The following comes from a May 27 College Fix article by Austin Yack:
ISLA VISTA – More than 20 UC Santa Barbara students disrupted the start of a talk on campus in support of traditional marriage on Tuesday night with a rowdy protest that included loud chanting and crassly worded signs.
The demonstrators – who wore black shirts with pink balloons stating “Queer” – stood up as soon as the talk began and continually chanted “ain’t no power like the power of people ‘cuz the power of people don’t stop.”
The row of protestors blocked the view of the stage as they continued their demonstration. Several students held signs that offered phrases such as “Anal is the most inclusive form of f*cking,” “There is a Future in Sodomy,” “God Loves Fags,” and more.
The featured speaker – Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, a former Ivy League professor and founder and president of the pro-traditional marriage nonprofit Ruth Institute – left the stage and attempted to engage the protestors in conversation, but they would not stop shouting.
The chanting lasted for about four or five minutes, then the protestors marched out of the lecture hall, allowing the event to continue without disruption. After the protestors left, about 45 students, scholars and community guests remained and listened to Morse’s lecture:“Same Sex Marriage: Why Not?”
The talk was sponsored by the newly formed UCSB Anscombe Society, which aims to promote sexual purity and the traditional family on campus.
Morse works to help what she calls the Sexual Revolution’s victims. Morse taught economics at Yale and George Mason universities for 15 years and also served as a research fellow for Stanford University’s Hoover Institution from 1997 to 2005.
The event had been highly publicized through an email to the 20,000-member campus community as well as through fliers hung on doors at dorms and apartment complexes near the university.
“Whatever one’s views on this very important and contested question may be, we invite and encourage all to attend to critically interact with the speaker’s arguments and to ask tough questions during the Q&A in the interest of encouraging intellectual engagement on this issue,” the Anscombe Society’s invitation to the campus community had stated.
Well, what can you expect from the same school that brought us the assault by the UCSB “Porn” Professor on the wonderful Short sisters, as they simply used their constitutionally-protected right to speak out against abortion? Just look at the words of the protestors, as well: UCSB is a criminally dumbed-down UC campus. Students, and faculty, seeking an atmosphere of academic strength and intellectual integrity best look elsewhere.
Happily the protestors moved on and the presentation took place. But, what did the feckless UCSB administration say about the protestors’ crude violation of free speech? (Yes, yes, the protestors can protest, but they cannot interrupt the actual event; they can protest outside all they want.) Students…
(Continued) ” time to leave this tawdry campus. Perhaps they can film the next Planet of the Apes movie there; they already have the cast-in-place.
“Wooga! Wooga! Wooga! ” (scratches arm pits, looks for head lice on friends) “We go protest! You no good, we want now! We plenty smart. Want plenny sex, now, you biguts!” “Racits” We tell suthern law center. You get it it pretty quick!”
I needed that laugh! Thank you!
The other side always talks about tolerance……YEAH!!! SURE.
Elizabeth, you are so right. Talk about projecting!!!! Preachers of “Tolerance” are hypocrites!!!! Maybe they think if they shout louder, we won’t notice.
Tolerate (verb) – 1. To allow without prohibiting or opposing; permit. 2. To recognize and respect, as contrary opinions or practices.
Pearls before swine…
The Official Teaching of UC-BS is that: “Gang Rape represents Normal Male sexuality, the Abuse of Women for Fun.”
When I dared publicly disagree the Campus Thought Police (real ones, with badges & guns) Secretly contacted my employer demanding I be punished and made an example so others would Fear Them – although no actual crimes or even police reports resulted from my letter to the editor disagreeing with their Misandry.
The campus police should have picked up and jailed these filthy protesters! When I went away to college, we all had to work hard at our studies, obey rules, be in bed at a certain hour, sign in and sign out of our dorms; women wore dresses everywhere, and the environment was very sheltered! Very nice! A good transition towards adulthood, for really nice young men and women! This results in a much better society, with much better people, and better leaders, of an excellent moral and academic foundation! Of course– juvenile delinquents could not get into colleges, they were unacceptable! You had to be academically-oriented, with good grades to begin with, and have good recommendations! American higher education today is a HORROR!!
Don’t you just love the tolerance of these anti-traditional marriage folks? I don’t.
Christ like love is NOT totalitarian tolerance.
So “more than 20” and “about 45” makes it 30% and 70%