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(That's me on the right at age 4 in 1962, putting zoo animals into a Nativity scene in Iowa City. More info)
The gorgeous poinsettia in the photo was growing in the yard near my home.
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Queer Nativity scenes show LGBT love
Seven people from 3 countries sent images for the 2011 Queer Nativity project at the Jesus in Love Blog. They present Christ's birth in an amazing variety of liberating, loving new ways.
Good (gay?) King Wenceslas
There’s good reason to believe that Good King Wenceslas was gay. Yes, the king in the Christmas carol. Many details in the carol are pious fiction, but historical research documents the love between the king and his page Podiven. More info
Lesbian couple portrays Madonna (Photo by Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin)
The Madonna and her female lover are portrayed by a real lesbian couple, seven months’ pregnant through artificial insemination in “Annunciation” by Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin.
Lesbian Madonna, lover and son affirm Christmas (Painting by Becki Jayne Harrelson)
Two lesbian mothers cuddle the Christ child in “Madonna, Lover and Son” by Becki Jayne Harrelson.
Transwoman Jesus tells Christmas story
Jesus’ angelic birth highlights the holiness of EVERY birth in the following scene from the controversial new play “Jesus, Queen of Heaven” by transsexual Jo Clfford.
Conservatives blast inclusive Christmas card
Conservatives attack an Episcopal bishop’s gender-bending Christmas card because it shows a multi-racial trio of female Magi visiting the baby Jesus and his mother (“Epiphany” by Janet McKenzie).
Inclusive Christmas tree: Anti-gay DVDs become ornaments
DVDs against same-sex marriage are being recycled now as decorations for the inclusive Christmas tree of Minnesota artist Lucinda Naylor.
Can you imagine? A gay Nativity scene
Video and commentary on Amsterdam’s gay Nativity scene with live actors
Gay and lesbian nativity scenes show love makes a family
What if the child of God was born to a lesbian or gay couple? Because, after all, LOVE makes a family, including the Holy Family.
Animals symbolize peace at Christmas, so the Jesus in Love Blog gladly dedicates a special post to animals.
Alternative Christmas art shown
Nine artists mix Christmas imagery with a progressive vision of GLBT rights, racial and gender justice, and a world without war, poverty or pollution
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May God be born anew
in unlikely places
this holiday season!