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Mel White addresses the Soulforce delegates at the start of the Monday evening Rally at National City Christian Church.

Rev. Mel White addresses Soulforce delegates before press conference and vigil on Monday afternoon.

Karen Ball, Soulforce legal counsel, Bill Carpenter – Washington DC co-chair and Mel White, confer prior to press conference and vigil.

Mel White with Bob and Mary Lou Wallner, whose daughter, distraught over being lesbian, hanged herself. They have committed their lives to Soulforce, praying that no one else’s son or daughter will do the same.

(L-R) Arun Gandhi, Jimmy Creech, and Phil Lawson, heroes of the Soulforce movement.

Soulforcers from First Christian Church in Lynchburg, Virginia, our wonderful hosts during our attempt at reconciliation with Jerry Falwell in October 1999.

95-year old Fran Taft (center), with her gay grandson and his mother. Three generations in support of God’s love for GLBT people. No one will ever forget her remarks to Soulforce. God Bless her!

Arun Gandhi, Mohandas Gandhi’s grandson, addresses Soulforcers at the Monday night rally, in front of a giant image of his grandfather.

Bill Carpenter and Kara Speltz, co-chairs of the Soulforce action at the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, flank Mel White as he prepares to present Soulforce Justice Awards to Father John McNeil and William Sloan Coffin.

Father John McNeil accepts his Soulforce Justice Award as his partner Charlie looks on.

William Sloan Coffin addresses the rally, as Kara Speltz holds his Justice Award.

Banners at press conference, held Monday afternoon and attended by ABC, CNN, CBS, and AP.

Banners at press conference, held Monday afternoon and attended by ABC, CNN, CBS, and AP.

Banners at press conference, held Monday afternoon and attended by ABC, CNN, CBS, and AP.

Marianne Duddy, Executive Director of Dignity USA, addresses the press before the Monday vigil.

Banners at press conference, held Monday afternoon and attended by ABC, CNN, CBS, and AP.

Jimmy Creech introduces Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohatmas Gandhi, at the press conference.

Jimmy Creech introduces Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohatmas Gandhi, at the press conference.

A couple at the press conference

Rev. Mel White addresses the press.

Soulforce delegates hold up signs with the names of their "adopted bishops", with whom they have been corresponding, in an effort to change their hearts.

Soulforce delegates hold up signs with the names of their "adopted bishops", with whom they have been corresponding, in an effort to change their hearts.

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