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Gay Jesus? No one really knows, do they?

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A good friend e-mailed me an interesting article this morning from Pink News. I'm sure this would get a lot of people's knickers in a bind, but is it so far-fetched? I also wonder if there will be yet annother out-cry from the dominionist faction since they, you know, own Jesus and all. /sarcasm/

19-December-2006
PinkNews.co.uk writer


"Christ's story is for everyone," said Kittredge Cherry, author of Jesus In
Love, the first novel ever published about a queer Christ.

Jesus In Love is a work of fiction that sparks debate by raising the issue
of Christ's sexuality, including a gay love story between Jesus and his
beloved disciple John.

Cherry is not trying to prove that the historical Jesus had a homosexual
relationship, although some pioneering Bible scholars have speculated on the
subject.


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Neighbors Irked by Loud Preaching

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Imagine a group of men showing up in your neighborhood and shouting racial epithets, anti-gay slurs and other statements many would consider offensive....read on

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The Year in Intelligent Design

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Biologist John Lynch sums up the past year for Intelligetn Design & its supporters, following the landmark ruling in Dover, PA.

http://scienceblogs.com/strangerfruit/2006/12/the_year_in_id.php

Their biggest accomplishment, it seems, is a Flash cartoon by William Dembski that included fart noises. But still no research or published papers.

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Andrea Smith: Indiginous Feminism without Apology

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Originally posted in Brownfemipower

Indiginous Feminism without Apology

Not solely focused on the rise of Dominionism in North America, but it does an excellent job showing the link between sexism, racism, heteronormativity and colonialism, all of which are not only part, I believe, but central to Dominionism and related sects of Christianity.  So I think it's salient.

As Ann Burlein argues in Lift High the Cross, it may be a mistake to argue that the goal of Christian Right politics is to create a theocracy in the US. Rather, Christian Right politics work through the private family (which is coded as white, patriarchal, and middle-class) to create a “Christian America.” She notes that the investment in the private family makes it difficult for people to invest in more public forms of social connection.

For example, more investment in the suburban private family means less funding for urban areas and Native reservations. The resulting social decay is then construed to be caused by deviance from the Christian family ideal rather than political and economic forces. As former head of the Christian Coalition Ralph Reed states: “The only true solution to crime is to restore the family,” and “Family break-up causes poverty.”



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“Stability in Iraq ultimately depends on spreading the message of Jesus Christ, the message of peace on earth, good will towards men. Everything depends on everyone learning about the birth of the Savior.” Rep. Robin Hayes (R-NC).

I guess it's irrelevent that Jesus is one of the top prophets behind Mohammed, right?

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