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    Walkout of Anti-Gay Event

    Hello all,

    I've been meaning to post this for a few days, just haven't gotten around to it.

    I am a student at Sinclair Community College, where this took place. Yes, I was there. It was actually rather fun. LaBarbera was late, so we all took turns talking about why acceptance is better than vitriol and opposition. We stayed for a few minutes, then we just left.

    Some claim that this was orchestrated by faculty, offering extra credit in their classes. For my part, none of my faculty members even mentioned this event was occuring, the only way I knew about was billboards around campus (like the one pictured in the 1st link below). I do know that a student advocacy group (the Traditional Values Club) invited LaBarbera to speak, and another advocacy group (the Silent Majority) were the ones who staged the protest. Both groups have faculty members.

    The area where this happened was in the second floor of our library, we call it the Loggia. It can hold maybe 100-150 people, and as you can see in the picture, it was close to full when the event started, but after the exodus, maybe 20 people stayed to listen.

    Mass Speech Walk Out: From Sinclair Community College To Peter LaBarbera With (No) Love

    Another account (not mine):

    The Dread Pirate Rodgers How I Helped Ruin Peter LaBarbera's Day

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    Re: Walkout of Anti-Gay Event

    another win for the 1st amendment

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    Re: Walkout of Anti-Gay Event

    Very tolerant of you.

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    Re: Walkout of Anti-Gay Event

    Quote Originally Posted by darkrecess View Post
    Hello all,

    I've been meaning to post this for a few days, just haven't gotten around to it.

    I am a student at Sinclair Community College, where this took place. Yes, I was there. It was actually rather fun. LaBarbera was late, so we all took turns talking about why acceptance is better than vitriol and opposition. We stayed for a few minutes, then we just left.

    Some claim that this was orchestrated by faculty, offering extra credit in their classes. For my part, none of my faculty members even mentioned this event was occuring, the only way I knew about was billboards around campus (like the one pictured in the 1st link below). I do know that a student advocacy group (the Traditional Values Club) invited LaBarbera to speak, and another advocacy group (the Silent Majority) were the ones who staged the protest. Both groups have faculty members.

    The area where this happened was in the second floor of our library, we call it the Loggia. It can hold maybe 100-150 people, and as you can see in the picture, it was close to full when the event started, but after the exodus, maybe 20 people stayed to listen.

    Mass Speech Walk Out: From Sinclair Community College To Peter LaBarbera With (No) Love

    Another account (not mine):

    The Dread Pirate Rodgers How I Helped Ruin Peter LaBarbera's Day
    Congratulations to college students for sending a powerful and peaceful message to this jamoke.

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    Re: Walkout of Anti-Gay Event

    Why would that guy get invited in the first place?

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    Re: Walkout of Anti-Gay Event

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Why would that guy get invited in the first place?
    There is a small group on campus called the Traditional Values Club, and they invited him (on their dime). Kinda funny to think they spent money to bring him and he got protested, lol.

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    Re: Walkout of Anti-Gay Event

    Quote Originally Posted by darkrecess View Post
    There is a small group on campus called the Traditional Values Club, and they invited him (on their dime). Kinda funny to think they spent money to bring him and he got protested, lol.
    Where the hell were they then? If I'm paying to see someone, I'm making sure I get a seat. Did they just open it up to the public and think that everyone is going to want to hear this dude? If so, they are hella naive.

    Then again, Ohio isn't the intellectual cradle of America. All you need to get into Columbus is a D+ average in high school and a decent time in the 40.

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    Re: Walkout of Anti-Gay Event

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Where the hell were they then? If I'm paying to see someone, I'm making sure I get a seat. Did they just open it up to the public and think that everyone is going to want to hear this dude? If so, they are hella naive.

    Then again, Ohio isn't the intellectual cradle of America. All you need to get into Columbus is a D+ average in high school and a decent time in the 40.
    Those were probably the 20 or so people who stayed behind to listen. TVC is not a very robust group of people.

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    Re: Walkout of Anti-Gay Event

    Quote Originally Posted by darkrecess View Post
    There is a small group on campus called the Traditional Values Club, and they invited him (on their dime). Kinda funny to think they spent money to bring him and he got protested, lol.
    Dang that First Amendment. How dare they.

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    Re: Walkout of Anti-Gay Event

    How childish of you.

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