Wednesday, April 12, 2017

An Artist's Vision of a Gay Jesus

The Jesus in Love blog attempts to bring Jesus to the LGBTQ community, and their methods are of necessity, revisionist.

For example, last year they presented Douglas Blanchard’s “The Passion of Christ: A Gay Vision”, a series of paintings of the artist's vision of Jesus' last days and resurrection.
"The paintings present Jesus as a contemporary gay man in a modern city as he lives out the dramatic events of Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, and his arrest, trial, crucifixion and resurrection...
Blanchard’s images show Jesus being jeered by fundamentalists, tortured by Marine look-alikes and rising again to enjoy homoerotic moments with God and friends. He stands up to priests, businessmen, lawyers, and soldiers—all of whom look eerily similar to the people holding those jobs today. His surprisingly diverse friends join him on a journey from suffering to freedom."
To some people this is what Holy Week is all about.

From Jesus in Love Blog

For an example of the paintings, click here... if you dare,

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for introducing the gay Passion of Christ series to your readers. We are doing it again this year, but the Jesus in Love Blog has moved to

    You are welcome to visit anytime... if you dare. Actually I wrote a book called "Art That Dares," which includes some of the gay Passion paintings and works by 10 other artists.