Worried About Y2K, Promise Keepers Cancel New Year's Day Rallies

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Interesting ... we all may hear of many more cancellations.

Worried About Y2K, Promise Keepers Cancel New Year's Day Rallies

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4/1/99 -- 9:08 AM

DENVER (AP) - Worried about possible Y2K problems, the men's ministry Promise Keepers is canceling plans to hold rallies at state capitals nationwide on New Year's Day 2000.

Law enforcement officials in several states have expressed concerns about ``the prospects of large gatherings, public safety personnel needs and too many unknowns connected with Y2K,'' Promise Keepers' spokesman Steve Chavis said Tuesday.

Members of the Christian organization are instead being encouraged to stay at home with their families and to practice their faith there.

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-- Leska (allaha@earthlink.net), April 01, 1999


Seems like the first day of the new Millennium, families would want to celebrate together.

At least law enforcement seems to be waking up to the potential logistical problems of overseeing massive get-togethers during a turbulent time frame.

The word will slowly get out, and churches have a role to play spreading the message of common sense preparation and encouraging safety.

mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmm mmmm

-- Ashton (allaha@earthlink.net), April 01, 1999.

Anything that keeps the Promise Keepers from gathering into large groups can not be all bad.

-- armed and ready (paranoidinidaho@hayden.lake), April 01, 1999.

Yup, you have to be concerned about a group of men that feel they should become stronger Christians, better fathers and husbands, more involved in their church and community. If this group becomes larger, and more influential, then we're doomed.

-- Mike (Boxman9186@aol.com), April 01, 1999.

You have misundersood my message. I do not object to the Promise Keepers as an organization it is the large group part that I have a problem with. Never try to find a hotel in a city they are gathering in. Just keep driving the extra 200 miles. Like I did when they met in Syracuse in the summer of 1996.

-- armed and ready (paranoidinidaho@hayden.lake), April 01, 1999.

armed and ready,

Yes! We did misunderstand your comment, but it is very difficult to interpret it other than the obvious: "Don't let them gather in big groups. Try again if you desire!

Keep the faith!


-- Bob Walton (waltonb@kdsi.net), April 01, 1999.

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