I'm back from Philadelphia where I attended the beautiful Soulforce Symposium today, and I have much to share. I'll provide details on the symposium and the anti-NARTH protest soon.
Unfortunately, I could not attend the Life Rally in Philadelphia on Friday evening, but I want to praise those who participated. Soulforce sponsored a Life Rally in Philadelphia's Love Park on November 5th to confront intolerance in the wake of several high-profile LGBTQ youth suicides. In essence, the Life Rally was a show of solidarity with the LGBTQ community and a call to end systematic oppression based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Singer/songwriter Ray Boltz was scheduled to perform, and an open word session allowed participants to pour out their hearts on these issues.
One young woman at the rally gave a powerful spoken word performance on love, faith, and religious intolerance. (Click here if you're having trouble viewing the video.)