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Monday, April 9, 2012

Photos: The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Crown Hunky Jesus 2012

Posted By on Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 12:30 PM

click to enlarge In an act of unprecedented sacrilege, Funky Jesus gives the devil horns as he's crowned Hunky Jesus 2012. - MICHAEL DEVIN
  • Michael Devin
  • In an act of unprecedented sacrilege, Funky Jesus gives the devil horns as he's crowned Hunky Jesus 2012.

Bonnets and bunny ears were among the various kinky and religion-bending outfits and accessories populating Dolores Park on Sunday as the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence led hundreds through a San Francisco-style Easter celebration, but it was Funky Jesus -- playing a cross-shaped guitar -- who won top honors. He was crowned Hunky Jesus 2012 in a contest that marked the order's 33rd birthday.

During the full day of events, champagne bottles were uncorked at every turn and the smell of marijuana filled the air. The Red Hots Burlesque started the celebration, which also included a contest for the most elaborately decorated bonnet.

click to enlarge Funky Jesus knows how to rock. - MICHAEL DEVIN
  • Michael Devin
  • Funky Jesus knows how to rock.

Funky Jesus benefited from what might have been divine intervention, as the first part of the contest -- the day's main event -- suffered a sound-system crisis (as in, for while there was no sound except for the people in the audience yelling "We can't hear you!"). It was restored in time for him to play his guitar. Among other sons of God in the contest were Kinky Jesus and Lebowski Jesus.

All in all it was a typical San Francisco Easter, a good time was had by many. We can't wait for next year. Thanks, Sisters.

Click through to see more images as well as a short video clip of Funky Jesus playing his slide guitar before the contest.

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