Kim Hammond and 100revs

Kim Hammond who leads up Forge victoria was inverviewed on John Clearys program Sunday nights on the ABC about 100 Revs. The 100 Revs have a web site with the following apology to the Gay and Lesbian communtiy:

A. The Church – the body of Christ …

  • For forgiveness for the sins of the church against the Gay and Lesbian community.
  • For the church to be the eyes, ears, hands, feet and heart of Jesus.. to demonstrate His grace. “Where sin abounds grace super abounds” Romans 5:20

B. The Gay and Lesbian community …

  • That though our actions they will experience the grace and love of God.
  • Pray in particular for Gay and Lesbian Christians.

C. Ourselves
as we stand in this difficult place … offering confession and grace on behalf of the wider church

  • For unity amongst us.
  • That we will minister in the fruit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • To be protected by the Spririt of God, in the realm of spiritual warfare
  • That a clear message of grace will be heard in our words and action.
You can listen to the interview here

2 Responses to “Kim Hammond and 100revs”

  1. 1 Anthony Venn-Brown April 12, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    it was so wonderful to hear Kim share on the show. I think if we have learned anything over the years it is that if we have done anything to reach out to the GLBT community it has often been mixed with fear, judgment and preconceived notions about who they are and what they do. Usually we didn’t spend the time to find out who they really are but only to condemn them.

    Some extreme Christian groups have created an intense hatred of the church and Christians in the GLBT community by their constant opposition of gay rights. Often gays and lesbians were wanting nothing more than to be treated equality and with respect, especially to no longer be treated as sick or as criminals.

    Because of this we now see that Christians are often stereotyped as gays and lesbians have been. that is all Christians are judgmental and condemning.

    Those who are serious about reaching out to our GLBT community have a lot of ground to make up as a result of those Christians who have not fully understood Jesus’ message of love, grace and forgiveness. The apology has had a profound affect on many gays and lesbians and also those who took part.

  2. 2 scott April 14, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Hi Anthony, thanks for the comment. It is great to read that the apology has meant so much.

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