Protester with frying pan
Rioting lesbians have stormed a speech by “Born Gay Hoax” author Ryan Sorba on the campus of Smith College in Massachusetts, shutting down his address, according to two major pro-family organizations, Americans for Truth and Mass Resistance.
“Beware lesbians with frying pans (if you care about free speech),” AFT said in his announcement. “Lesbian activists at Smith College just couldn’t stand by and let a young critic explain his views about the supposed innateness of homosexuality – so they stormed Ryan Sorba’s speech on the ‘Born Gay Hoax’ and forced him to end it prematurely.”
“Thus they decided for everyone in the room – supporters, foes, the curious and the undecided – whether Sorba’s arguments would be heard. Stalin would be proud,” said AFT’s Peter LaBarbera.
“Brian Camenker, Amy Contrada and the dedicated folks at MassResistance.org have captured the totalitarian episode on film for the world to see. Kudos to MassResistance for once again chronicling the anti-democratic antics of the ‘gay’ Left for the record. It is absolutely shameful that Smith College and Massachusetts authorities would allow Sorba’s First Amendment rights to be neutralized in – of all places – the academy, which is supposed to be a place where opposing ideas can be debated freely,” he said.
President Carol Christ noted in a memo “to the Smith Community” after the attack that “on a pragmatic level, after about 10 minutes the speaker could not be heard” and suggested a strategy to defeat such statements that homosexuality is not innate.
“When faced with the visit of a controversial speaker, our challenge as a community is to reaffirm our commitment to teaching and learning. Hearing the views of someone with whom you disagree affords the opportunity to sharpen one’s own counterarguments, displaying the weaknesses in their reasoning or evidence,” she wrote. “Alternatively, we can boycott speakers whose views we find offensive.”
“The event was planned and funded by the Smith Republicans, which, like every student organization, has the right to invite speakers of its choice. The decision to halt his presentation was made jointly by public safety, student affairs and the Republican club leadership. There were serious concerns about overcrowding, audience and speaker safety, and facility damage,” she said.
Sorba’s exposition on his book at been publicized
Shouts of “We’re here, we’re queer, Get used to it!” combined with various shrieks and screams punctuate the protests.
With police officers standing idly by, a homosexual protest leader takes the microphone and orders, “They have told us to leave, so everyone needs to stay.”
While security officers are shown doing nothing to eject the mob, Sorba is told to leave the room.
“This is no ‘civil rights’ movement but a sexual special interest lobby espousing … doctrines that run counter to natural law, healthy living and Judeo-Christian history,” AFT said.
“Communists and fascists censor advocates of democratic freedom and independent religion. Darwinists expel critics of evolution from the academy. Officially pro-homosexual governments in Britain, Canada and other countries persecute Christians who voice their biblical belief that homosexuality is a changeable sin. And radical homosexualists here in the USA trample on the rights of those who dare question the tenets of their activist movement…,” AFT said.
“People confident in their ideas don’t storm opponents’ speeches,” AFT said. “Rather, they listen intently to them, and then present another viewpoint to compete in the marketplace of ideas. In the long run, homosexualists can’t compete with truth, and they seem to know it.”