no this is not a gay friendly church

not a gay friendly church cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

No, this is not a gay-friendly church.I remember posting this, one of my first gay advocacy cartoons, many years ago. The wake behind that was, well, interesting.I believe in equality for all, including equal opportunity. … [Read more...]

gays rejected but so was Jesus

rejected because gay cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

What came first?Our idea of the good person? Or our interpretation of what the bible says is a good person? Or the biblical writers' idea of what is a good person? Or the biblical writers' culture's idea of what is a good person? Or God's idea of what is a good person? Or the ancient culture's idea of what God's idea of what is a good person? Or our beliefs about what God's idea is of a good person?Of course, these all feed off of each other in a vicious circle of life that protects … [Read more...]

most popular LGBTQ cartoon “i think i’m gay”

i think i'm gay cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

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 … [Read more...]

would you just like to be tolerated?

tolerance is not acceptance cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

This is another cartoon addressing marriage equality and LGBTQ themes. Tolerance is not the same as acceptance. Equality is more than tolerance.Tolerance means putting up with something, enduring it, allowing it to be present in your world. It's something that's done from a position of power, from a position of superiority to that which is tolerated. We are now realizing that this posture is very very problematic. You can observe a prime example of this problematic posture in Rick Warren's … [Read more...]

by the book or by the heart

by the book or by the heart cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

I actually remember the day when I realized that books may inform my life, but they don't have to rule it. It wasn't a forced or coerced decision. It was more like a revelation.It was one of the most liberating moments of my life. … [Read more...]

marriage equality won’t go away

marriage equality won't go away cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

Tomorrow and Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases regarding same-sex marriage... one concerning California's Proposition 8 and the other the Defense of Marriage Act. Significant!Marriage equality is not going away. I'm hopeful, even convinced, that it is coming. Soon. I'm speaking from Canada so for some of you I live in the future.Some would see this advancement as a terrible regression. They would think of the Noah and the flood. They would believe that … [Read more...]

sheep week: the new black

the new black cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

Welcome to another installment for SHEEP WEEK! This sheep is the new black sheep. This is what I mean:At the root of our divisions is the fear of the Other, the Different, the Not-Like-Us. I suggest that this deep-rooted fear spawned the scriptures that preach separation and segregation, which in turn spawn our established separations and segregations.That is, those scriptures that we appeal to that sanction our segregations actually appeal to the divisions that already exist in our … [Read more...]

environmental sex

environmental sex cartoon by nakedpastor david hayward

I'm okay with theories. If they work. When they no longer work it's time to dispense with them. The number of theories out there attempting to explain away the vast array of orientations out there are just that: an attempt to invalidate them.In the end what do you have? The same person who is or who has made a choice and who has the right to be just that.This comes down to more than sexuality. It comes down to spirituality as well. In the end, you have the right to be who you are. … [Read more...]

not all dogs go to heaven

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I read this news story yesterday about a dog scheduled to be put to sleep because the owner suspects it of being gay. He saw it "hunched over" another male dog.Of course there's a cartoon in there I said.ALL MY ART, SOPHIAS, CARTOONS, PAINTINGS, originals and prints, ARE 40% OFF UNTIL VALENTINE'S DAY! USE THE COUPON CODE "loveis" TO GET INCREDIBLE DEALS ON THE ART YOU ALWAYS WANTED! CLICK HERE! … [Read more...]

the son comes out to his mom

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