No one was arrested, but of course we were prepared for the possibility of civil disobedience.
The news reports were definitely muddled. We had been in communication with Lynchburg police and they said that 5 of us would be allowed on. Liberty U apparently told reporters otherwise.
It turned out to be 5 riders (including an ER co-director), 2 Soulforce staff, and TONS of media.
They went onto campus and delivered LGBTQ and Ally-affirming books to the library and then dialogued with students.
Liberty has about 10,000 sudents and our group of 5 riders were surrounded by about 50-60 Liberty students. Although the riders who remained outside the campus vigil-ed and had a lot of great conversation as well, I can't help but wonder how much more balanced it would have been if all 17 were allowed on campus.
I found everyone we met to be really eager to chat and share their knowledge. That definitely made it easier for us to really share and everyone learned something.