Yesterday hundreds of devoted church-goers in San Antonio, Texas, turned out for the unveiling of the city's "first Hispanic Jesus!" Praise the Lord!
Television reporter David Cruz described an "unmistakeable (sic) Hispanic appearance" (judge for yourself above) and I imagine for Latino kids growing up praising a Jesus that looks a bit like them - even if he's nailed to a cross - might be a good thing? I mean, I guess it's better than those 3-D images of Jesus with long blond hair and blue eyes whose stare follows you across the living room at many a Latin American living room (but probably not even close to representing the Middle Eastern man most probably portrayed in the Bible).
The difference? Well, brown Jesus has a loin cloth and was created by a believer. Chocolate Jesus doesn't have a loin cloth and was not necessarily created for a place of worship. Which is better? Only Jesus knows. What do you think?
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- A last thought on the Last Supper...? (Citizen Crain, September 28, 2007)
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- Other Last Suppers: Where is the outrage? (Dan Savage, September 25, 2007)
- Culture war gasoline (Andrew Sullivan, September 25, 2007)
- Xtians on warpath over Folsom poster (Joe.My.God., Septemver 25, 2007)
- All chocolaty and Jesus-like (April 2, 2007)
- Billboard ads removed in Panama after uproar (March 23, 2007)
- The last supper, the sacred femine, Opus Dei and liberty of expression in Colombia (August 4, 2006)
- José Mantero: A gay Catholic priest and his blog (November 8, 2005)
- Gays are part of God's creation, says Colombia's sole female priest (October 2, 2005)