WHAT IF THERE WERE 4047 GOOD PEOPLE?

I have received the following update in respect of the petition mentioned in my previous post, SIGN THIS PETITION (IN YOUR OWN NAME).


Dear Petition Supporter 
NOT IN MY NAME
This is a note to thank you for supporting the petition and for your encouraging emails to me. To date 4,047 people have signed which is an amazing result in a short time. It will remain active for a while so encourage others to sign as a visible demonstration of the many who are demanding that the Church affirms lgbt people and treats them equally.
I presented your petition to the Archbishops' Chiefs of Staff (this is the usual protocol) in York on Saturday 7th July and there has been quite good media coverage. I feel we have had an impact though there is, of course, a long way still to go in the long march towards the full acceptance of lgbt people in church and society.
For those of you who live in or not too far from Glossop you are warmly invited to join us at 7.30pm at Glossop Parish Church on Sunday 22nd July for a showing of the film "LOVE FREE OR DIE." It's about the experience of Bishop Gene Robinson, a man whose two defining passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his partner Mark. Gene Robinson is the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom. His consecration in 2003, to which he wore a bullet-proof vest, caused an international stir, and he has lived with death threats every day since. "LOVE FREE OR DIE" follows Robinson from small-town churches in the New Hampshire North Country to Washington’s Lincoln Memorial to London’s Lambeth Palace, as he calls for all to stand for equality – inspiring bishops, priests and ordinary folk to come out from the shadows and change history. The film is about the experience of real people rather than theories or dogmas. It aims to move us beyond tolerance to affirmation of gay people in the church and society.

With every blessing.
Ian Stubbs
Well done, Ian. You've done well.

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