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Hamilton Square Baptist Church

Materials relating to the 1993 protests at Hamilton Square Baptist Church

Materials relating to the 1993 protests at Hamilton Square Baptist Church
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Hamilton Square Baptist Church, San Francisco. Sept-Dec 1993, Materials produced by the church after the September 1993 protest include a seven page facsimile transmission with cover from the KIRO Newsradio to a reporter which includes a five page open letter calling for help and funds in response to the protest at the Church and a two page statement from Dr. David C. Innes with handwritten marginal notes by the reporter, a Special Notice from the Church claiming that the November service is not open to the public and news organizations or their reporters are not allowed to attend, along with a letter on letterhead explaining the action and complaining that some reporters defied the request on the previous night's service (11/21/93) a six-panel brochure, a leaflet about the November 27th Women's Ministry meeting, a leaflet listing Special Needs, a program for the November 14, 1993 service. The fax of September 23, 1993 begins: "Dear Fellowsoldier in Christ; Last Sunday evening, September 19, at our 6:00 service our church was stormed by a mob of rioting homosexuals and lesbians. They came to protest the presence of Reverend Lou Sheldon of the Traditional Values Coalition. Because of the political stranglehold that the homosexual community has on this city, they were allowed to commit numerous criminal violations with impunity." The protests occurred on September 19, 1993 in response to the invitation of Louis P. Sheldon, an anti-gay activist and chairman of the Traditional Values Coalition, by the Church. Members of ACT UP and others showed up and blocked the church entry. The troubles continued through September and November with the Church denying entry to the Press and any nonmember.

Cat.No: 208978

Price: $95.00

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