurrection. More info 

Please visit the Jesus in Love Blog on Saturday and Easter Sunday for the conclusion of my Holy Week reflections on the gay Passion of Christ.

Thank you for joining me in remembering Christ's final days on a journey of love and liberation.  May we live with hope in the shadow of the cross.

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