Several show up to
protest Colorado for
LONGMONT, Colo., Saturday, April
1 (AP)—Several people, including an
off-duty Boulder County sheriff's
deputy, were removed from a Colorado for Family Values meeting that
protestors denounced as a promotion
About 400 people turned out for the
anti-homosexuality "Time to
Stand" seminar Friday. An estimated half in attendance were in support of Colorado for Family Values.
The other half took part in a candlelight
vigil outside a Longmont church and a
vocal protest inside.
Gay rights has been a touchy issue in
Longmont ever since a local high school
coach was transferred to a middle
school after he allegedly harassed two
women coaches he accused of being lesbians.
The coach. David Vander Molen, did
not attend Friday's meeting, and his
attorney said the coach has nothing to
do with Ihe Colorado Springs-based
Colorado for Family Values.
But Mary Belle Spencer was in full support of CFV, and she generously
of CFV, and
donated a check to the an
"A heterosexual doesn't carry on
with iheir sex in the street. Why should
(homosexuals) be allowed to do it?"
Protestors shouted during a movie
titled "Gay Rights, Special Rights"
and then heckled former lesbian Jami
Breedlove as the woman spoke out on her
"I'll take a chance on missing some
good gay sex rather than missing eternity with my maker," Breedlove said.
The congregation responded in unison with a chorus of "Amen."
Colorado for Family Values director Kevin Tebedo further heightened
tensions when he said homosexuals
are more likely to be mass murderers,
rapists and child molesters. He added
that gays and lesbians are more likely to
commit suicide, infect their partners
with disease and die at a young age.
That prompted Boulder County sheriff's deputy Catherine Lachman to
stand up and denounce Tebedo as a liar.
She was escorted from the meeting
Once outside the meeting, Lachman
said Colorado for Family Values is
"promoting such hatred among people."
MCCR's Easter Celebration
Begins This Weekend
Metropolitan Community Church
Of the Resurrection (MCCR) has
announced its Easter week services and
. On Palm Sunday. April 9. the
:30 a.m. service will be led by the Rl*\
Dr. Charles Perroncel and the 10:45
a.m. service the Rev. Elder John Gill
will be officiating. The 10:45 a.m.
service is signed for the hearing
impaired and nursery facilities are
provided. On Sunday evening, April 9
at 6:00 p.m., the MCCR Sanctuary
Choir will perform in concert "God
With Us" a celebration of contemporary praise and worship.
On Monday Thursday. April 13 at 7*oo
p.m., the Rev. Ralph Lasher will be officiating, The worship will include
On Good Friday. April 14 at 7:00 p m..
the Rev. Eider John Gill will be officiating,
On Easter Sunday. April 16. the Sunrise Service will be at 6:30 a.m with the
Rev Carolyn Mobley ofhc.ating.
The service will he held east of the Dandelion Fountain on Allen Parkway-
across from the American General
building. The traditional Easter
breakfast will be served in ihe MCCR
Fellowship Hall «t 8:00-a.m. The 8:30
a m service will be officiated by the
Rev Ralph Lasher. This year an Easter
Em hum will be held al 10:00 a.m. for the
children toddlers .o age \2 The Rev.
Elder John Gill will be officiating at
the 10:45 a.m. service. This ser
signed for the hearing impaire
Uirserj facilities are provided.
Empowerment For Living
In other news from MCCR. the church's
HIV ministry. Empowerment for Living (EFL) announced its monthly schedule. EFL meets every Tuesday night in
Ihe Fellowship Hall at MCCR. They
begin with visitation at 6:00 p.m. and
pot luck meal at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins approximately 7:00 p.m.
EFL is the oldest Christ-centered HIV
support group in Houston. Following
are the group's scheduled activities
Tuesday, April 11, will be an open night
for the group.
On Tuesday. April 18. the presenta-
11(111 win be on the pre-planning of final
°" Tuesday, April 25. will be movie
n'eh' for 'he group. The planned movie is
"The Gay Deceivers "
On Tuesday, May 2, will be the quarry planning meeting for the EFL.
in ihe Historical Old
MCCR is located
Sixth Ward a, 1919 Dec'atu, Street off
Washington and While Streel between
Sludeim.nl/Monirose St. and Houston
Ave for more info,matlon abou|
Empt1wern1e.11 for Living, directions
to MCCR or other programs at MCCR
please call the Church Office at (713.
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