Several people have asked the Cormorant Baker why a whole bunch of names have been removed from the Kalimat Petition, leaving the terse message, line voided.
The Baker can now reveal that he has been in discussions with Faith C. Lensing, a spokesperson for the Baha’i World Centre. She pointed out to him that a number of the non-Baha’is who had signed the petition were shortly to be declared by the Universal House of Justice to be Baha’is.
Somehow, Faith convinced the Cormorant Baker that the problem was his fault, and that he would have to rectify it.
So, if you’re not a Baha’i and if you haven’t already received an email like this…
NATIONAL SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY OF THE BAHA'IS OF YOUR COUNTRY
EMAIL MESSAGE (CONFIRMATORY COPY TO FOLLOW)
28 March 2006
Dear Mr Baker,
The Universal House of Justice has advised us of its conclusion that, on the basis of an established pattern of statements by you and behaviour and attitude on your part over the past two or three years, you can properly be considered as meeting the requirements of membership in the Baha'i community. Accordingly, we have added your name to our membership rolls and have informed the Baha'i institutions concerned.
NATIONAL SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY
OF THE BAHA'IS OF YOUR COUNTRY
…then please consider adding your name to the petition to make up for those whose names have been removed.
Here’s the background information on the petition.