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December 23, 2007


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Yes. Maybe, you are right.


i understand and somewhat empathize with this pheonomenon, kitt. we do, though, i think have to be very careful that we don't end up re-creating God in our own image instead of being confident that we are made in His.

if we are projecting the visual Jesus as an image easier for us to understand and identify with then i think it's a positive. but if we're trying to make Him this instead of that then we're over the line and missing the whole point.

once we become firm in our conviction that God is all things at all times it gets easier to accept any and all visual images as truth. i understand the need for those who have been marginalized by history and social constructs for images closer to themselves...just be careful. God is never this and not that, He is always this AND that.

much love and hope. pj

Kittredge Cherry

Thanks, PJ, your comment is helpful, especially when you wrote, “Once we become firm in our conviction that God is all things at all times it gets easier to accept any and all visual images as truth.”

My first thought was, Of course I accept any and all images! That’s definitely where I come from. But I realized that others may not know that, and therefore it may seem like I’m substituting a monolithically gay Christ for the monolithically straight Christ -- replacing one idol with another. That is not my intent at all. I simply want to expand the diversity of Jesus images out there, and the GLBT religious and spiritual images are sorely lacking.

The feedback that I get from readers and visitors tells me that images of a queer Christ are helping heal some people from Bible-bashing and other forms of religious abuse.

Anyway, I will be careful and try to stay true to God, who transcends all identities.


thanks, kitt. i have no doubt where you are coming from...we got the same zip code. but, just as you suggest, it's important to point out from time to time about it not being either/or.

i have the greatest respect and admiration for folks like yourself who take on the challenge of expanding our reference without cutting anything out. thank you, and may your good work last forever.

God bless with much love and hope, pj

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