6 people arrested on university campus
Monday, October 13, 2008
Uncredited, The Associated Press
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Six members of a gay rights group were arrested in West Palm Beach after they tried to attend a chapel service at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
The students, who are members of a group called Soulforce Q, were arrested Monday for trespassing. University officials had wanted to meet with the group privately, but group members refused the university’s request to meet with select students and faculty. They said it would defeat their mission of reaching gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students.
The group reported that this weekend two panes of glass on the bus they were traveling in were smashed.
Soulforce is touring 15 schools in the South. Palm Beach Atlantic is the only Florida school on the tour.
The original article is available on the Miami Herald website: