Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Invitations

Soulforce Equality Ride-Patrick Henry College: Invitations
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Equality Riders attempted to deliver invitations to Patrick Henry College student leaders for a presentation and dialogue off-campus. The two Equality Riders who entered the campus to deliver the invitations, Josh Polycarpe and Jarrett Lucas, were arrested by the Virginia State Police.

The Soulforce Equality Ride traveled to Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia, to attempt to dialogue with students about the college’s religious-based discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgender students. The Riders and dozens of community members, who were committed to and trained for nonviolence, were barred from campus and met with more than 100 armed state police.

For coverage and an excellent short video on the nonviolent vigil for queer rights at Patrick Henry College, see "Young, Gay Christians, On a Bumpy Bus Ride," in The Washington Post, April 13, 2007. An account and video from a Rider is available at, and more photos can be found at