The student hate group invited Ryan Sorba, author of a (unpublished) book called “The Born Gay Hoax”, to Michigan State University. (The talk was advertised with flyers proclaiming “Gays Spread AIDS“, by the way.)
Sorba repeatedly makes a connection between homosexuality and child molestation, and uses some very distorted readings of some very specious papers to try to prove that homosexuality is an unnatural choice. He’d also like to recriminalize sodomy.
He’s obviously full of BS, so I won’t go into debunking that here. Short version: He’s nasty and hateful.
Sorba also recently visited Smith College, and the two visits couldn’t be more different.
At Smith College: (Via Pam’s House Blend)
“After about twenty minutes he was forced to abandon his speech after protesters forced their way into the room and drowned him out.”
From MSU: (Via HateWatch)
“About 100 MSU students made it to the talk. At least two-thirds were anti-YAF demonstrators who silently protested Sorba’s message by wearing brightly colored “I Have a Story” T-shirts and holding signs aloft throughout Sorba’s 90-minute presentation.”
There also was a “Seven Nights for Equal Rights” series of programs that focused on bringing positive speakers, and a showing of the film “For the Bible Tells me So.” And a fundraiser where people pledged a penny for each Word of Hate uttered by Sorba to the Michigan Equality Campaign.
Same hate speech; two very different treatments. Which is better?
(cross posted at Skepchick)