The Archdiocese of San Francisco is partnering with Evergive, a service that starting on Friday will let Bay Area Catholics donate money, share prayers and more from their computers or smartphones. The Catholic Church has already embraced social media at the highest (well, nearly highest) levels. But this technology could help local churches, where money still is dropped into collection plates and announcements come in neatly folded newsletters.It's almost like the church can adapt to changes in society, when it wants to.
Get your thorny crowns and Jesus robes ready. They city's most famous queer nuns have confirmed that the Hunky Jesus contest will see a second coming -- rain or no rain.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence outsmarted Mother Nature this time; the nuns are holding the April 19 event at the DNA Lounge from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. where hunky (and probably horny) Jesuses will pile on stage to compete for the most coveted (post) Easter title.
Make it a family event, as all ages are welcomed, which reminds us: The Sisters ask that you keep your Holy Grails tucked away behind a loin cloth that night, and please no Judas and Jesus fantasies inside the club.
Here are the details:
In an upsetting turn of events this Easter, the Sisterhood's annual Hunky Jesus contest was cancelled, thanks to a holy (and long overdue) downpour.
Easter in San Francisco includes a contest with stripped-down savior impersonators strutting their beards and robes in Dolores Park following the Easter egg hunt and bonnet contest hosted by the order of queer nuns.
But this year, the sisters say, the sky burst open immediately after the bonnet contest and soggy mayhem ensued. The Hunky Jesus hopefuls were forced to hide their abs under raincoats, and the revelers headed home to sleep off their Easter buzz.
As you adults already know, Easter isn't just about chocolate bunnies, it's also about queer nuns.
Although the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence -- who formed their queer sisterhood on that sacred Sunday in 1979 -- are always devoted to helping the community (even if it means crashing conservatives' dinner parties), they're getting extra dirty this weekend with plans to clean up the popular, and thus, trashed Dolores Park in honor of Jesus' resurrection.
The alt-folk world is still dealing with its anger and confusion after learning that singer/songwriter Michelle Shocked was not only not gay but believed that "God hates fags" as she succinctly stated onstage at Yoshi's in San Francisco over the weekend.
Amid the canceled shows and PR nightmare, one of Shocked's fans-turned-critics quickly responded by kindly updating her Wikipedia profile to call her a closeted lesbian, among other things.
Of course, God or someone came in and wiped her profile clean, but not before Village Voice got the screen grab of it for all of us to enjoy:
Repeat business is usually a good sign, but Muni doesn't seem to be enjoying its second go-round as rolling billboards for the American Freedom Defense Initiative.
Readers may have noticed the Osama bin Bus motoring around the city this week and stridently pro-Israel ads on buses last year. Muni claims it must take these paid ads from anti-Muslim extremists or end up on the losing side of a First Amendment case -- as New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority did last year.
A source within Muni tells SF Weekly you can today enjoy the ads on the 16X, 31BX, 52, and 108 lines. The 16X and 31BX run along Market Street, and the 108 runs on the Bay Bridge. All of the buses emblazoned with the ads are running out of Muni's Woods yard.
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