A gay Jesus is wrapped in a rainbow-flag shroud on the cover of the new “Gays for God” issue of “Maisonneuve: A Quarterly of Arts, Opinion and Ideas.”
A sneak preview posted for the Fall 2012 issue of Maisonneuve states:
Was Jesus gay? That’s the implicit question posed by our cover, which depicts the Son of God wrapped in a rainbow shroud. The image, photographed by Kourosh Keshiri and designed by Anna Minzhulina, is arresting and provocative. But that raises another key question: why should it be controversial to portray Jesus as a gay man?
UPDATE: Maissoneuve has posted the whole article with more images of Jesus with the rainbow shroud at this link:
“Gays for God” by Clancy Martin
Based in Canada, the magazine will reach newsstands Sept. 17 with a “Gays for God” cover about the queer evangelical movement challenging the homophobia of the religious right.
Special thanks to Terrence Weldon of Queering the Church for alerting me to this striking image. He has already blogged about it in a wide-ranging post titled Gays for Jesus: Catholic and Evangelical.
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This post is part of the Queer Christ series series by Kittredge Cherry at the Jesus in Love Blog. The series gathers together visions of the queer Christ as presented by artists, writers, theologians and others. More queer Christ images are compiled in my book Art That Dares: Gay Jesus, Woman Christ, and More.