Banned Group Arrested On Campus


Friday, March 16th 2007, 6:27 am
By: News On 6


SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) _ Six members of a group protesting Oklahoma Baptist University's policy toward gays have been arrested on campus.

Soulforce Equality Riders spokesman Kyle DeVries says six group members were taken into custody Thursday as they tried to take a tapestry with biblical references and song lyrics to the student union.

Five group members were arrested Wednesday when they tried to enter OBU's Raley Chapel to attend services.

Oklahoma Baptist University officials banned the group from the campus, saying they won't change a policy that allows them to expel students who are openly gay.

The six who were arrested on trespassing complaints came from as far away as New London, Connecticut and as close as Tryon. All were released after paying a fine.

To read about those earlier arrests, click on the link below.

3/14/2007 - Group Protests University's Anti-Gay Policy