Saturday, February 2, 2008

Join us!

Whatever Christians think about the Gay and Lesbian community, the log in our own eye is the lack of welcome that we have offered that community.

We invite ministers of every Christian denomination to:
  • Affirm their support for our statement with a comment.
  • March at Mardi Gras 2008 to convey the apology to the Gay and Lesbian community.
Indicate in your comment or email us confidentially at 100revs@live.com.au and we will keep you informed.

Our aim is to have 100 ministers march in Mardi Gras 2008. -- Act now!

Rev. Colin Scott

9 comments:

Andrew Jones said...

I agree with Colin Scott ... its time the church removed the "log" from its own eye!

To any of the church leaders that have privately wanted to confront this issue and gain a genuine undertsanding ... you are welcome. It starts with the realisation that the church has seriously stuffed up when it comes to its treatment of gay people.

Let 100Revs be a success and let it sound a clear message to the wider Christian church it needs to repent deeply for its gross mistreatment of gay people over the centuries. 100Revs is an act of love and I for one welcome it with open arms

jenaz said...

I just feel so excited about the whole concept - we the church have really got it wrong with this beautiful community of people - and for pastors to actually have formed a group to march with the GLBT community at mardi gras is such a huge step - in the right direction. I agree, 100Revs is an act of love, and it thrills my heart.

Magsdee said...

I agree with Andrew Jones and Jenaz, it is an awesome act of love that will bring healing to many and a huge step in the right direction. Thankyou so much for making a stand for us so openly at Mardi Gras and thankyou for the healing you have brought me too.
Thankyou.

Nathan Keen said...

"this beautiful community of people" who so openly promote sexual promiscuity and an anything goes attitude--this is far from the Biblical perspective which I would have expected to find amongst Christians which has a thorough grounding on what is Good and right and what is Bad and wrong.

Love would expose the lies, not mix them up!

Love would show people evidence of homosexuals repenting of their behaviour and coming back to a good lifestyle.

Love would model good behaviour, not promote and accept bad behaviour--the mardi gras, if you have ever been to one, openly flaunt indecency in their bodies, as well as language, and all the rest that comes from living in sin.

Love bears all things, however, love does confront evil.

groovytuesday1 said...

My same-sex partner and I have been together for 8 years and have three children,living a very normal "moral" life in the suburbs,like all the other gay people we know. Over the years, we have found the Church to be the most unwelcoming place and it has broken our hearts to think that those who dont know us could be so quick to condemn us. Such hatred seems to fly in the face of Jesus's teachings. Thankyou to those who genuinly value and respect us too. Kind love rules!

Nathan Keen said...

GroovyTuesday,
just which of Jesus' teachings were you referring to?

Perhaps Mark 2:16 when the Pharisees accuse Jesus of hanging out with the sinners and tax collectors. Jesus replies that it is the sinners who need to repent, not the righteous.

I agree that we ought to be supporting people like you, but the first step comes in accepting that homosexuality is an abomination in God's sight.

Jesus came to sinners because they were treated like outcasts. They had not much. They were far more open to giving their lives to God than, say, the Pharisees who thought they were right with God (righteous).

If you believe you are right in your eyes--well have a look at Matthew 5,6 and 7 for a look at God's standard. And then come back here, after examining your own heart.

Jesus doesn't quite look the accepting, diverse person you put him out to be.

You will find that from the start of his ministry he preached, "repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand (or near)".

Andrew said...

Nathan

You could have a loving normal family life like groovytueday1

Having read a number of your postings Nathan it is clear to me you have some real issues. Fancy going on the attack at groovytuesday1. You just can't accept that being gay can also mean being fulfilled and loved with many friends and supporters. Someone is struggling with his own sexuality it seems (wink wink)

You really need to examine your own heart Nathan.

Gay is great. I'm glad I am gay it's so much more than hetero boring lives

Anonymous said...

I would like to add my affirmation to this list, and be kept in touch if that is possible.

I think that what you're doing is a good thing and a move in the right direction.

Thank you!

Are there plans at this stage to march at Brisbane Pride?

Sister Meg Britton
St Flora (online) Mission
Queensland Australia
Reformed Catholic Church.

Anonymous said...

Were you a Christian and I showed you videos of young heterosexual people drinking to excess, taking drugs, being antisocial and having indiscriminant sex (which I could easily do) and said `Here is what the heterosexual lifestyle is about' you might well be horrified. Since my youth (I am now 50) this has been what the Churches have done. Hence,when Nathan rants about us being evil, he simply promolgates the same lie I have learned to ignore as irrelevent to my life, my faith and my church.
We still have so far to go, but thanks to the 100 REVS - we appreciate your guts in standing up to the real evil.

Peter