Originally Posted by Montanna
It seems like months ago now that I thought and asked about doing a table for Soulforce at our local Pride event. Well, it was last weekend and we pulled it off. We also had a pickup truck in the parade with folks in the back (a minister, lesbians, straights, and anyone who got on during the parade) and signs on the side that read "Stop Spiritual Violence" and "The Debate is Over, The Verdict in In, Not a Sickness, Not a Sin!". When our truck went past groups of people, they cheered. At our booth, many different kinds of people came by to look at the literature from Soulforce and to talk. I was heartened to see many therapist getting literature and leaving their card for future contact. We met the people who are doing 7 Straight Nights. I say "we" because as word got out that I would be at the Pride event with a Soulforce table, people started stepping forward to help. It was wonderful.
Too many people didn't know anything about Soulforce but were greatful for the work once they did know. I put a box out on the table that was labeled a "Suggestion Box" and also said "What can Soulforce do to help in your community." I got one response. I could use some help with this. Any ideas. The comment was "Pay attention to when hating preachers come to schools. - - follow up afterward." The overall feeling I came away with is that my community is desperate for what Soulforce offers. It was a great experience. Montanna
Bless you Montana, for taking the initiative. Hopefully, with 7 Straight Nights coming up, I would think you could create a core group of people who are committed to continuing the work you've begun. Kara