This week as a spiritual practice and in solidarity with our parish, church, and wider community during Pride Week, we invite you to explore Jesus In Love, a blog and website that “specializes in art that is too queer for religious groups and too religious for LGBT organizations.”
You might begin by reading one of the stories of in the LGBT Saints series of blog posts.
Jesus In Love supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and queer spirituality and the arts. It promotes artistic and religious freedom and teaches love for all people, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or religious faith. The mission is important because conservatives are misusing religion to justify hate and discrimination against LGBT people. Jesus in Love is a project of lesbian Christian author Kittredge Cherry. Since she started it in 2005, Jesus in Love has grown to include a popular blog, e-newsletter, videos, image archive and an informal online community of people who share her vision.
“The Jesus in Love logo,” she writes, “shows the face of Christ in a pink triangle, the symbol imposed on gay prisoners in Nazi concentration camps. Inside the pink triangle, Jesus joins queer people in transforming suffering into power.”