10/13/08

Six Soulforce Q Riders Arrested Trying to go to Church





According to a article by By Scott Travis of the SunSentinel.com six Soulforce members were arrested Monday the 13th of November after attempting to enter the Atlantic Palm Beach University chapel sanctuary to attend a 11:00am service.

The SOULFORCE PRESS RELEASE of October 13, 2008 tells of the terrifying night leading up to the arrests of the Q Riders. Late at night the door of one of the buses was broken and the exterior damaged.

It is this writers question, what was the Q-riders offensive behaviour that predicated such a preemptive move by this University. Did the University beleive that perhaps this sexual Conduct code found in "the navigator" was in immediate danger of being violated?

"*Sexual Misconduct
Definition:
Sexual activity that is inconsistent with biblical teaching, such as: sexual activity outside
the bonds of marriage, sexual harm*, sexual harassment and homosexual behavior"

Or perhaps the University feared the unraveling of historic and religious misconceptions and rhetoric by the realization that GLBT people experience the same irresistible love for Jesus Christ as non LGBT people and that we all are sinners and loved by Jesus the same?

Kelli Busey
planetransgender

2 comments:

phd in yogurtry said...

I do like seeing hypocrysy outed. But I'm sorry people have to spend time in jail in order to do so.

Kelli Busey said...

Found in a Palm Beach Student Blog is this passage by a student who was deeply touched by the experience;

"We drove back to PBA, but on the way passed a park (Flamingo Park?) where the Soulforce bus was parked. The group of gay equality activists was talking to people in the park, so we decided to drive over there. We got to meet some of them and talk to them, and it really changed my opinion of them. I had a really distorted prejudice of them and I had never even met them. That is the biggest thing God has been showing me over the past several days."

There were people who witnessed the arrests and asked the officers if they knew they were arresting Rosa Parks or DR. M.L. King?