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REPENT, v. To sorrow or be pained for sin, as a violation of God's holy law, a dishonor to his character and government, and the foulest ingratitude to a Being of infinite benevolence.

This report will update you on the recent evangelistic work of REPENT AMERICA. Our ministry is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the birthplace of America, and strives to be in the full will of God and to adhere entirely to the teachings of the Bible. We have a passion for the lost to be saved and to come unto the knowledge of the Truth. As Christians, we know there is a literal hell where the unsaved will burn for all eternity, therefore, we act upon this Truth without reservation.

Equality Forum (formerly Pridefest America) was held in Philadelphia from April 28 to May 4, 2003. Therefore, this particular report addresses our ministry work at several of these gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered events. Each year, this organization holds a week-long event in Philadelphia to promote and advocate the acceptance of homosexuality and other alternative lifestyles.

4/X/03 Lansdowne, PA-- On this date, I preached in the center of my town. It was a blessing! Shortly after arriving, a few police officers approached me to ask what I was doing. They were kind to me as I explained to them that I was there to preach the Word of God. A Sergeant told me he was a Christian and wrote his church’s information on an index card. He handed it to me and invited me to come to the Sunday service. During my time there, many people shouted “Praise the Lord!” from their vehicle windows, while some came up to me and encouraged me to continue preaching. I preached for about 2 hours in the center of town.

When I arrived back at my home, the officer who told me he was a Christian showed up at my front door and said he would like to talk with me. I invited him in and he shared his testimony with me. He told me that his conversion happened 7 years ago while traveling in his police cruiser listening to the radio program “Unshackled”. In his conviction, he pulled the car over, repented, and became saved. At my home, we read from the Bible, and he encouraged me to continue preaching. Before leaving, he told me that as long as he is on duty I will have no problems in proclaiming the Word of God in Lansdowne.

4/9/03 Upper Darby, PA & Philadelphia, PA-- All across America the National Day of Silence was celebrated by many high schools, colleges, and universities, etc. This event occurs once a year where those who support or practice the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and/or transgendered lifestyle remain silent all day to advocate its’ acceptance. Mark Diener, Joseph Christian, Randall Beckman, Linda Beckman, Nancy Major, Christine Major, Susan Startzell, Arlene Elshinaway, and myself presented the Truth about homosexuality in front of Upper Darby High School in the morning and at the University of Pennsylvania in the afternoon. We had several banners, which read “Know the God of the Bible” and “Homosexuality is sin, Christ can set you free!”. In addition, we distributed hundreds of the Wisconsin Christians United tracts called “What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality”.

Within minutes of our arrival at the Upper Darby High School that morning about 4 to 5 police cars arrived. Several police officers moved in on us and told us that we cannot be there. Speaking to the designated officer, I went through the usual explanation of it being our constitutional right to exercise free speech and that the sidewalk is public property. After our discussion, they rescinded and left us to freely proclaim the Word of God to the high school students, faculty, and others passing by. We had meaningful discussions with some of these students, two lesbians debated homosexuality with us, several students came out to do an on-camera interview, and a woman from her car was so excited to see us that she thanked the Lord aloud.

In the afternoon, we traveled to the University of Pennsylvania. During our time there, we continued in our efforts to preach the Word of God. The students at this university were much less receptive to the things of God than the students at the high school. Further years of study in the wisdom of this world has certainly hardened their hearts against God’s Truth.

“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. And again, The Lord knoweth the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain.” 1 Corinthians 3:19-20

Hear more about evangelistic efforts on the National Day of Silence,

4/24/03 Philadelphia, PA-- In Center City a group of more than 200 gay, lesbian, and other sexually perverse protesters gathered near Senator Santorum’s office to condemn him for his comments made in an Associated Press interview. Joseph Christian, Susan Startzell, and myself were present to preach the Truth about sodomy and to support the comments that Santorum made in reference to the U.S. Supreme Court case Lawrence v. Texas that is currently challenging a Texas anti-sodomy law. Santorum stated, “If the Supreme Court says that you have the right to consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you the right to adultery. You have the right to anything.”

As soon as we arrived at the protest, I placed my wooden chair in the medium strip facing the protesters. Then, I stood upon the chair and held the Christian flag high. Almost immediately, the crowd across the street turned, surrounded me, and began chanting and taking pictures. During the protest, the supporters of sodomy were kissing and engaging in obscene sexual acts. They chanted, “Racist, sexist, anti-gay, Rick Santorum go away.” They also called him all kinds of other things, such as a white supremist, bigot, and stupid, etc. Many of the protestors blocked traffic by standing in the street and sitting on vehicles traveling down Broad Street. We had some good discussions with a select few, while the rest of the protestors heard the Word of God preached.

The Daily Pennsylvanian, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philadelphia Inquirer newspapers covered this protest. The Daily Pennsylvanian did a front page story and included a photo and statement from our ministry.

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4/29/03 Philadelphia, PA-- The Equality Forum (formerly Pridefest America) held it’s National Religious Colloquy in Center City Philadelphia at the Prince Music Theater. This gathering of religious people was to further the promotion that sodomy and homosexual behavior is “of God”. “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 4:3-4

I open-air preached outside the theater for several hours. The Equality Forum’s website included a photograph of me preaching outside the theater, which can be viewed at: While preaching some boys stopped by while riding their bikes and asked to talk with me. They agreed that homosexuality is wrong and this opened up a good discussion of who is to say what’s right or wrong. I asked them if
they ever had broken one of God’s commandments. After going through some ofthe commandments they agreed that they were guilty of breaking them. I then shared the gospel with them.

In addition, I spoke to a gay man and asked him about his thoughts on pedophilia. He told me that there is nothing wrong with men having sex with children as long as both parties are consenting. I asked him this on two different occasions during my conversation with him. Each time he assured me that there is nothing wrong with pedophilia.

While answering questions from a Jewish woman, another gay man listened to me and told me he knew that homosexuality is wrong. He said that at 47 he was tired of the gay lifestyle. He told me about all of his struggles and said that he would seek help from someone he knew who left the lifestyle. I also referred him to HarvestUSA, a Philadelphia based ministry, assisting those who desire to overcome the sin of homosexuality. While talking with him, I saw that he was holding a video under his arm. I knew that it was pornography and he acknowledged that it was. He knew that he shouldn’t watch it and he assured em that he would take it back. He told me that he really would like a wife and a family, but his desires are still for men. It seemed that he was familiar with scripture and really desired freedom from the bondage he was in. I ask that you pray for this man.

5/4/03 Philadelphia, PA-- On this date, Joseph Christian, Susan Startzell, Linda Beckman, Nancy Major, Arlene Elshinaway, and myself went to preach the Truth at the “SundayOUT” event in Center City Philadelphia. This was the closing event to the week-long gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered celebration held by Equality Forum.

While there we held up the Word of God on several banners, did open-air preaching, passed out “What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality” tracts, and as a light we invaded the darkness. Quite honestly, it was probably one of the most perverse gatherings that I have ever been able to witness at. Men kissing men passionately, woman and woman doing the same, drag queens parading around, along with other obscene acts that I care not to mention in this report. We evangelized near their main stage, across the street from a gay bar called “Woody’s”.

On a number of occasions the crowd chanted various sayings, everything from calling us “haters” to KKK members. The Civil Affairs unit of the Philadelphia Police Department was there to protect us. Some of the officers were afraid that a riot would break out and asked us on several occasions when we planned on leaving. We appreciated their concern for us and their protection. As I preached, a police officer stood on either side of me. When someone would touch me, they ordered the person to remove their hands from me. Many screamed at the police officers to remove us from event.

Sam Katz, the 2004 Philadelphia Republican mayoral candidate, used this event to gain support for himself. He even lowered himself to allow the sexually perverse to put stickers on his suit that read, “Butch” amongst other deviant things. As he passed by me, I addressed him by name and called him to repentance. He appeared to be speechless as his security guards rushed him by me.

When we decided to leave, many police officers escorted us through the raging crowds who were chanting, jeering, and screaming obscenities and hateful remarks. As the police continued to escort us down Chestnut Street towards our vehicles, a large group of people from the event followed us while chanting “Gay Pride God!”

We were blessed to serve the Lord on the frontline within the last month, and are indeed thankful to our King for such opportunities. This report is an overview of significant occurrences within our evangelistic work and does not include details of our daily witness for Christ and ongoing stand for righteousness. We refuse to remain silent as Satan invades our communities, rather, we have declared war against the enemy.

“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21

Serving the King, Michael Marcavage


"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV

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