Earlier this year, Soulforce went on a bus ride in order to visit 32 Christian colleges and universities with policies banning the open enrollment of openly LGBT students. They visited Cedarville University, my alma mater, in April (read about it here).
On Thursday, April 19th, 2007, Soulforce Equality Ride visited Cedarville University and had a great day of dialogue. The day began with a breakfast for Riders and student hosts. Two panels were held with Equality Riders and Cedarville faculty discussing homosexuality and Scripture, human rights, and a Christian response. Equality Riders also hosted a presentation on the effects of spiritual violence. There was wonderful dialogue with students throughout the day, including many great conversations over lunch, dinner, and coffee (Cedarville definitely took good care of us).
The day on campus was followed by a community rally on April 20th at Antioch College's Coretta Scott King center, where Soulforce Equality Riders had a time of informal fellowship with Cedarville students and alum, Antioch College students, and members of the community.
For any Cedarville students or alumni who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender or who are supportive of LGBT people, check out http://www.cedarvilleout.org/.
Also: Is "Christian" the new "gay?"