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Watch: Conservative Leader Ryan Sorba Instructs Fellow Wingnuts to 'Stop Using the Word 'Gay'. Gay Identity Does Not Exist'


You may remember Ryan Sorba, chairman of the Young Conservatives of California, from his rant at last year's CPAC conference condemning the organization for inviting gay people.

2sorba Sorba was one of the attendees at an anti-gay Christian conservative conference at Liberty University over the weekend called The Awakening.

On a panel, Sorba instructed wingnut attendees to stop using the word gay because, he says, the word helps evil homosexuals attain equality.

Says Sorbo in a panel discussion: “‘Gay’ is a left-wing socio-political construct designed to create grounds for fundamental rights [based on] whimsical capricious desires. Gay identity does not exist.”

The American Independent reports:

Sorba proposed alternatives to the word “gay,” which received approval by a unanimous show of hands by the 40-some audience members:

“Same-sex attraction”; “Same-sex intercourse”; “Sodomy”; “Unnatural vice”

Later in the discussion, it was suggested that gays should also be referred to as “anti-Christian.”


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  1. And this is how the killings begin, finding ways to re-reduce us in the eyes of others.

    Posted by: Polyboy | Apr 11, 2011 11:34:30 AM

  2. Well, he's right about the last part, especially his kind of Christian....

    Posted by: Tim | Apr 11, 2011 11:40:01 AM

  3. Wow, this is actually scary! Why doesn't the mainstream press show this crap so everyone can see just how dangerous these people are!

    Posted by: Mike | Apr 11, 2011 11:40:11 AM

  4. How long until we find him caught in some gay hooker sting?

    Posted by: tim | Apr 11, 2011 11:40:56 AM

  5. The man is obsessed with us...

    Posted by: ColinATL | Apr 11, 2011 11:44:33 AM

  6. If that photo of the audience is a representative sample, I don't think we will have a problem with these people in oh, say, 5 to 10 years... sooner if the GOP eliminates Medicare.

    Posted by: JesryPo | Apr 11, 2011 11:48:01 AM

  7. Him and Jason Mattera need to hook up.

    Posted by: brent | Apr 11, 2011 11:53:08 AM

  8. Someone needs to get the dirt on this guy, and everyone like him. It seems fairly obviuos that the only reason someone becomes this obsessed with us gays is that they have internalized issues. People really need to be less okay keeping secrets for sexual partners. I'd bet lots of money this guy has slept with several guys in college. Are none of them willing to out him?

    Posted by: Jon B | Apr 11, 2011 11:53:12 AM

  9. I call people like this Sorbo "puritans." Not because of their religious bent but because they seem to see no extremes in pursuing their cause. Supposedly, no "real" christians are gay or support gay rights. It is this same lack of restraint that gave us such joys as the Inquisition and the Holocaust.

    Responding to "Mike," the mainstream media don't expose this because, largely, it's not news. I mean it's simply the expression of well-known heterosexist values; too much like talking about fair weather, cooperative drivers, and hard-working public servants -- no news value.

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | Apr 11, 2011 11:59:18 AM

  10. lok at the audience.....I reckon lots of Esoterica use, adult diapers, and poly-grip....wow, talk about Gray. LOL This guy is OBSESSED with ALL THINGS GAY....Probably more-so MANSEX as opposed to Lesbians (or at least Barbie type lesbians) ..how much you wanna bet this guy has a Huge Gay Porn stash?

    Posted by: Disgusted Gay American | Apr 11, 2011 12:07:26 PM

  11. Good, now we can refer to Mr. Sorba and his fellow travellers as what they are - Satan-worshipping heretical blashpeming hypocrites.

    Posted by: CPT_Doom | Apr 11, 2011 12:19:00 PM

  12. We're anti-Christian? Demons? Scum of the Earth? I still don't understand why we don't just murder all these people. Let's give them something real to be afraid of.

    Posted by: wsyb | Apr 11, 2011 12:20:04 PM

  13. I think all of them should be compelled to call us "anti-Christian same-sex attracted sodomites" and not be allowed to use the word "gay" at all. We should reserve that for ourselves. Or they can just get in bed with their Westboro pals (and other schoolyard bullies) and call us FAGS.

    Actually, I like that last one best of all.

    Question is, what do WE get to call THEM? (Besides "neanderthal idiot bigots", I mean....)

    Posted by: NY Queer | Apr 11, 2011 12:23:30 PM

  14. Sorba, dude, what's with your gay obsession??? Sorta freaky.

    Posted by: dc20008 | Apr 11, 2011 12:34:13 PM

  15. Ryan Sorba is a coward. If he is so sure that he is right, why isn't he down in the Castro shouting this out loud?

    Posted by: homer | Apr 11, 2011 12:34:56 PM

  16. Countdown to Sorbo's arrest in a men's room for soliciting an undercover cop in t-minus 10, 9, 8....

    Posted by: Wirrrn | Apr 11, 2011 12:49:48 PM

  17. Reading about blatant attempts at bigoted dehumanization like this, the surprise was never that the Southern Poverty Law Center finally started listing a lot of these folks as hate groups, it's what took them so long to do so.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Apr 11, 2011 12:52:12 PM

  18. Anyone who tries to reduce the rich culture of gayness to "whimsical capricious desires" must have surely felt the strong pull of such "whimsical capricious desires" in their own shame-saturated lives. Mr. Sorbo may not choose to identify with an out and open lifestyle, but he clearly is intimately familiar with the "attractions" and "vices" he condemns. I wait with the rest of you for the inevitable rent boy to emerge and the crocodile tears and mea culpa to follow.

    Posted by: GBM | Apr 11, 2011 12:58:43 PM

  19. That piece of sh!t is one of the reasons why teens take their own lives. Homophobia from white men never fails. They always hating on people.

    Posted by: Mel Smith | Apr 11, 2011 1:00:53 PM

  20. Sounds like Mr. Sorba might have an identity problem himself. I find it hard to believe that a straight man would dedicate so much time to this matter. Agree with WIRRRN.

    Posted by: Ivan | Apr 11, 2011 1:09:59 PM

  21. Please. I'm not anti-Christian. I'm anti-religion. And, it's coincidental to the fact that I am gay.

    Posted by: Nanny McBone | Apr 11, 2011 1:47:05 PM

  22. Animus? I don’t see no frickin’ animus! Right.

    Thanks for recording it for us!

    Posted by: Gus | Apr 11, 2011 2:08:26 PM

  23. I'm not saying he's had a _ick in his mouth before... I'm saying he had two.


    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Apr 11, 2011 2:12:25 PM

  24. "You're not an abstract consciousness"

    So much for having a soul.

    Posted by: BobN | Apr 11, 2011 2:20:26 PM

  25. Sorba's pretty enough to suspect that his denial of gay identity goes pretty deep.

    Posted by: Danny | Apr 11, 2011 2:24:35 PM

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