Controversial gay Christian images from Swedish photographer Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin have recently been uploaded to YouTube so that you can now view the entire collection as a slideshow. Wallin calls the collection, “Ecco Homo” as a pun on “Behold the man” and “Behold the gay.”
I have to warn, if you are easily offended, best not to view these gay Christian images. Wallin’s photographs recreate scenes from Christ’s life with a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender spin and some of them are graphic. They caused the Pope to cancel a trip to Sweeden.
Issues of gay sexuality aside, I find these images deeply problematic because they sexualize the gospel in a way not dissimilar from the crucified woman photos I drew attention to recently. Jesus is more than a mascot don’t you think?