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Church email to protest CoastOut

IT IS surely one of the most controversial emails ever sent to a ‘membership group’ on the Coffs Coast.

On Monday, we will reveal the high profile religious organisation in the region whose email address is attached to a message sent to reportedly 1000 members of its congregation asking them to bombard Coffs Harbour City Council in protest against the CoastOut gay and lesbian festival coming to the region in October.

The lengthy communication contains advice on what content should be in the complaint letters and how to come across as ‘not anti-gay’ or ‘too Christian’.

The writer of the highly contentious letter stands by his convictions.

The email trail was forwarded to The Advocate by a person close to the Church who said it was a ‘totally bigoted and fascist organisation’.

Already, key religious leaders in the community have distanced themselves from the sentiments outlined in the letter expressing their own objections about its message.

The contents of the letter and the people behind it will be revealed in Monday’s Coffs Coast Advocate.



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