February 19, 2010 | by Chris Johnson
CPAC speaker condemns convention for including gay GOP group

The co-founder of Young Conservatives of California on Friday publicly criticized the Conservative Political Action Conference for allowing a gay conservative group to participate in the event.

During his time at the podium, Ryan Sorba condemned CPAC for allowing GOProud, which he referred to as “GOPride,” to be involved in the conference and suggested homosexuality is contrary to human nature.

“Guess what?” he said. “Civil rights are grounded in natural rights. Natural rights are grounded in human nature. Human nature is a rational substance and relationship — the intelligible end of the reproductive act is reproduction.”

Sorba’s remarks were received by the audience with a mixture of jeers and applause. In response to the jeers, Sorba said, “The lesbians at Smith College protest better than you do.”

Media Matters, a liberal media watchdog, posted a video online of Sorba’s remarks.

Chris Johnson is Chief Political & White House Reporter for the Washington Blade. Johnson attends the daily White House press briefings and is a member of the White House Correspondents' Association. Follow Chris

8 Comments
  • w o w — Yep, there it is! F.I.A.

    F ascism
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    Beware…… do NOT make “friends” with anyone like this… do not turn your back to anyone like this. Why??? Because. They simply want you to “go away”. They want you and your friends to just “disappear”. They want you dead.

    See the painstakingly researched and archived information from the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC:

    “Nazism was ‘applied biology,’ stated Hitler deputy Rudolf Hess…”
    http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10007057

  • “In 1936 the Reich Central Office for Combating Homosexuality and Abortion was established to step up efforts to prevent acts that obstructed reproduction.”
    http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10007057

    “The Nazis posed as moral crusaders who wanted to stamp out the “vice” of homosexuality… Once they took power in 1933, the Nazis intensified persecution of German male homosexuals. Persecution ranged from the dissolution of homosexual organizations to internment in concentration camps.”
    http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005261

    If anyone has an hour or two, I really encourage you to visit this amazing place. I thought it would be depressing. Instead, I felt better informed, and more connected to the realities of recent history.

  • Marching proudly into the 13th century.

  • I love how the partisan Republican blogs are lying and saying that he was booed off the stage. He had no trouble finishing what he was saying. Also, if you listen, it becomes painfully obvious that the majority of the people there were cheering or applauding, though a few people booed him for criticizing the conference organizers.

  • As Per The Holocaust Memorial Museum:

    “The Nazis posed as moral crusaders who wanted to stamp out the “vice” of homosexuality… Once they took power in 1933, the Nazis intensified persecution of German male homosexuals. Persecution ranged from the dissolution of homosexual organizations to internment in concentration camps.”
    http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005261

  • Let’s see, where do we begin. First of all, GOProud was foolish to participate in this conference of evil mean spirited conservative wackos, who clearly didn’t even want them in their presence, but then again, GOProud itself is more than a bit wacky and misguided to say the least, as they are even farther to the right than the Log Cabin self-haters. There should be a sign on the door to the CPAC Convention that instructs all self-hating gays to fall to the floor and lick the boots of every right-wing bigot in the room. When will these self-hating gay & lesbian Republicans realize that it’s time to give up on the GOP and the religious lunitics who will never accept them.

  • Consider this: millions of evangelical christ-ian children in America are now being fed from an alternate universe of right-wing/NeoCon ideology:

    1) educated at home, or at christ-ian schools
    2) continue education at christ-ian universities
    3) only watch christ-ian television or videos (veggie-tales etc)
    4) only listen to news from Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Fox News (i.e. Mind of Murdoch), BeliefNet.com, CBN.com etc. And their parents too, of course, the most influential of all…

    As per the US Holocaust Memorial Museum:
    “After all educational and cultural institutions, and the media, came under Nazi control, racial [or gender? sexual?] eugenics permeated German society and institutions. Jews [or gays? LGBT?], considered “alien,” were purged from universities, scientific research institutes, hospitals, and public health care. Persons in high positions who were viewed as politically “unreliable” met a similar fate.”
    http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10007057

  • Yet another brainwashed young conservative spouting off about life as though he has actually lived enough of it to be entitled to spout off brazen opinions about others’ lives. “Reproductive acts” and “natural rights” indeed. The boy has barely gotten beyond his school books, probably chosen by the born-again parents who doubtlessly home-schooled him to propagate their own congenital fear of change and difference. He certainly does a fine job of showing that the so-called conservative movement is nothing more than the same-old right-wing bigots who consider themselves “christian” in spite of their judgmental attitudes toward anyone who is different from themselves.

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