I don't know how these things have gone in the past, but I'm actually scared for our ER riders.
Kyle, I think its safe to say you're not alone in worrying about the Riders. I had a phone call with one of them earlier, talking about tomorrow's visit to Liberty. They don't know whats going to happen tomorrow, so we'll see.
They'll be here at my school in 2 and a half weeks, and even thinking about it makes my heart race. I'm excited about them coming, but also extremely nervous about whats going to happen. Last year, they were told they wouldn't be allowed on campus, and 5 ended up being arrested, and had to stay in town for 4 extra days to do community service... It was a bit ridiculous.... Even with the bad though, it brought good... I probably wouldn't have become as vocal against the discrimination as I have, if they hadn't come... LGBT students here wouldn't have had that affirmation.. I'm talking to some other students here who are in support of the Riders too... so.. regardless of what ends up happening as far as civil disobedience goes here at MC, we're backing them 100%. What they're doing is nothing short of incredible.