Skip to comments.Proclaiming Truth About Homosexuality Gets Group Booted from Campus
Posted on 01/21/2004 6:24:16 AM PST by truthandlife
Two mild-mannered pro-family activists have been barred from an Illinois university campus after being railed against by homosexual students and faculty members who accused them of "hate speech."
During their fourth visit to Northeastern Illinois University, Wayne Lela and John McCartney were subjected to the shouting and heckling of a large group of homosexual activists who ridiculed the two men for presenting factual information about the dangers of the homosexual lifestyle. One individual even tossed a package of condoms on their display table.
Lela and McCartney are the founders of the Committee on Family and Social Health (CFSH). Lela says during the visit to the NEIU, members of the school's Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Association became enraged by the presentation. And following the verbal attack against the presenters, the homosexual activists complained to university officials.
Although the members of CFSH had previously been allowed to share their information on campus, the school apparently found cause to rescind their welcome after the homosexual group complained.
"The administration of the school now seems to be kind of backtracking on their commitment to free speech following the protest by the gay and lesbian group, because apparently they have put a moratorium on more appearances by us," Lela says.
Since their latest visit to the NEIU campus, Lela and McCartney have been openly condemned by the school's president and other administrators for engaging in so-called "homosexual harassment," and the GLBA and school officials have officially accused the two men of "hate speech" for voicing their opposition to homosexuality.
Lela and McCartney say the intolerance shown by homosexual activists is remarkable. The pro-family committee's founders feel that homosexual activists have been able to push their agenda by trading on the perception that homosexuals are the victims of intolerance, even while they act out intolerance against those who disagree with them.
"These men and women have been getting by on manipulating ordinary Christians and other believers and people who object to the homosexual lifestyle. They've been getting away with intimidation, using guilt, like this Matthew Sheppard case," McCartney says.
And Lela says the tactics used by homosexual activists to drive public opinion and push their agenda include "intimidation and emotional blackmail -- emotional manipulation."
After the CFSH incident, the NEIU student newspaper The Independent reported that the GLBA had demanded the university administration address hate speech on campus by fulfilling eight demands outlined by the homosexual group, including a ban on so-called "hate speech." Reportedly the GLBA has contacted the ACLU and Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, and states that it will take legal steps if its demands are not met.
There is so much wrong w/ this I don't know where to start.
Well the problem is they were trying to exercise the wrong kind of free speech. I'm sure the administration will tell you they remain fully committed to free speech.....limited free speech, that is.
As for health problems that are caused by the homosexual lifestyle, they are not protected by the free speech privilege. Spreading such information falls under the hate speech file and therefore it is to be excluded from the free speech protections, as in:
"I hate it when you come down with ______________ ."
They'll support the school, sure. I forgot to put in my / sarcasm tag.
There is no truth to the rumor that the gay men attempted to hit them with their purses and scratch their eyes out.
How about, accusing people of "hate speech" and trying to silence them without just cause, ought to be considered itself "hate speech".
'These men and women have been getting by on manipulating ordinary Christians and other believers and people who object to the homosexual lifestyle. They've been getting away with intimidation, using guilt, like this Matthew Shepard case,' McCartney says.
And Lela says the tactics used by homosexual activists to drive public opinion and push their agenda include 'intimidation and emotional blackmail--emotional manipulation.'"
Well-said, and well worth repeating. And ironically, this is a situation in which the little people, us nobodies, have more power than the celebrities. Have you ever seen what happens to a celebrity or a large organization who/which dares to speak up and dissent over any of the opinions the homosexual activists force on the rest of us? They are practically tarred and feathered. It's almost like homosexuals must gather for their marching orders periodically, and perhaps a leader comes out and says, "Listen up, people! Here's the latest list of the ones we need to hate: Anita Bryant, Dr. Laura, The Salvation Army, the Boy Scouts..." and on and on. The list grows longer all the time; hope they can all keep it straight. (Ooops... poor choice of words...) As a result, public commentators and large companies run from the issue like frightened animals. They are intimidated into silence.
And with the hate they visit on anyone who is different from them, how ironic that homosexual activists have co-opted the old song, "You have to be taught, Before it's too late, To hate all the people your relatives hate..." That song should be their national anthem. They live it, and seem to swear by it.
"Americans Awaken to the AIDS Crisis, 1985"
By 1985, AIDS was a global public health crisis, and statistics in Africa presaged rising heterosexual transmission of HIV.
This is just too much. Some people sit behind a table and hand out literature. Then people come by and chant a shout them down, and fling condoms at them. And the people just distributing literature are the ones accused of harrassment. This country is going so backwards it's mind boggling.
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