From PINK NEWS:
A boycott campaign which called on Christians to stay away from the Greenbelt arts festival in protest at the decision to invite gay and human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell to speak, has failed, and ticket sales are up.
Earlier this year, Doctor Lisa Nolland said on the Anglican Mainstream website that inviting Mr Tatchell to The Greenbelt Christian arts festival, would put children at risk of sexual abuse and called on Christians to stay away from the event. However, just as predicted by absolutely everybody except Doctor Lisa and a patch of slime mould called Randy feeding on a dead cactus plant in Arizona, the endevour has had the opposite effect, and ticket sales to the festival, which is to be held in Cheltenham this weekend, have been boosted.
Mr Tatchell said: "I would like to thank Anglican Mainstream for helping encourage extra interest in Greenbelt; resulting in more people now planning to attend this year's festival because of the controversy and publicity over my invitation."
He added: "I'm looking forward to meeting the many Christians who are actively involved in campaigns for human rights, equality, democracy and social justice. We have more in common than divides us."
COMMENT: He's a good lad, our Peter. Behind his warrior exterior there's a heart of gold. And quite honestly, if he doesn't end up in heaven then the place won't be included in my interdimensional travel plans either.