Monday, February 25, 2008
1. Encouraging any ministers/pastors/reverends that you know to march with us or affirm the statement. Ask them to email email@example.com.
2. Praying for safety and courage for the marchers both in the march and in their ministries.
3. Praying that this action will have the intended outcome of bringing reconciliation and healing to people in the GLBTI community who have been hurt by the church, and encouraging churches to be welcoming in their attitude to gay people.
If you need details for the march, please email 100Revs@live.com.au
Grace and Peace
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
The first is a pre March Forum. This is for all suppporters - both ministers who have affirmed the statement and other who would like to support the campaign. The forum will be an opportunity for supporters to meet each other and to hear the story of what has led this Group of Ministers, pastors and Christian Leaders towards Marching in Mardi Gras this year, and to discuss together ways of making the church a place of welcome for the gay community.
4pm Sunday 24 February
Sydney Mechanics Shool of Arts 280 Pitt St Sydney
The second is a get together and prayer time on the day of the march. Stay tuned for details.
Hope to see you there.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Our stories site tells of churches sharing that love, and of people from the GLBT community seeking, searching, and discovering that love.
Contact 100Revs@live.com.au to submit your story.
May the love of our Lord be with you, now and always
Saturday, February 2, 2008
"100Revs" was a catchy title rather than a restriction of the campaign to only ordained clergy. Please pass the invitation on to other ministers that you know.
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.
Our aim is to have 100 ministers march in Mardi Gras 2008. -- Act now!
Rev. Colin Scott
This is certainly not our intention. The Mardi Gras remains the iconic Gay and Lesbian event and as such is the best way of communicating with the GLBT community as a whole.
So while there is much of the Mardi Gras which disturbs us, it is the best place to communicate with those who we are trying to reach - a strategy that was familiar to Jesus (Matt 11:19; Luke 5:27; John 8:3-11).
As ministers of various churches and denominations we recognise that the churches we belong to, and the church in general, have not been places of welcome for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) people. Indeed the church has often been profoundly unloving toward the GLBT community. For these things we apologise, whatever the distinctive of our Christian position on human sexuality – to which we remain committed. We are deeply sorry and ask for the forgiveness of the GLBT community. We long that the church would be a place of welcome for all people and commit ourselves to pursuing this goal.
We ARE a group of Christian ministers who voluntarily and individually bring this apology.
We ARE NOT official representatives of our churches or denominations.
We ARE NOT making a statement on the biblical position on gay and lesbian relationships.
We ARE recognising the lack of hospitality, care and welcome that the churches have offered the gay and lesbian community.
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