Thursday, September 17, 2009

University of Alaska Students Protest "Ex-Gay" Speaker

Students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks are protesting a series of speaking engagements by Edward Delgado a so called "ex-gay" evangelist. Brought in as a guest speaker by the Campus Bible Ministries Mr. Delgado will give 14 lectures titled “From Sin’s Bondage to Christ’s Freedom" on his claim that through reading the Bible he magically journeyed from being gay to becoming a heterosexual.

The visit is offensive to gay students, and allies because of advertisements around campus with the headline “Gay? Lonely? Confused?” attempting to draw students to the event in hopes of their salvation.

Delgado also parades around using lies and myths about what it means to be gay and claiming that it is a destructive lifestyle.

"Delgado said the homosexual lifestyle leads to promiscuity, abuse, alcoholism and drug abuse" (Newsminer).
GSA members and activists have protested with "stop the hate" t-shirts and by handing out literature, and plan to continue doing so for the rest of Mr. Delgados presentations. Mr. Delgado will speak in the Wood Center conference room today at 11:30 a.m., 2 and 5:20 p.m. You can protest him Friday in the Wood Center at 10:30 a.m., 1, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.


Sabertooth Screaming Lemur said...

Wow, that's awful. I actually feel bad for that poor brainwashed dude.
Aaaaand I feel really angry that he would try and tell college kids that being gay automatically make you a drunken pervert. Awesome. Because straight people never abuse other people or drugs or alcohol and they're certainly never promiscuous!
(Not that promiscuity is really a bad thing, if you're responsible, btw.)

I hope he's made to leave.
I'm proud of these students for protesting. The religious right has gotten a shoehorn in everywhere, but college is still a place for expanding your mind. These guys don't want to do anything but slam it closed.

Anonymous said...

The chancellor at the university, Brian Rogers, gave a powerful speech in regards to this issue during his fall convocation address the other day. You can check it out on You Tube at:

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