Welcome to the new world order of homosexuality. It’s gotten to the point where any criticism of the gay lifestyle is considered hate speech, but now the simple act of promoting family values and traditional marriage is viewed as homophobia. The Stanford University Graduate Student Council has bowed to pressure from LGBT groups and pulled funding for a Communicating Values conference.
The Stanford Anscombe Society, a student group that aims to promote the values of marriage, family and sexual integrity on campus was granted $600 last month by the student council for their event. According to the SAS, the conference will, “foster a civil environment for students to engage in discourse about such topics, as well as explore how media, entertainment and technology can be used to better communicate the underlying values of marriage.”
Unfortunately, unnamed gay and lesbian groups are so offended by traditional man/woman marriage and sexual modesty that they applied pressure on the student council to pull the funding. And guess what? The council bended and rescinded the $600 grant.
These LGBT groups successfully lobbied the council to revoke the money because they were able to convince members that any conference that doesn’t promote deviant sexual behavior is a form of discrimination. Of course, it didn’t take too much arm-twisting as the student council was already kind of against the conference in the first place.
Eduardo Gonzalez-Maldonado, a council member, said he has never supported Stanford funding the Anscombe Society’s conference. He stated, “The purpose of the event is to promote the cause against LGBT rights.”
Judy Romea, co-founder of the Anscombe Society, sees the issue a little differently. From her viewpoint, the gay activists are shutting down anyone with a differing opinion.
“Our student government has set the dangerous precedent of viewpoint discrimination, which is entirely antithetical to the freedom of thought and intellectual diversity that should be the hallmarks of the Stanford experience,” said Romea.
The society has secured funding from other sources and the conference will go on as scheduled on April 5th. The gay activists have vowed to disrupt the proceedings and there are fears that there will be violence on the campus. Stanford has said it will beef up security for the event. Initially, the university was going to stick the Anscombe Society with a $5,600 bill for security, but has since backed off that demand.
And here’s something interesting: One of the vocal groups that prompted the university to order more security for the even considers itself an LGBTQ organization. What’s the “Q” stand for? Queer? Queen? Seems a little redundant, doesn’t it?
So this is where we are now, huh? Anyone that supports traditional marriage is a hater? The gay community seems emboldened by recent success in the same-sex marriage front and now feels it can’t squash free speech by redefining discrimination. The irony here is that the gay groups are using the same bullying tactics that they always claim are used against them. For a group of people that are begging for tolerance, they sure are intolerant.
I used to call the radical arm of the LGBT movement the Rainbow Mafia, but now I’m thinking they are more like he Gay Gestapo. The light-loafered storm troopers are going to make sure there is no opposition to their agenda.