Attendees at the Awakening conference for social conservatives this past weekend
suggested that their fight begins with changing the terms of debate,
namely, swapping the word "gay" for alternatives including "sodomy" and "anti-Christian."
Sofia Resnick of The American Independent reports on the conference held at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., where one session focused on finding another term for "gay." Panelists included Ryan Sorba, chairman of the Young Conservatives of California; Greg Quinlan, president of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays; and Liberty University dean Matt Barber.
Sorba said, "'Gay' is a left-wing sociopolitical construct designed to create grounds for fundamental rights [based on] whimsical capricious desires. Gay identity does not exist." The American Independent reports that Sorba proposed alternatives to the word "gay" that received unanimous approval from the 40 audience members. His suggestions included the words "same-sex attraction," "same-sex intercourse," "sodomy," and "unnatural vice." Later it was suggested that gays should be referred to as "anti-Christian."