Church Service Changes PerceptionsThe News & Advance, Lynchburg, Virginia, October 25, 1999By SHANNON BRENNAN The Rev. Jerry Falwell redeemed himself Sunday morning with the Rev. Mel White and his Soulforce group, many of whom felt wounded after Falwell’s remarks following their historic meeting Saturday. Falwell welcomed White and his group, saying, "I’ve never met more […]
Archives for October 1999
Associated Press Article: "Falwell Tries to Reach Homosexuals"
Associated Press, October 25, 1999By KIMBERLY LAMKE Saundra Farmer-Wileyand Kellie Young LYNCHBURG, VA (AP) — Saundra Farmer-Wiley and Kerrie Young might never have crossed paths but for antagonism between conservative Christians and gays. Young, a 22-year-old student, has little in common with Farmer-Wiley, a 57-year-old office manager from Maui, Hawaii. Young is white, has no […]
News & Advance Article: "Gay Activists Prepare for Meeting with Falwell"
Gay Activists Prepare for Meeting with FalwellThe News & Advance, Lynchburg, Virginia, October 23, 1999By SHANNON BRENNAN Rev. Mel White trains Soulforce delegatesPhoto by Doug Koontz A black Civil Rights leader who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. dubbed the Rev. Mel White’s group the "Lynchburg 200" Friday night, comparing the struggle by homosexuals today […]
New York Times Article: "Falwell Finds Accord With a Gay Rights Advocate"
New York Times, October 23, 1999By GUSTAV NIEBUHR Two months ago the Rev. Jerry Falwell, well known for conservative political and theological views, took the unusual step of agreeing with the Rev. Mel White, a supporter of gay rights, to convene a meeting bringing together 200 of each man’s associates. The goal was simple: a […]
Event Backgrounder: Soulforce Journey to Lynchburg
Media Contact: Jane RalphOctober 22, 1999pager 800.636.8693 Rev. Mel White and 200 Soulforce participants from across the country are meeting in Lynchburg with Rev. Jerry Falwell and 200 representatives of his ministries and his allies on October 22-24, 1999. Why are you going to Lynchburg? "To bring truth and love to Lynchburg." The mission of […]
Soulforce Delegates Meet With Falwell to Condemn Violence and Begin Dialogue
MEDIA RELEASEMedia Contact: Jane RalphPager 800.636.8693 LYNCHBURG, VA: (22 October 1999) The Rev. Dr. Mel White is bringing 200 delegates of Soulforce, an ecumenical network of volunteers committed to teaching and applying the principles of nonviolence on behalf of sexual minorities, to meet with the Rev. Dr. Jerry Falwell and 200 representatives of his ministries […]