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    Who pays soulforce to do this? A good ex-gay friend of mine was at BYU last year when they did it security had to escort them from the campus. Bridget
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      Who pays soulforce to do this? A good ex-gay friend of mine was at BYU last year when they did it security had to escort them from the campus. Bridget

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Laura<mailto:exgaydates@...>
      To: exgaydiscussionboard@yahoogroups.com<mailto:exgaydiscussionboard@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 12:29 PM

      .........Activists object to schools' moral codes.

      By Wendy Cloyd, assistant editor, CITIZENLINK, 02-16-2007

      Gay-activist group Soulforce is organizing protests of Christian
      colleges because of their codes that forbid sexual immorality.

      This is the second year in a row for the so-called "Equality Ride,"
      and this year Soulforce plans to double its efforts. Two busloads of
      protesters, one for each half of the country, will target 32
      Christian colleges and universities.

      Brad Lau, vice president for student life at George Fox University
      in Newberg, Ore., which is scheduled for an April 5 protest, said
      the activists disagree with the university's stand that God intends
      for sex to be in the context of marriage between one man and one

      "That would exclude not just homosexual practice," he said, "but
      adultery and premarital sex, pornography -- all those kinds of
      behaviors and attitudes and perspectives."

      George Fox students, faculty and staff, Lau said, are preparing to
      meet the riders with the love of Christ.

      "While we clearly disagree," he said, "our goal is not to be mean-
      spirited, but to engage in a civil discourse characterized by
      humility, love and grace -- and also firmly planted in truth."

      Phillip de Haan, director of media relations for Calvin College in
      Grand Rapids, Mich., said his campus will be well prepared for an
      April 24 protest....."This is the second year that we've had what we
      call a sexuality series, which addresses all kinds of issues,
      including the issue of homosexuality," he said. "That had been
      planned even before we knew about the Equality Ride visit."

      In addition to preparing students for the inevitable discussions
      that will occur about God's plan for sexuality, the college is
      inviting protesters to the school's Sunday night worship service.

      Caleb Price, gender-issues analyst at Focus on the Family, said
      students on campuses along the route should be prepared.

      "If you see your school, or your child's school, on the Soulforce
      itinerary, find out how officials intend to respond," he said. "Make
      sure students are armed with the facts."

      Activists will tell emotional stories, and they'll twist Scripture
      to fit their agenda, Price said....."Students need to find out what
      Scripture truly says about the issue of homosexuality," he
      said. "They need to be ready to dispel myths -- such as that of the
      gay gene -- with facts."

      Equality Ride - TARGETED SCHOOLS

      West Route

      University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind. -- March 8-9
      Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, Wis. -- March 12-13
      MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, Kan. -- March 15-16
      Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah -- March 21-22
      Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif. -- March 26-27
      San Francisco Bay Area Outreach, San Francisco, Calif. -- March 29-30
      Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, Calif. -- April 1-2
      George Fox University, Newberg, Ore. -- April 5
      Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Wash. -- April 9-10
      Northwest University, Kirkland, Wash. -- April 11
      Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho -- April 13
      Brigham Young University - Idaho, Rexburg, Idaho -- April 16-17
      Yellowstone Baptist College, Billings, Mont. -- April 19-20
      Trinity Bible College, Ellendale, N.D. -- April 23
      Northwestern College, St. Paul, Minn. -- April 25
      Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, Minn. -- April 26

      East Route

      Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa -- March 8-9
      Central Bible College, Springfield, Mo. -- March 12
      Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Okla. -- March 14-15
      Baylor University, Waco, Texas -- March 19
      Mississippi College, Clinton, Miss. -- March 22
      Union University, Jackson, Tenn. -- March 26
      University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, Ky. -- March 28
      Samford University, Birmingham, Ala. -- March 30
      Covenant College, Lookout Mountain, Ga. -- April 2
      Bob Jones University, Greenville, S.C. -- April 4
      Montreat College, Montreat, N.C. -- April 10
      Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, Va. -- April 12
      Messiah College, Grantham, Pa. -- April 13
      Gordon College, Wenham, Mass. -- April 16-17
      Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio -- April 19-20
      Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, Mich. -- April 23
      Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich. -- April 24
      Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, Minn. -- April 26


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