Hunky Jesus? Oh God, yes. ~ Claire Flannery

Via elephant journal
on Feb 10, 2010
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Offensive? Funny? Sexy? Religious?

Every Easter, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence host the Hunky Jesus Contest in San Francisco at Dolores Park.

It draws huge crowds, eager to enjoy the sight of hundreds of beautiful (and not so beautiful…) gay and straight men parading around in their best/worst Jesus get-up. And, of course, only one Godly hottie can earn the much desired Hunky Jesus award.

Here’s a video of such men.

A little bit more about The Sisters:

The organization was founded in 1979 and has grown to global status with “orders” throughout the world. The San Francisco Order is the largest and most prominent. The Sisters are largely a non-profit charity organization that seeks to raise awareness and funds for AIDS, LGBT-related causes and mainstream community service organizations  as well as promoting safer sex and educating the population about the risks and effects of drug use. Wikipedia writes that the San Francisco Order has donated approximately $1 million for various causes. The sisters and their cause is impressive; I’m absolutely for it.

Personally, I could care less about the controversy surrounding parodying all things sacred and holy—what’s more Holy than Humor and Hunkiness?

Keep on keeping on, Sistas.



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9 Responses to “Hunky Jesus? Oh God, yes. ~ Claire Flannery”

  1. Here's a previous Elephant Article I wrote (including lots of great pics!) about the Sisters last Easter celebration! I think they are fantastic.

    Rachel Znerold

  2. I think they are fantastic!

    Here's a previous Elephant Article I wrote (including lots of great pics!) about the Sisters' Easter celebration last year!

  3. OH, and here is a a right-wing, evangelical critique of my Elephant article (referring to me as a "left-leaning and repugnant artist in San Francisco" Tee hee hee) and The Sisters in general. The comments in response to the article are interesting too…

  4. Kaushik says:

    Great! Love it.

    I've always found it very interesting that Jesus is usually depicted as a tall, hunky Scandinavian, when in all likelihood, he was probably short, dark and semitic.

  5. Wow. The comments are awesome. Yours especially:

    "Ha ha ha. Incredible. I would hardly describe the Sister's of Perpetual Indulgence Easter Celebration as a "satanic" act, although I must admit that I'm tickled, James, that you read my article….In fact, I'm impressed you took such a liking to the Hunky Jesus contest. I was actually raised Catholic, and it's too bad you didn't take away the message I was trying to spread in my article on Elephant…one of love, tolerance, acceptance and helping others. Everything, if I'm not mistaken, that Jesus himself stood so strongly for. I invite you, James, to open up your heart, and ask yourself if rants like yours are doing anything to promote the values that Jesus stood for?"

  6. Tee says:

    Rock me, sexy Jesus. 😉

  7. abigail wick says:

    Sisters forever.

  8. Incurable Ennui says:

    Damn – Jebus be rocking doze abs. I gotta hit da gym, yo.

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