Thursday, January 26, 2006

The Wheels on the Bus go 'round and 'round

It appears that several colleges around the country have offended the "Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgendered" students on campus. To battle these offenses, the SOULFORCE EQUALITY RIDE will begin on March 5. Beginning on that date, students will get on the bus and cross the nation, visiting 19 schools from New York to Los Angeles. Why? According to the website, the Equality Ride will "take 25–30 young adults on a seven-week bus tour to confront numerous religious and/or military colleges that ban the enrollment of GLBT students. At each stop along the journey the members of the Equality Ride will present a powerful case for GLBT equality."

They have it all planned out:

Through dialogue with administrators and discussions with students, the young activists of the Equality Ride will make clear the harmful effects of the false notion that homosexuality is a “sickness and a sin,” and “a threat to the nation and the military.” To make public their case for equality, the young activists on the Equality Ride will hold vigils, Bible studies, class discussions, community forums, and press conferences.
The first stop on the tour will be Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. It appears that the bus riders had a tough go at it on the past visit to the Naval Academy.

2 comments:

Mike Cline said...

I recall with fond memories my years as a student at Liberty and my opportunity to attend Thomas Road Baptist Church while there. I remember during my freshman year when Dr. Falwell had started a campaign to turn America around with a group called The Moral Majority. During that time, it was a common occurance to see picketers actually marching on the sidewalks outside of the church on Sunday morning. On one particular morning, Dr. Falwell instructed the ushers to provide coffee and doughnuts for the marchers. He also invited them in to attend the morning worship service. No, they did not come in.
It is with these same open arms that this group will be greeted I'm sure. They will probably also at some point hear the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pray that they will listen.

your best friend said...

Mike-

You obviously need to go to church more often.