Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Gay Christian from Nigeria to Speak in Dallas

Davis Mac-Iyalla is a brave man. In 2005, he founded Changing Attitude-Nigeria to help Christian gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgender people overcome virulent hatred and widespread prejudice in his country. His activities have been disowned by his church - the Anglican Church of Nigeria. He has been arrested and beaten. His government is considering a ban on all gay organizations and social gatherings. He has received death threats and gone into hiding. Through it all, he has held fast to his Christian faith and become an inspiration to faithful gay Africans and others around the world. He is currently on a speaking tour of the United States and will visit The Episcopal Church of Saint Thomas the Apostle in Dallas on Saturday June 30 and Sunday July 1. All are welcome.

Come Meet Davis Mac-Iyalla!

Forum and Reception: Saturday June 30, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Parish Hall, The Episcopal Church of Saint Thomas the Apostle
6525 Inwood Road (corner of Mockingbird and Inwood)
More Information: (214) 352-0410

Admission is free. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome!


Scott Gunn said...

Davis is terrific, and he'll be an inspiring speaker. I hope many people will hear his powerful story.

I got to know Davis well in Dar es Salaam, where he was a strong witness to primates, reporters, conservative activists, and all with whom he spoke.

Renee in Ohio said...

He is great. He spoke at my church the other night, and I wrote about it here.