Sunday, June 21, 2009

Gay artist explores Jesus [Love] and marriage Gay Spirituality Blog: Gay artist explores Jesus and marriage

Jesus supported love, but not marriage, according to a thought-provoking new poster by gay artist Dirk Vanden.

Large white words against a rainbow background state, “FYI: Jesus never married, nor commanded nor advocated nor performed ‘marriage.’” At the bottom is a Biblical quote from Jesus, “Love one another as I have loved you.”

Vanden says that he creates artworks such as “Jesus Never Married” to help gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) people who are “seeking equality, legitimacy, legality -- acceptance -- of ourselves and our unions and families.”

The poster is a welcome contribution to the current debate about same-sex marriage. Conservatives often use Christianity to justify denying lesbian and gay couples the right to marry. However, Jesus Christ himself was apparently not a big supporter of marriage....

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