One speaker also exhorted those gathered with the words of Scripture, stating, “I believe some of you here today are still battling thoughts and temptations. God wants to deliver you from every yoke of bondage. He wants you to take every thought captive and lay aside every weight and that sin that does so easily entangle you.”
(Heather Clark – Christian News Network) The second annual Freedom March will be held on Saturday in the nation’s capital, featuring messages from those who formerly lived as homosexuals or transgender but broke free from the power of sin through Jesus Christ.
The event begins at 1 p.m. at the Sylvan Theater and will feature a number of testimonies from men and women who once were lost but now are found. Founded by Jeffrey McCall of For Such a Time Ministry, who lived for a time as a woman, the Freedom March has the goal of “connecting fellow overcomers, reaching out to the LGBTQ community in each city, and equipping the local church.”
“We seek to bring hope of deliverance to the LGBTQ community and point them to Christ!” the website for the event reads. “We are passionate speakers, pastors, parents, worshippers, activists, and students young and old from all across the U.S.A.”
Included in this year’s lineup is Luis Javier Ruiz, who is a Pulse nightclub shooting survivor. Ruiz lost two friends in the attack and was hospitalized himself due to gunshot wounds. During that time, he discovered that he tested positive for HIV.