Christian students and Bisexual Index back walk of repentance
The Student Christian Movement (SCM) and the Bisexual Index have become the latest organisations to endorse my walk of repentance for homophobia. They’re both organisations which I really respect and I’m honoured to have their support.
SCM does great work promoting a socially inclusive and politically radical image of Christianity and helping students explore faith, life and politics in an open-minded environment. It is Britian’s oldest national student organisation, having been founded in 1889. The Bisexual Index plays an important role not only in fighting homophobia but in challenging the notion that everyone is either straight or gay. It is the first endorsing organisation that is not specifically religious.
This means the pilgrimage has now been endorsed by ten national organisations, as well as four local ones. This is more than I ever expected.
More endorsements are welcome at any time! If your church or other group would like to back the pilgrimage, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I continue to be overwhelmed by the kind words and encouragement I have received in emails and Twitter messages from all sorts of people. There has been a steady stream since the Guardian reported on my pilgrimage plan yesterday. Last but by no means least, my own friends are providing more help than I could ever have asked for, both practically and emotionally. I’m feeling inspired but nervous as I prepare to begin walking a week today.