On the evening of September 28th, First Ontario Concert Hall, a city-owned commercial performance venue across from City Hall, will host an event titled “Confident, or Confused? The Truth About Identity”, featuring Christian Apologist Ravi Zacharias and Sam Allberry, a UK-based minister and “same-sex attracted” Christian. This event is brought to Hamilton by Redeemer University College, New City Church, West Highland Fellowship Baptist Church, Hughson Street Baptist Church, and Philpott Memorial Church.
The types of messages these speakers deliver are harmful to 2SLGBTQ+ people, and to 2SLGBTQ+ youth in particular. They are messages of conversion/reparative therapy. The speakers might tell you that they don’t support conversion therapy, but the harmful effect of their arguments are the same. The 2200 seat hall is sold out.
New Vision is joining a protest celebration of LGBTQ+2S identities at City Hall from 6-8 pm Friday evening. Can you come help us hand out popcorn from the popcorn maker we will be setting up and running? Just look for Dixon or me or someone else in a rainbow “cat-in-the-hat” hat. Again 6 – 8 pm, Friday, City Hall. I hope you can join me.
For reporting on the presentation at First Ontario Concert Hall (formerly called Hamilton Place), see The Spec’s article today, “We are Not Confused…”