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The 'Controversy' of Corpus Christi

James Brandon | Posted 10.09.2014 | Gay Voices
James Brandon

In 1998 when Terrence McNally wrote a play about a young gay Jesus, you might have thought the world was coming to an end.

'What If Jesus Was Gay?': Bryan McPherson's Controversial Song

Melissa Webster | Posted 02.20.2013 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

If this were true, if that one simple change in Christian dogma were believed, taught as a possibility and considered as one of many interpretations in a book full of contradictions, would it change for the better the entire course of the debate, fostering tolerance, acceptance and inclusion?

LOOK: Church's Billboard Urging Jesus Come Out Of The Closet Causes Controversy

Posted 07.29.2013 | Gay Voices

A church billboard questioning Jesus Christ's sexuality is sparking controversy in New Zealand. As Auckland Now reports, St. Matthew in the City's...

For Some, It's The Gay Jesus Play, For Me It's The Body Of Christ, Broken For Me

Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion

By Nic Arnzen Religion News Service (RNS) As a Catholic boy growing up in Iowa, I was always drawn to Communion. There was something deeply powerf...

Catholics Protest Gay Jesus Documentary Opening In The Castro

| Posted 06.17.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly's The Snitch. By Erika Maldonado If the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence's Hunky Jesus Contest on ...

What Would Jesus Do?

James Brandon | Posted 06.08.2012 | Gay Voices
James Brandon

The words "Jesus" and "gay" seem to be intertwining a lot lately. While the concept of the LGBT community and the life of Christ may be new to some, it's certainly something I'm very used to, having played a gay Jesus in the play Corpus Christi for the past six years.

Queer Christ Arises To Liberate And Heal

Kittredge Cherry | Posted 06.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Kittredge Cherry

There is black Jesus, Asian Jesus, female "Christa," and now queer Jesus to set people free and heal some of the damage done in Christ's name. Many, including me, see the queer Christ Jesus as a blessing that builds faith by embodying God's wildly inclusive love for all.

What Would Jesus Do? (Part 2): Forgive Your Greatest Enemy

James Brandon | Posted 05.29.2013 | Gay Voices
James Brandon

I've been blessed to speak the phrase "forgive your greatest enemy" hundreds of times around the world as I play "gay Jesus" in Terrence McNally's Corpus Christi. The privilege of performing a role for this long is that you're afforded a deeper connection to the feelings behind the words.