Ryan Sorba: Instead of Gay Try ‘Anti-Christian,’ ‘Unnatural Vice’
April 13, 2011
(ChattahBox US News)—The gay-hating Christian Right all gathered at The Awakening conference held at the top college for Jesus lovers, Liberty University, last weekend. Ryan Sorba, a vile anti-gay activist, peddler of hate, and chairman of California Young Americans for Freedom, proposed a novel weapon to use in his ongoing battle against the “gay threat” and the “homosexual lobby.” What is it? Stop calling gay people gay, and instead demonize and re-brand the LGBT community with sinister labels, such as “anti-Christian.” What’s in a name? Quite a lot, and right-wing Republicans know this. They are masters at creating misleading and incendiary bumper-sticker slogans, such as “death panels.”
Ed Brayton of Dispatches From the Culture Wars, said that Sorba’s rename the gays workshop, “showed just how craven the anti-gay bigots are.” And he called the following gibberish from Sorba the “dumbass quote of the day.”
“Gay’ is a left-wing socio-political construct designed to create grounds for fundamental rights [based on] whimsical capricious desires,” said Ryan Sorba, chairman of the Young Conservatives of California. “Gay identity does not exist.”
This nonsense is Sorba’s usual anti-gay shtick. He contends that since homosexuality does not truly exist, gayness tramples on the “natural rights” of right-wing Christian conservatives, such as Sorba. Hence, gay people are not entitled to civil rights, because they are engaging in an unnatural vice, or something.
Sorba is working on a book, entitled “The Born Gay Hoax,” in which he attempts to “re-educate the sodomy zombies.”
What are some of Sorba’s replacement names for gay people?
“Sorba proposed alternatives to the word “gay,” which received approval by a unanimous show of hands by the 40-some audience members:
Later in the discussion, it was suggested that gays should also be referred to as “anti-Christian.”‘
“The one self-described ex-gay on the panel, Greg Quinlan — who founded the Pro Family Network in 1996 and is now the president of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX) but spent his gay years lobbying for the LGBT-rights group Human Rights Campaign – explained that his foray into homosexuality was caused by abuse from his father and looking at Playboy magazine as a young boy.”
‘“Feelings change, and they don’t define you,” Quinlan said, noting that through counseling he was able to re-orient his sexual attraction, which led to a heterosexual marriage (he’s now divorced).”
How about a new label for anti-gay activist? Bigoted hate-monger not welcome in polite society.