On a Tuesday and Wednesday in September 2014, a controversial Christian preacher appeared on the campus of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and according to witnesses, launched into sermons condemning a variety of “sinful acts,” such as homosexuality, drinking alcohol and listening to country music. But a number of students were ready to take on his hateful words with a message of peace and love.
“All homos are going to hell,” Ross Jackson — who is the founder of Revival Mission Ministries, an outreach group that delivers sermons outdoors — is said to have yelled at a crowd gathered at one of the talks.
Student With a Guitar
A young student came with a guitar and joined other students with banners that condemned hatred using the Bible. As the preacher ranted and raved, his Bible waving over his head, a chorus of singers sang “He Loves Us.”
A YouTube video of the students singing a song called “How He Loves” has garnered almost 200,000 views since being uploaded Sept. 16, 2014
Preacher Charged With Assault and Battery
Now, how in Heaven’s Name could this preacher be involved in assault and battery? Does this not speak about his hatred and anger? He was also given a “no trespass notice.” This preacher has a reputation for losing his temper on other university campuses.
Young Students Triumph
Good for the students to voice a loving message of Christianity. Subway travellers in New York city have also stood up and drown out preachers with music. Love, Joy and Peace will (and eventually- as in homophobic countries) triumph over hatred and fear. paula.