The idea that this is even needed bothers me. The Catholic Church does not hate gays, read our teachings on it… If this was Mohamed the media would be all over this, calling the artist out for being insensitive to the Muslim faith, yet, because its Christians, its all OK, an open session to offend. I personally say they have the right to publish this and think this… And I would be the first one to defend there rights of free speech, yet I find the hypocrisy of the media amazing…
There have been plenty of contentious and/or inflammatory artistic depictions of Jesus Christ over the years. One of the most recent comes from a book published in July, titled “Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision.”
The book contains two dozen paintings by artist and “very agnostic believer,” Doug Blanchard, with text written by Kittredge Cherry. Cherry calls herself a “lesbian Christian author and art historian.”
The series of paintings, which appear to be loosely modeled after the Catholic Church’s Stations of the Cross, tells the story of the Passion of Christ using images of modern people – the most notable one being the portrayal of Jesus as a gay man:
via Controversial Artist Depicts Jesus In a Way That Has Some Calling It an ‘Abomination’.
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it is interesting to see people attempt to juxtapose two impossibly compatible positions, and call it a belief system. perhaps we will soon come across a “very Christian non-believer” and then after that a “celibate temple prostitute”. Ahh, America ; the land of fruits and nuts.
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