The Soulforce Equality Ride 2012 will make a three-day stop in Dallas on April 10–13.
Soulforce, based in Abilene and headed by the Rev. Cindi Love, confronts religious-based discrimination. The Equality Ride, which began in 2006, stops on college campuses across the country that openly discriminate against LGBT students, faculty and staff.
This year, 17 students are participating in the cross-country bus tour that began in Philadelphia on Feb. 26 and will end in San Francisco on May 2.
On Monday, the group left Minneapolis where they visited North Central University. They are headed to Oklahoma where they will stop at Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma City and Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. From Oklahoma, the ride heads to New Orleans before arriving in Texas.
In Dallas, Soulforce will visit Dallas Baptist University.
In past years, Soulforce has visited other schools in the area including Baylor in Waco, Abilene Christian and Hardin Simmons universities in Abilene, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie as well as a previous stop at Dallas Baptist.
The reaction on different campuses has varied from having dialogue at schools to arrest for trespassing campuses.