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CU Dems Protesting Anti-Gay Marriage Event on Campus

This morning the Columbia Democrats were spurred to action by something near and dear to Bwog’s heart – marriage equality. They were out in the cold protesting an event being held on campus titled “Family in Modern Society.” It includes such riveting talks as “What is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense” and “Everything is Tolerated and Nothing is Forgiven: Why Secular Culture is Losing the War on Chastity.” In short these people are not a fan of things like Bwogsex, LGBTQA culture, and don’t even get them started on the whole Roaree/Millie affair…

Many of you have tipped us about the events taking place on campus today, and we would like to showcase our support for the supporters and our LGBTQA community on campus by displaying the protesters hard at work! It’s okay that it was 8am! We ain’t even mad.

 

 

 

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39 Comments

  • You da best says:

    @You da best I love you, Mike!

  • Sherry J. Wolf says:

    @Sherry J. Wolf Sexy time.

  • John says:

    @John WTF? Who are these people and why do they even bother to come to our campus?????

    1. John says:

      @John By that I mean the crazy bigots…not the CU Dems.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous Wow. “crazy bigots”. That is some strong language for some people who were just trying to listen to a couple of talks in Lerner.

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Wow so apparently free speech and the right to have your own opinion only applies when they have the same opinion as YOU. nice to know the Columbia community believes in intellectual openness.

  • Anon says:

    @Anon WHERE RYAN MORGAN AT THO?!

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Seriously protesting for gay-rights is great, but it’s better when I get to stare at Ryan!

    2. BC '15 says:

      @BC '15 To whoever wrote this, thank you for putting this out into the world.

      1. Anon says:

        @Anon You’re welcome. ;)

  • Yay! says:

    @Yay! This was a great thing to wake up to! Shout out to Mike and Evvie and all the other Dems!

  • Dems says:

    @Dems The Dems be continuing our protests at 3:50! Come out and support equal rights! https://www.facebook.com/events/108971189287689/

  • Rose Tyler says:

    @Rose Tyler I love you all. But seriously <3

    1. The Doctor says:

      @The Doctor That’s great, Rose, now back to the TARDIS

  • To all the CU Dems says:

    @To all the CU Dems and everyone going out to protest…

    THANK YOU for showing those people that Columbia will NOT stand for their hatred and bigotry. NYC might seem like a great place to be gay, but it’s still scary and disheartening when such events are being conducted on our campus.

    You guys are the best!

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Let’s censor everyone! In fact, the Soviets had it right. People who don’t support “Marriage Equality” or any of the Frankfurt School’s metanarrative should be imprisoned in hard labor camps for a minimum of ten years. It’s great we have people like you to stamp out hatred in this country.

      1. lol says:

        @lol Protesting, a valued American tradition and cornerstone of democracy = Communism

        Try harder

        1. Anonymous says:

          @Anonymous I think what the subject on which this individual is commenting is intolerance. It goes both ways in this instance.

          1. um says:

            @um Leave it to people who don’t tolerate gay people to lecture others on tolerance. PLEASEEEEEEEEEEE.

          2. um says:

            @um also, let’s be fucking clear on this, because a lot of people seem to have zero idea what “intolerance” is actually about:

            YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO EXPRESS YOUR BELIEFS. YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO MY RESPECT OR MY TOLERANCE OF THEM IF THEY INFRINGE ON MY RIGHTS.

      2. CC '16 says:

        @CC '16 *eyerolls so hard my eyes fall out of my sockets*

        that’s a nice slippery-slope argument you’re sporting there, accessorized with a lovely straw man. I didn’t realize it was logical fallacy fashion week

        1. Anonymous says:

          @Anonymous You seem to use a lot of big words. Are you compensating for something?

          1. CC '16 says:

            @CC '16 sorry, I was under the impression that you could read. let me break it down for you then:

            you. are. an. idiot.

          2. ^ says:

            @^ Hey everyone CC’16 is really smart! I wish we were all that gifted.

      3. Janine says:

        @Janine Hi there! It’s clear that you weren’t at our protest, or you would have no cause to make these accusations. When we protested the event in the morning, we stood outside holding signs and chanting to make our support for marriage equality and LGBT people clear. We were not protesting the fact that Columbia allowed the conference to take place; rather, we were protesting the views expressed at the conference without inhibiting their expression. To paraphrase Justice Brandeis, the remedy for bad speech is more speech, not censorship.

        We also protested a particular speaker at the conference who gave his defense for marriage as between one man and one woman. We attended the event, silently held pro-marriage equality flyers in front of us without obstructing anyone’s view, listened to the speaker, and submitted dozens of questions challenging his arguments and pointing out his logical fallacies in a respectful but strong, frank, and hard-hitting way. We had originally planned to walk out of the event, but we decided to stay in order to hear the speaker attempt to answer our challenges, instead walking out after he had finished answering the last question. The speaker was attempting to make an intellectual argument, and however much we disagreed with it or even thought that it was based on bigotry, we met him on those terms.

        This is not censorship. This is what democracy looks like.

        1. Jeemjam says:

          @Jeemjam I love you, Janine.

        2. Anonymous says:

          @Anonymous please stop laughing so obnoxiously in class.

        3. Anonymous says:

          @Anonymous Could you please explain how this constitutes bigotry simply because an opinion, which by the way, MANY American people agree with, differs from your own?

          1. Anonymous says:

            @Anonymous @Anonymous: Because there is absolutely no logical reason why two people of the same gender cannot marry. None whatsoever. Just because someone has an opinion about what should be doesn’t mean it stands against reason, not to mention justice and compassion.

          2. um says:

            @um Can you tell me how being anti-equality ISN’T due to bigoted beliefs, just because a lot of Americans believe in it?

            Idiot.

          3. ^ says:

            @^ Who are you who are so wise in the ways of science?

        4. L.N. Smithee says:

          @L.N. Smithee I appreciate Janine and her fellow protestors’ display of respect for the First Amendment rights of their ideological opponents. Most same-sex marriage proponents I have observed or encountered seem to believe that their cause is of such overarching importance, they are entitled to dispose of the idea of civilized disagreement.

          It would have been helpful to non-CU readers to know what it was that was actually, you know, said by the proponents of traditional marriage, but it seems that the folks at Bwog think that it doesn’t matter; the only thing that those who missed the event need to know is that “marriage equality” ruled the day because, well, how could it not? The links above just show snarky YouTube videos rather than video or audio of what happened inside the event.

          I expected more of an Ivy school. Should I have?

          If indeed, there was a rare rancor-free exchange of pointed debate on the topic, that could really be interesting. At least, it would be interesting to me, because I’ve found it difficult to discuss the future of marriage, adoption, the nuclear family and how the law deals with trends toward nontraditional sexual mores honestly and intelligently without the conversation rapidly devolving into profane (and occasionally scatological) rants against people who share my viewpoint.

      4. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous omg why are you trolling anything that has to do with anything remotely liberal/marriage equality? you used “the Frankfurt school” argument in your comment about CUCR “compromising values.” go find something else to do, and learn to switch up your rhetoric

        http://bwog.com/2013/02/14/ivy-league-dems-and-republicans-support-marriage-equality/#comment-948771

      5. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous omg why are you trolling anything that has to do with anything remotely liberal/marriage equality? you used “the Frankfurt school” argument in your comment about CUCR “compromising values.” go find something else to do, and learn to switch up your rhetoric

        http://bwog.com/2013/02/14/ivy-league-dems-and-republicans-support-marriage-equality/#comment-948771

  • Correction says:

    @Correction Everything is Tolerated and Nothing is Forgiven: Why Secular Culture is Losing the War on *Chastity* (Not Christianity)

    Protesting’s great, but please be accurate in what you’re protesting.

    1. Zachary Hendrickson says:

      @Zachary Hendrickson @Correction: That was an issue on my end. I misread the statement. My brain just processed the Ch- and the -ity. That was not a problem on behalf of the Dems. Thank you for pointing it out! The error has been corrected.

  • The Dark Hand says:

    @The Dark Hand At least we can all agree that it is immoral to marry anyone in the spect

  • Outsider says:

    @Outsider As long as there are labels there will be …………………………seperatism

  • Chewbacca says:

    @Chewbacca This protest was kinda gay.

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