This by far has been my most popular cartoon after the LGBTQ theme, and it may actually be my most popular cartoon ever.
For me, images have a powerful effect. For some people, including friends of mine, they just can’t imagine or picture some things in their minds. But if they see a picture, they can recognize it.
Same with this cartoon. Some people have written to me saying they had no mental image of Jesus loving a gay person. The darkness in their minds reflected itself into a feeling of condemnation. But when they saw the cartoon it was like a revelation to them. There’s Jesus loving a gay person and even holding his hand! They suddenly felt validated, accepted and loved.
Maybe sometimes a picture IS worth a thousand words.