Gay Jesus cartoon by Mike Ritter from Wipeout Homophobia on Facebook
Jesus embodies GLBT civil rights as he is crucified by Christian fanatics in a political cartoon from Wipeout Homophobia on Facebook.
The cartoon uses art and humor to support LGBT equality and poke fun at the rightwing Christians who oppose our civil rights.
“Quit squirming! You’re oppressing our religious freedom!” shouts the priest who nailed Jesus to the cross.
Jesus wears a shirt labeled “GLBT civil rights.” He’s not passively accepting crucifixion, but kicks at the angry mob carrying a torch, a pitchfork and Bibles.
The cartoon does a great job of illustrating how fundamentalists seem to feel threatened by the idea of equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. LGBT Christians really drive them crazy!
Update on Feb. 24, 2014: It took years to track down the name of the artist, but he was finally identified today by an anonymous source. I am in the process of contacting Mike Ritter for permission to share his cartoon here.