Protesters in Springs plan to meet with Focus on the Family

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A group of 17 protesters, touring the country in an “Equality Ride” will be in Colorado Springs this week at Focus of the Family and Young Life.

The group, Soulforce, says they are promoting a message of acceptance to evangelical colleges and universities that have policies that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The group’s executive director said she plans to meet today with Focus on the Family, which has agreed to sit down with the “Equality Riders” for the first time in the five years of the tour. Focus of the Family is one of the largest employers in Colorado Springs with an estimated 650 employees.

Soulforce also plans to protest outside the Young Life headquarters in Colorado Springs. The group then will move on to Lakewood, where it will protest at Colorado Christian University.