Annual ‘Equality Rides’Promote Gay Rights at Christian Colleges

oulforce, a social-justice charity in Abilene, Tex., takes the message of gay acceptance into places that are unlikely to want to hear it: the campuses of Christian colleges and universities, where students who come out of the closet can lose their scholarships, be expelled, or even be forced into controversial “reparative” therapies designed to end same-sex desires.

The charity’s annual Equality Rides, now in their seventh year, feature a brightly painted bus and up to 35 young gay-rights activists—each extensively trained in the techniques of nonviolent confrontation—who spend around eight weeks calling on Christian colleges across the country.