hunky jesus contest
Christians have criticized an event in San Francisco, Ca. that invited contestants to enter a “Hunky Jesus” competition, calling it distasteful and offensive. There were at least a thousand people in attendance for the controversial annual contest in San Francisco – the 2014 “Hunky Jesus” Competition, which saw a number of people dressed in costumes and carrying props that mocked Jesus, while others dressed as Mary, nuns, or other figures of the Christian faith. “First, Jesus isn’t dead. He’s hot,” is one particularly offensive quote from the flyer promoting the event. The event is sponsored by a group of gay men posing as nuns called Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. This year’s gathering celebrated their 35th anniversary, and organizers decided to hold the controversial event on Easter Sunday at Hellman Hollow in Golden Gate Park, seemingly hoping to offend Christians. More