Greetings from Revolution NYC!
Hope your summer is treating you great! Things have been busy here and I’m excited to tell you about what’s been going on.
Summer started with the Wild Goose Festival. It was great to meet many of the online members of Revolution. We had a great time and are excited for next year’s festival. Pastor Vince has been busy touring Europe. He has been playing Christian festivals in Germany and Holland, and is headed to England to lead the worship music at Greenbelt. He will also be performing with Peter Rollins with a program they are currently developing for a U.S. tour this winter.
This summer we celebrated New York state making same-sex marriage a reality here. We have a few weddings coming up, and we are excited to officiate these weddings and further God’s vision of equality here on earth.
In efforts to further this vision, I have initiated a campaign called, “Are you affirming?”. I believe the time is now for Christian leaders to come forward and affirm the LGBTQ community. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” The time is now for us to break the silence and fully welcome and include all of God’s children in the church. I firmly believe that silence = violence. The violence of “riding the fence” must stop for full inclusion to be realized.
Please ask your favorite pastors, speakers, authors if they are LGBTQ (gay) affirming?
One way to find out is by asking them through social media. The time to speak up is now! If you are an ally let your voice be heard, you may be the voice some one desperately needs to hear. Facebook it, twitter it, etc. If you are using twitter, please use the hashtag, #areyougayaffirming.
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