Self portrait by Justin Monroe
An exciting photo project on the Bible and homosexuality is being planned by Clayton Gibson, founder of MyOutSpirit.com, and photographer Justin Monroe (self portrait above).
Gibson says the photos will be “a sexy little Bible-bomb that helps people take religious condemnation of LGBT people far less seriously.”
He hopes to use an irreverent spirit as a teaching tool. “These photos are primarily educational, and will arm LGBTQ people with information to stand up for themselves against attacks on their identity and rights from biblical grounds,” Gibson says.
“People still struggling to reconcile their LGBT identity with Christianity could find this art life-changing. In fact, this first MyOutSpirit photo shoot will be our largest salvo to deconstruct the deeply internalized cultural belief that queer people and families are not whole, sacred, and equal -- ‘because the Bible says so,’” he says.
Gibson is raising funds now for the photo shoot. This is your chance to be an art patron. Click here to go to MyOutSpirit.com and make a donation.
While you’re there, check out the many other resources at MyOutSpirit.com, a social portal for spiritual LGBT people. I go there often as a frequent contributor to their Gay Spirituality Blog.
Monroe is a world-renowned gay photographer whose provocative images include eroticized views of Christian iconography. A book of his photos, titled “Down the Rabbit Hole,” was published in 2008.
With help from donors, the images will appear online and on posters available everywhere to reveal what the Bible does -- and does NOT -- say about homosexuality.