A San Francisco-based homosexual organization that has run “Revival Bingo” and whose members have taken communion in a Catholic church in full costume regalia chose Resurrection Sunday to stage its 2008 “hunky Jesus” competition.
“This behavior is shameful,” said a commentator on the Roman Catholic blog, which has monitored the activities of the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” in prior events.
“Hula Jesus” at San Francisco’s “Hunky Jesus” competition
“It’s meant to scandalize and offend people, and those responsible certainly succeed in that regard,” the blog said. “The blasphemy you see is one of the ways these people seek to reinforce their fantasy that God is either a myth or indifferent to their lifestyle choices, no matter how obviously unnatural (at least to anyone who is not bereft of what should be common sense). Those who insist that acts of blasphemy and indecency, and shameless acts of perversion are harmless – or even acts of virtue – do so because of moral blindness resulting from obstinacy in evil…”
The “hunky Jesus” event features scantily clad men dressing up as theme Jesus characters, such as “hula Jesus,” or “Michaelangelo’s Jesus” in a public park. Many of these performed a strip show and ended up wearing little more than a G-string.
WND reported earlier when members of the group attended a Catholic church and took communion, when the group sponsored a “Revival Bingo” event, and when the group appeared in a parade advertised with a re-creation of the “Last Supper,” featuring sex toys on the table and leather-clad men and women substituting for the disciples.
Two “sisters” at Holy Redeemer church in San Franscico
Reuters reported San Franciscans “flocked to Dolores Park in the city to compete in, or watch, … the ‘Hunky Jesus’ competition.” The report said “the contest pits costumed and usually scantily clad men against each other for the distinction of being declared the most attractive Jesus.”
The Roman Catholic blog posted a YouTube video of the event, but viewers are advised it is presentable neither for children nor families.
The blog continued: “Whatever their fantasies, this is reality:”
Blessed are the clean of heart: for they shall see God. (Matthew 5:8)
But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully: Knowing this, that the law is not made for the just man, but for the unjust and disobedient, for the ungodly, and for sinners, for the wicked and defiled, for murderers of fathers, and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, for fornicators, for them who defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and whatever other thing is contrary to sound doctrine, which is according to the gospel of the glory of the blessed God, which hath been committed to my trust. (1 Timothy 1:8-11)
Be not deceived: God is not mocked; for whatever a man shall sow, that also shall he reap. (Galatians 6:7)
Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor the effeminate, nor liers with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor railers, nor extortioners, shall possess the kingdom of God. And such some of you were; but you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Spirit of our God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-11)
And I saw a great white throne, and one sitting upon it, from whose face the earth and heaven fled away, and there was no place found for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing in the presence of the throne, and the books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged by those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and hell gave up their dead that were in them; and they were judged every one according to their works. And hell and death were cast into the pool of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life, was cast into the pool of fire. (Revelation 20:11-15)
The blogger wrote that the Bible presents homosexuality “as acts of grave depravity” and tradition has declared those acts are “intrinsically disordered.”
The blogger operates under the pen name Thomistic.
“Homosexuality is a pervasive evil in our time. It is celebrated unlike ever before in human history. Entire cable networks now exist to cater to homosexuals. Homosexual marriages and/or civil unions are legal in Britain and other places in Europe, as well as in Massachusetts and Vermont,” he wrote. “Homosexuals are demanding homosexual marriage, showing up at Easter egg hunts on the White House lawn, going to communion in rainbow sashes, and promoting movies like Brokeback Mountain…
“There has been an active campaign among homosexuals, many in the media, and those on the political left (as well as the ‘Log Cabin Republicans’ on the right), to change the cultural perception of homosexuality. This isn’t a wild conspiracy theory, it is a verifiable, documented fact. The article, ‘How ‘gay rights’ is being sold to America’ is just one example of such documentation,” he wrote.
“Propaganda masked as entertainment is also being utilized to the same end, namely, getting people to not only accept homosexuality, but to protect and defend it,” he said.
Anthony Padua responded to the Maximus blog: “How appalling. If anyone would like to see a preview of Hell, simply watch the video. Blasphemies go on unabated in those flames, just as went on in this charade in San Francisco.
On the video, one of the announcers asks a “hunky Jesus” competitor, “Are you gay or straight.” When the second man answers, “Straight,” the announcer says, “Not for the next 15 minutes you’re not.”
In another incident of mockery, a “nun” with a white-painted face bends over at the waist with his back to another “actor,” and says, “What would Jesus do?”
“Absolutely nauseating!” added Catholic Crusader.
“This is a public event at a public park. If the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence were to mock Islam or Judaism would they be able to get away with it…?” added Mona Alona.
One other forum participant suggested considering what outrage there would be following a “Hunky Martin Luther King Content” on MLK Day.
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