“Do we need a gay messiah? Do we want one? Basically, despite all of the “Jesus-was-gay” stuff, what would a QUILTBAG messiah be like? What would an LGBT Buddha be like? Do we want a queer Muhammad? Can we tell this kind of story? SF is fill of messiahs, such as Phil Dick’s VALIS books and Heinlein’s ‘Stranger in a Strange Land.'”
Jim supplied this link to Rufus Wainwright’s video for the song “Gay Messiah”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV7UGntnEks
So let’s tackle this from a sci fi angle – there are many religions in the world today. Looking forward, where will they go? How will they evolve? And how will the LGBT rights movement and community figure in?
What do you think a would a queer messiah look like – whether he/she is Christian, Mormon, Islamic, Buddhist, whatever? What views would they espouse, and how would they change society? And how would you tell their story?