Soulforce Riders Arrested at Falwell Institution


Approximately 20 riders on the Soulforce Equality Bus ride were arrested today as they tried to enter the Liberty University campus, the first stop on a seven-week tour targeting 20 religious and military institutions that ban the enrollment of LGBT students.

Liberty University’s founder, the Reverend Jerry Falwell, had warned the group that they would not be welcome on campus. Soulforce activist Jacob Reitan responded: “We want to come to the school today to say, ‘learn from history.’ We have a right to be here, because this school teaches that being gay is being sick and sinful. We have a right to question and to show how we are children of God.”

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Posted March 10, 2006 at 3:05pm ETC by Andy Towle
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