This person is no stranger to Bossip and has a household name. Do you know who this is? Pop the hood for the answer.
Holy Moly, it’s Lord Jesus Christ. This interesting fellow is quite the character. He spoke to masslive.com.
At the risk of sounding blasphemous, Lord Jesus Christ is a 50-year-old artist with gold-streaked dreadlocks down to his waist and a raspy voice who sometimes dresses in women’s clothing depending on his mood.
“I realize it’s controversial. I’m not what people picture Jesus Christ looking like,” Jesus Christ said.
Jesus Christ has no telephone and no access to the Internet at home. To go online, he needs to go to the Belchertown library, but since the accident, he has been too banged up to leave his apartment in the Belchertown Housing Authority.
It’s good to know that Jesus isn’t on his high horse about being the son of God and lives among the people.
Lord Jesus Christ is his legal name. He said he went to court a few years ago to have it legally changed.
“It took two judges,” he said.
It is the name on his Massachusetts driver’s license. It is also the name on his Social Security card.
He declined to say what his given name was, saying that person has passed.
Several of the paintings in his apartment are signed “Ralfie.” As Ralfie, he rose to some prominence as an artist in the 1980s. His work caught the eye of several celebrities, including Bill Cosby, Oprah Winfrey and Genie Francis, the actress who plays Laura on General Hospital. His paintings have appeared in the background on sets for “The Cosby Show,” “General Hospital” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.” A piece that he gave to President Ronald Reagan in 1988 is part of the Reagan archives.
A Detroit native, Jesus Christ resettled to Belchertown about 10 years ago after his sister moved out here and spoke highly of Western Massachusetts. Asked why he chose the name Lord Jesus Christ as his new name, he said the answer was simple: God told him to do it.
“I’ve always been heavily religious and this is what God told me to,” he said. “He told me to change my name and so I did.”
Are you there, God? It’s us Bossip. Would you please tell Lord Jesus Christ to get a phone? We want to talk to him.