“The Crucifixion of the Christ” by Becki Jayne Harrelson
Today Huffington Post published my new article “Queer Christ Arises to Liberate and Heal.” It begins:
Visions of a queer Christ are on the rise as Easter approaches this year -- because the conventional Jesus is no longer enough. Christ's story is for everyone, but LGBT people get excluded when conservatives use Christian rhetoric to justify hate and discrimination….
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Update: Newsbusters.org, a major conservative watchdog group, posted an attack on my recent Huff Post article on the queer Christ. Click here for more info
I was surprised when Huff Post chose a different (generic) crucifixion photo to promote my article on their Gay Voices page instead of one of the queer Christian images from my post. I assume that the word “faggot” in Becki Jayne's painting was too inflammatory, even though the context is speaking out against hate speech. Doug Blanchard’s painting of Jesus being tormented by the soldiers also appears in my post, but it shows anti-gay violence with nudity and the finger, so that too is a kind of obscenity. But why is the “normal” crucifixion picture OK? It’s just as violent and obscene, but people have grown numb to its meaning.
My “micro bio” at HuffPost says, “Kittredge Cherry: Lesbian Christian author and art historian; founder, JesusInLove.org.”