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December 14, 2008



Tori Amos' "Mohammad My Friend" from her album, BOYS FOR PELE:

"Muhammad my friend
It's time to tell the world
We both know it was a girl back in Bethlehem
And on that fateful day
When she was crucified
She wore Shiseido Red and we drank tea
By her side

Sweet sweet
Used to be so sweet to me

Muhammad my friend
I'm getting very scared
Teach me how to love my brothers
Who don't know the law
And what aobut the deal on the flying
Trapeze got a peanut butter hand
But honey do drop in at the
Dew Drop Inn

Sweet sweet
Between the boys and the bees

And Moses I know
I know you've seen fire
But you've never seen fire
Until you've seen Pele blow
And I've never seen light
But I sure have seen gold
And Gladys save the place for me
On your grapevine
Till I get my own TV Show

Ashre ashre ashre ashre
And if I lose my Cracker Jacks at the
Tidal wave I got a place
In the Pope's rubber robe
Muhammad my friend
It's time to tell the world
We both know it was a girl
Back in Bethlehem"

Kittredge Cherry

Thank you for this lovely, intriguing song of the season about a girl back in Bethlehem who has changed our lives.


He was humiliated, whipped, spat upon, stripped and nailed to a cross. He underwent this ordeal so that our sins could be forgiven. Sad that there are people today who mock Him and feel good about it. Artistic and religious freedom indeed! If the same thing were said about Prophet Mohammed or the icons of any other religion, there would be civil war. It's okay, however, to ridicule Jesus in the USA.

Kittredge Cherry

Hey, Sam, an artist DID create a gay Mohammad piece that is posted on this very blog. It has only caused a war of words. Check it out here:

By the way, I find it hard to understand people who say it's "ridiculing" Jesus to present him as gay. It only seems like ridicule if you think there's something wrong with being gay. I believe it's OK to be gay, so exploring the gay side of Jesus is not an insult at all.

Stephen Mead

An incredible and inspiring show of faith, Kit. great job curating and lining up such a tremendous group of impassioned artists.

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