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Protesters send signal to Wgtn High

Wed 26 Jan 2005 In: New Zealand Daily News

A co-organiser of Sunday's protest outside Wellington High School is hopeful the school will start to review use of its facilities by a church group preaching intolerance and bigotry. Around 40 people attended the Sunday protest outside Wellington High School, objecting to the hiring of the school hall to anti-gay fundamentalist Destiny Church. Protest co-organiser Alexander Neilson says 200 church members emerged from their meeting and were quickly hustled away from the signs, music and speeches by Destiny minders. Speakers included longtime gay rights campaigner Bill Logan as well as representatives from Humanists, Campus Left, The Alliance, Rainbow Labour, and former UniQ president AJ Marsh. Neilson says he does not believe the church's tenure will be directly affected by the protest but hopes the school principal will start to take seriously community objections to the use of its facilities by the group.    

Credit: News Staff

First published: Wednesday, 26th January 2005 - 12:00pm

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