Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Lesbian Easter Surprise: Female Jesus on the Cross (3/28/06)

LOS ANGELES, CA -- March 28, 2006 -- A female Christ is crucified while men loot her purse at JesusInLove.org, a new website featuring progressive images of Jesus.

“Every time a woman is abused, Jesus is crucified again,” said Kittredge Cherry, lesbian author and founder of the website. “Men use religion to justify discrimination, so even atheists can see the value in uprooting sexism from Christian tradition.”

Artists who dare to put the Easter story in an alternative context have had their work destroyed -- if they can find a way to exhibit it at all. Now these powerful images are available for all to see at JesusInLove.org.

A high-tech slide show takes visitors through the Easter story from a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender viewpoint at http://jesusinlove.org/prayf.php. It includes the following:

*The crucified Christ is labeled “faggot” in a painting by Becki Jayne Harrelson.
*The female Christ dies on the cross while her purse is looted by the Pope, a businessman and a terrorist in a work by Sandra Yagi.
*The dead Christ is revived by a female Holy Spirit in Harrelson’s “Resurrection.”
*The risen Christ approaches hand-in-hand with his male lover in “Jesus Rises” by F. Douglas Blanchard.

“The Easter story is important for lesbians. It tells us that God suffers with us, and it offers the promise of rebirth and redemption,” Cherry explained.

A recent review of JesusInLove.org by online magazine QueerDay.com called the site “a rather heavenly idea.”

JesusInLove.org features work by six contemporary American artists and an impressive links page that connects with many other artists worldwide who picture Christ as female or gay.

The history behind the female Christ is fleshed out in a variety of new books listed at JesusInLove.org. The site also offers a sneak preview of Kittredge Cherry’s forthcoming fictional autobiography of the queer Christ, “Jesus in Love.”

For more information, contact JesusInLoveInfo@aol.com or visit http://jesusinlove.org/prayf.php

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This woman and this people are sick and in desperate need of 'deliverance', you can not change the 'sex' of the Savior or anyone else in the Bible (no matter how hard this wicked world tries), and those who do will answer to the one they 'say' they're following.