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The Equality Ride Comes To Colorado

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The 2006 SoulForce 'Equality Riders'SoulForce is a group of gay rights activists who have been traveling the country on an Equality Ride visiting different institutions that they feel have oppressive policies towards homosexuals. The 33 young adults targeted several evangelical colleges such as Wheaton, Biola, and Liberty. Well, on April 13th they visited Colorado Christian University which is about one mile from our church campus. CCU decided to use the opportunity in way that I found very commendable. They trained their students in advance, had SoulForce sign a contract, had a prayer booth on campus all day, had dialogue in several campus settings, and reached out to the riders with the love of Christ. They paired one student and one staff member with each rider. One of the ladies in my Bible Study Fellowship Class, Pam Austin, is on staff at CCU and she signed up for the job. Pam is about as warm-hearted of a Christian as you would ever want to meet. I was thrilled she would have this opportunity. After they left, our fellowship group met at Starbucks and she testified about how God used that entire experience to strengthen her faith and to give her a burden for the gay community.

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