In preparation for the Rally Flower and Olympic

On Oct 30, 2008, at 5:10 PM, Sandie Richards wrote:

photos of our banners, installed

Dear MFSA, Phil, Jonipher, Harold, Marx, Ginny, Ben and Jessie, and cc to Lincoln:

Our banners are up on our signs at Flower and Olympic, and they look amazing!

Marx Gutierrez put up 'temporary' yard signs before we got the banners, and so we've already gotten some reaction. A woman called today to let me know about the No on 8 signs, in case we didn't know they were there. You can imagine the discussion we had when I explained that our church as taken a 'No on 8' position.

I wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for each of your efforts to make this happen. Even though the banners will be up slightly less than 1 week, it is an important witness as literally hundreds of cars and thousands of people pass this corner each day, on their way to a Lakers game or Convention activity or riding on the bus that is taking them to and from work. It's such a public corner, and we are saying that there are Christian Churches who don't agree with Prop. 8.

I am grateful to be part of a church for whom this decision was an easy one: we stand for human rights, and for equality. I'm equally grateful to those of you in our broader community who gave your time and efforts to ensure that our position is posted at the corner of Flower and Olympic!!

Thanks again, and blessings! Whatever happens on Tuesday, people will know where we stand.


First United Methodist Church of Los Angeles
office address: 714 W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 508
worship site: Villa Flores Multipurpose Room, 1020 S Flower St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
tel: 213.749.0212 ext 1# fax: 213.749.0232

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