BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A student protest of an evangelical pastor's speech led to chanting and at least one arrest on the Indiana University campus.
IU Police Chief Keith Cash tells the Herald-Times (http://bit.ly/IbBlPA ) that 21-year-old Sebastian Modes was arrested for disorderly conduct Friday evening outside the Bloomington campus' Ballantine Hall.
Cash says Modes was arrested after refusing to stop disrupting a speech by Pastor Doug Wilson, who's drawn criticism for his beliefs about homosexuality, slavery and other issues.
One of Wilson's most controversial works, a pamphlet on southern slavery, stated, "slavery produced in the South a genuine affection between the races that we believe we can say has never existed in any nation before the War or since."
Junior Aidan Crane is vice president of IU's Feminist Action Coalition. He says the organization protested the pastor's speech and then started a dance party to "show solidarity and love in the face of hate and bigotry."
Information from: The Herald Times, http://www.heraldtimesonline.com