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Friday, October 20, 2006

Gay Bashing - October 8, 2006

The following was emailed to me from the Pastor of Metropolitan Community Church, NYC, NY. (SEE ** BELOW)
"As you may know, on Sunday, October 8, Michael Sandy, a black gay man, was attacked in a gay bashing. As reported in the media, Michael was robbed and beaten by four men. During the attact he managed to escape but was chased onto the Belt Parkway where he was struck by a car. Michael died one day after his 29th birthday, this past Friday."
As a people of faith, we preach that injustice doesn't have the last word, and we commit ourselves, as individuals and as a community, to keep proclaiming the inclusive love of God that will transform the structures of oppression and death in our society.We believe that if we keep doing this work someday the words of John the Seer will become a reality in our midst: "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. And I heard a loud voice saying, 'God will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.' And I heard the voice saying, 'I am making everything new! Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.'" Amen."
"As you may know, on Sunday, October 8, Michael Sandy, a black gay man, was attacked in a gay bashing. As reported in the media, Michael was robbed and beaten by four men. During the attact he managed to escape but was chased onto the Belt Parkway where he was struck by a car. Michael died one day after his 29th birthday, this past Friday."As a people of faith, we preach that injustice doesn't have the last word, and we commit ourselves, as individuals and as a community, to keep proclaiming the inclusive love of God that will transform the structures of oppression and death in our society.We believe that if we keep doing this work someday the words of John the Seer will become a reality in our midst: "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. And I heard a loud voice saying, 'God will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.' And I heard the voice saying, 'I am making everything new! Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.'" Amen.
"As you may know, on Sunday, October 8, Michael Sandy, a black gay man, was attacked in a gay bashing. As reported in the media, Michael was robbed and beaten by four men. During the attact he managed to escape but was chased onto the Belt Parkway where he was struck by a car. Michael died one day after his 29th birthday, this past Friday."As a people of faith, we preach that injustice doesn't have the last word, and we commit ourselves, as individuals and as a community, to keep proclaiming the inclusive love of God that will transform the structures of oppression and death in our society.We believe that if we keep doing this work someday the words of John the Seer will become a reality in our midst: "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. And I heard a loud voice saying, 'God will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.' And I heard the voice saying, 'I am making everything new! Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.'" Amen.
** ALL are welcome in MCC...
MCCNY is one of hundreds of MCC churches world wide as part of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches...click here to go to the UFMCC site.
To find an MCC church in or near your area, go to:
http://www.mccchurch.org/usa/newyork.htm

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