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Chalk-in canned over safety concerns

Wed 10 Dec 2014 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback

Tomorrow’s planned chalk protest outside the home of a self-appointed ‘pastor’ who told a gay man he’d pray for him to kill himself has been cancelled due to safety concerns. A group of Aucklanders had been planning to draw rainbows and write pro-lgbt slogans on the footpath outside Logan Robertson’s West Harbour home, from where he runs his Westcity Bible Baptist Church. They have now decided that could be too risky for participants. A number of unverified allegations about Robertson’s history are circulating online, and there are concerns for the safety of any demonstrators near his home. Organisers of a “love thy neighbour” rally against homophobia which has been planned for Sunday, at a park near the house, are now discussing whether to move it to another location. It will still go ahead either way. Security has been organised, while police have been kept well-informed and will be on hand.    

Credit: GayNZ.com Daily News staff

First published: Wednesday, 10th December 2014 - 12:26pm

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