The San Diego Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
and the LGBTSU of SDSU present
A Peaceful JOYtest Against
BattleCry's Call for War Against Gays and Pop Culture
The San Diego Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and the LGBT Student Union of SDSU invite the community to join us in PeaceCry, a gathering to spread a message of love and acceptance toward all of people outside of Cox Arena during Teen Mania's BattleCry: Acquire the Fire event on April 27 and 28.
TeenMania is a militant anti-choice evangelical political organization that lobbies the government against Gay marriage and Gay rights, reproductive rights, and medically accurate and complete sex education. It exploits homophobia to preach about the so-called evils of American popular culture, and targets its message of intolerance toward 14 – 21 year olds. The organization is run by Ron Luce, is affiliated with the Arlington Group, and its major supporters include Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Joyce Meyer, American Family Research Council, Focus on the Family, the Bush Family and, formerly, the now-completely-heterosexual Ted Haggard.
The goal of PeaceCry is to express, in a festive and loving manner, our disagreement with the TeenMania’s message of intolerance. We encourage participants to bring drums, rattles, tambourines, bubble wands, bright costumes, and other tools of love, joy, and whimsy. We request that all signs bear uplifting, loving messages. While we disagree with TeenMania’s message, we do not wish to demonize them as they have demonized us.
The SD Sisters and the LGBTSU of SDSU will meet at Aztec Center on SDSU campus at 4:00 pm Friday, April 27 and 11:30 am Saturday, April 28. We will march together from Aztec Center to Cox Arena, where PeaceCry will be held. PeaceCry will continue until 7:00 pm Friday and 5:00 pm Saturday. We welcome all who want to help us spread our message Peace, Love, Light, Hope, and Joy
About the San Diego Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are a leading-edge Order of missionary nuns. Since their first appearance in San Francisco, Easter Weekend 1979, the Sisters have been accused of “Ruining it for Everyone” with their habitual injection of gaiety into serious affairs including human rights, political activism and religious intolerance. The Sisters consider it their mission to “ruin” all detrimental conditions including complacency, guilt and the inability to laugh at oneself.
Founded in 2005, the Asylum of the Tortured Heart Incorporated, or the San Diego Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization composed of men and women dedicated to the support, education and development of the diverse communities of San Diego.
Their mission is to bring joy to the heart and liberation of the spirit wherever it is needed: in the bar, the bathhouse, the parade, the hospice, the youth shelter, the health center and the street.
The Sisters, as true nuns, follow the traditions of the women over the centuries who have dedicated their lives to selfless service for the betterment of their communities taking vows to serve each other, their neighbors and all San Diegans.
For more information on the Asylum of the Tortured Heart, please visit their website at www.sdsisters.org or email at InfoSPISD@yahoo.com.
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