Denouncer of GOProud booed offstage by CPAC audience
AFTAH leader Peter LaBarbera had threatened to boycott CPAC if GOProud were allowed to co-sponser.
Now, I am surprised to read tonight that the CPAC audience booed GOProud denouncer Ryan Sorba from CYAFF (California Young Americans For Freedom) when he began to rail at GOProud, which he called "Go Pride".
David Badash of the gay blog, The New Civil Rights Movement, sees a ray of hope here: and who could not? Badash, however, is still largely cynical about CPAC and gay rights. And of course, Concerned Women for America had their bumperstickers which read, Real Men Marry Women.
I literally just spent an hour on Twitter arguing that CPAC hates gays. My point was that as an organization, CPAC hates the LGBTQ community, and I won’t back down from that. If you go to CPAC’s site, the overwhelming majority of co-sponsors and exhibitors are anti-LGBTQ equality. And, as I wrote earlier today, Rep. Mike Pence wants the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage “if need be.” Whatever that means.
There is no other word possible than “hate.”
And Ryan Sorba, of the California Young Americans For Freedom makes my case, as he tells his audience he is denouncing CPAC for allowing GOProud (he says, “Go Pride”) to attend.
But here’s where it gets… weird. In a good way.
The crowd shouts him down. They literally boo him off the stage.
Sorba shouts, “The lesbians at Smith College protest better than you.” Curious, I had to find out what that meant. Here’s what that meant.
Sorba pulled the same bull two years ago, at Smith College. Seems he takes it as a badge of honor to get booed off a stage. Pam Spaulding wrote about the Smith College incidentwhen it happened.
Unsurprisingly, in researching this, I keep reading about “Sorba’s upcoming book, “The born gay hoax,” but can’t find it anywhere, not even on Amazon. The best I can find is this page on Amazon’s Askville: “Does Amazon carry any books by Ryan Sorba?”
Maybe we can end the week on a good note. Maybe there is hope for everyone.