Students at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina are banding together in protest to stop notorious anti-LGBT activist “Dr.” Michael Brown from speaking on campus
After flyers began appearing on campus, students began to do research into Brown’s background and literature finding that Brown not only thinks that the church can cure the LGBT community and also that marriage for gay couples is of the Devil.
Students say this form of speech is hateful and do not understand why it would be allowed by the school.
“I think that goes its discriminatory speech and that speech empowers people to act on their hate and at that point I don’t think that is free speech at all. Whether it be small or large it’s harming people and I don’t think it should be allowed,” said sophomore Lee Hansen.
When questioned about Browns’ speaking engagement Appalachian State University sent the following statement.: “Opening dialogue fosters understanding among people who hold different opinions and beliefs. At Appalachian we look for ways to do this while also helping our students develop and hone critical thinking, resiliency and communication skills.”
There are just some of the things that Michael Brown has said and done in the past and that ASU deems worthy of “understanding” and an “open discussion”:
— Attacked a popular Christian couple for coming out as pro-LGBTQ, writing, “How terribly tragic it is that, in your desire to save gay lives, you will ultimately destroy them.”
— Insists that the Canadian government is “Ready to Raid Your Home and Steal Your Child”: “Soon enough, there’s a knock at your door, and government agents are taking your son – yes, your very own child – and putting him in a new environment where he can live as Jane.”
— Traveled to Peru discouraging that nation’s lawmakers from “normalizing homosexuality”
— Said marriage for gay couples is of the Devil: “Yes, the battle lines have been drawn, the enemy is taking ground, and many of us hardly realize that the war is on. The devil is moving forward with energy and aggression. What in the world are we doing?”
— Says his anti-gay book is like a modern day version of anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin
— Asked: “Are all sexual orientations gifts from God? Zoophilia, or coprophilia, the sexual stimulation by faeces, or bestiality, I mean things that everyone would be repulsed by, or pedophilia. Are those gifts from God? … How do you distinguish which sexual orientation is a gift from God and which is not?”
— Says you “cannot possibly be a practicing homosexual and a follower of Jesus at the same time.” (16:32)
— Says activists use LGBT youth suicide victims as “pawns in a larger political agenda“
— Said equality advocates were complicit in death of slain gay teen Larry King: “[R]ather than point the finger at a ‘homophobic’ society, they should point it at themselves. I’m speaking of course of gay activists, who have made Larry into a martyr for the cause of gay activism when, in reality, he was more a victim of gay activism.”
— When asked if acceptance of gays is “the course that nations take just before their final destruction,” answered: “Once you begin to celebrate things that were once shameful, everything has become undone — and yes, the clock is ticking.” (6:27)
— Asked if “the demon” could be cast out of gays, answered: “Listen, why is it that people can accept demonic influences in other behaviors? Someone’s a heterosexual pornography addict and they get delivered from demons and their [sic] free. Someone’s addicted to drugs, they can be taken to the florida rehab with good ratings, they get delivered from demons, someone’s got a horrific fierce temper, they get deliver from demons and their [sic] free. Why can’t we recognize that this can happen with homosexuality too?”
— Says gay activists aim to throw Christians in jail
— Defended a Ugandan law that criminalizes homosexuality (with jail time)