Media ID 0028-AB
Opening (ca 1977) of the Metropolitan Community Church Centre (MCC) by Reverend Troy Perry - Karangahape Road, Auckland
Troy Perry, unidentified speakers
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Introduction to the opening of the Metropolitan Community Church Centre
Troy Perry – we’re delighted to be visiting Auckland New Zealand.. travelling with Mother.. Mother is enjoying the spirit of the people.. God Bless you.. There is gay life after Ronald Regan.. Anita Bryant is living an alternative lifestyle..
Perry – the National Enquirer.. the real story about the break-up of Anita Bryant.. the way I’ve been treated.. I wrote to her.. God Bless you Anita . .the MCC would like you to do a concert..
Perry - Meeting in Texas.. General Conference .. family reunion.. 5000 people came to this years conference.. if you can make it to Texas we’ll give you free accommodation.. list of speakers at the upcoming Texas conference..
Perry – taping conference.. we want to show people what we look like .. we are them.. please stand..
Perry – scripture reading .. let us pray..
Perry – turn to the person beside you and say God Bless you
Perry – stop me if I’m speaking too fast
Perry – I remember a few years ago seeing signs about California wines.. touring vineyard.. as Christians we have to watch out for little foxes.. I remember coming out as a gay person.. was married with children.. moved to LA.. going to a gay bar.. all the gay males were referred to as Mary .. everyone’s so friendly in the bar.. ‘Hi Girl, how you doing’ .. why do we that ..
Perry –Friend asks me to butch it up at a wedding.. if persecution comes I’m goin’ stand.. it’s hard to live for God sometimes .. little things that seek to destroy us.. Jesus and Satan..
Perry – a young man said I’m never coming back to this Church again.. my assistant was wearing white bucks on his feet.. we need to learn..
Perry – young woman story.. afraid of the dark.. man falling into grave story..
Perry – MCC history .. moving our Christian group five times.. being moved out from traditional Churches.. our congregations kept getting bigger.. needed $10,000 deposit for our own property.. There’s more than the four Bs - bars, beer, beaches and bushes .. go back to the bar owners and ask for money.. and that Sunday..
Perry – At MCC we preach salvation .. you can be Christian as a gay person.. we preach Christian social action.. perfect love will cast out all fear.. coming out of the closet.. Naval marine story.. bring deliverance to our people.. Gay Liberation takes place up here [in the mind].. no body can put you down again.. we preach the gospel of community.. your family may forsake you but God doesn’t.. a spiritual family.. and God will give us the victory
Perry – take the persons hand next to you .. pray.. we’ve taken a six year lease on this property.. we have a lot of work to do here.. bless this place.. Amen
Beyond the Sea (instrumental music track)
Back announcement of recording .. contact details..
more instrumental music