Update: A member of the VCU Class of 2017 facebook group said he had spoken to the preacher in question, Brother Ross Jackson, and has plans to come to VCU campus before the end of the week. Here’s details via the FB group:
I tell you all this because I want us to be prepared for such an extreme voice to be on campus. Now, it is NOT our job and we should NOT be jeering at him. This only fuels the fire and gives him what he wants to hear. We should not be provoking him and calling him names, and we should not be drowning him out.
For the religious who are on campus, if and when he arrives, we should meet him with signs and calls that only express the love and grace of God who not only loves all that He has made, but graciously welcomes them.
For those who are not religious, the only thing we can do is not meet him with animosity and hatred. I wouldn’t say he’s on a level with the WBC, but either way, it is our job to welcome him and let him practice his proud right to his 1st amendment rights that our awesome nation has granted all of us.
This is not a 100% guarantee people, but if he arrives this week, it will be between 12-4 somewhere on campus. Let the man know we are loving people and that we do not meet others with hate and condemn to hell and call them, “perverts.” We are all better than that.
Spread the word.
HARRISONBURG, Va. — When an anti-gay preacher stood outside of a James Madison University library in Harrisonburg, Va., this week, to preach the sinfulness of homosexuality, he was greeted by students sharing a song about love and tolerance.
The unidentified preacher was drowned by a chorus of more than 100 student voices singing the song “How He Loves.”
According to various reports on social media, the preacher began his sermon by telling a gay couple holding hands they were going to hell, and once the song was finished, he told students they were all headed “straight to hell.”
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