Openly ‘Gay’ Speaker Invited to Conservative Event Dropped After Sexual Remarks Favoring Young Boys, Older Men Surface

An openly homosexual writer and speaker who had been invited to appear at the popular Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has now been dropped from the lineup after video surfaced of the conservative celebrity seemingly speaking in favor of pedophilia—an accusation that he denies.

Milo Yiannopoulos, an editor at the publication Breitbart, had been announced by the American Conservative Union (ACU) to be a keynote speaker at CPAC, which runs Wednesday through Saturday and features dozens of well-known conservative figures, including Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Scott Walker, Carly Fiorina, Michael Reagan, Sheriff David Clarke, Judge Jeanine Pirro, Sean Hannity, and many others.

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are scheduled to make appearances as well.

“We think free speech includes hearing Milo’s important perspective,” Tweeted ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp on Saturday.

Yiannopoulos had made headlines earlier this month after officials at the University of California at Berkeley canceled a speaking engagement featuring the British-born alt-right figure when students protested his appearance—a demonstration that turned violent and destructive. He was removed from campus “amid the violence and destruction of property and out of concern for public safety,” a statement said.

Students objected to Yiannopoulos over accusations that he “advocates white supremacy, transphobia and misogyny,” and that he had engaged in “incitement, harassment and defamation” against those he “targets.”

But others across the country who viewed the Berkeley riots said that the shutout was a violation of Yiannopoulos’ free speech, which they said should have been allowed, no matter how offensive.

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“An epidemic of speech suppression has taken over college campuses,” ACU’s Schlapp told Hollywood Reporter. “Milo has exposed their liberal thuggery and we think free speech includes hearing Milo’s important perspective.”

However, within 48 hours, Schlapp quickly changed his mind after video surfaced on Sunday of Yiannopolous seemingly speaking in favor of sexual relationships between men and boys.

“We get hung up on this sort of child abuse stuff, to the point where we are heavily policing consensual adults,” he states in the footage.

“In the homosexual world, particularly, some of those relationships between younger boys and older men—the sort of ‘coming of age’ relationship—those relationships in which those older men help those young boys discover who they are and give them security and safety and provide them with love and a reliable, sort of rock, where they can’t speak to their parents,” Yiannopoulos, an open homosexual, outlines.

“It sounds like molestation to me,” a man who is believed to be the interviewer replies. “It sounds like Catholic priest molestation to me.”

“But you know what? I’m grateful for Father Michael. I wouldn’t give nearly such [explicit sexual term] if it wasn’t for him,” Yiannopoulos quips, referring to the priest who molested him as a youth.

On Monday, Schlapp announced that Yiannopoulos had been disinvited from CPAC.

“Due to the revelation of an offensive video in the past 24 hours condoning pedophilia, the American Conservative Union has decided to rescind the invitation of Milo Yiannopoulos to speak,” he wrote.

“We give great thought to who is invited to speak, but the CPAC platform is not an endorsement of everything a speaker says or does,” Schlapp said. “We continue to believe that CPAC is a constructive forum for controversies and disagreements among conservatives, however there is no disagreement among our attendees on the evils of sexual abuse of children.”

Yiannopoulos responded to the controversy on Monday on social media–in two separate statements—contending that some of the videos were “edited deceptively,” and asserting that he does not condone pedophilia as he was abused himself as a child. However, he said that he is “partly to blame” for “sloppy phrasing” during the interviews.

“My own experiences as a victim led me to believe I could say anything I wanted to on this subject, no matter how outrageous. But I understand that my usual blend of British sarcasm, provocation and gallows humor might have come across as flippancy, a lack of care for other victims or, worse, ‘advocacy.’ I deeply regret that,” Yiannopoulos wrote.

“As to some of the specific claims being made, sometimes things tumble out of your mouth on these long, late-night live-streams, when everyone is spit-balling, that are incompletely expressed or not what you intended,” he added.

Yiannopoulos acknowledged the statements, but said that they were taken wrongly.

“I *did* joke about giving [explicit sexual term] as a result of clerical sexual abuse committed against me when I was a teen. If I choose to deal in an edgy way on an internet livestream with a crime I was the victim of that’s my prerogative,” Yiannopoulos said. “It’s no different to gallows humor from AIDS sufferers.”

“I did say that there are relationships between younger men and older men that can help a young gay man escape from a lack of support or understanding at home. That’s perfectly true and every gay man knows it. But I was not talking about anything illegal and I was not referring to pre-pubescent boys,” he added.

Yiannopoulos said he could have worded things differently, but held to his belief that some of his statements were taken out of context.

“I shouldn’t have used the word ‘boy’—which gay men often do to describe young men of consenting age—instead of ‘young man.’ That was an error,” he stated. “I am certainly guilty of imprecise language, which I regret.”

“I do not advocate for illegal behavior. I explicitly say on the tapes that I think the current age of consent is ‘about right,’ Yiannopoulos outlined.

He pointed to other footage in the video in which he stated, “I think the law is probably about right. It’s probably roughly the right age. I think it’s probably about okay. But there are certainly people who are capable of giving consent at a younger age. I certainly consider myself to be one of them, people who were sexually active younger. I think it particularly happens in the gay world, by the way.”

“Anyone who suggests I turn a blind eye to illegal activity or to the abuse of minors is unequivocally wrong,” Yiannopoulos contended. “I am implacably opposed to the normalization of pedophilia and I will continue to report and speak accordingly.”

Simon & Schuster has also now canceled the publication of Yiannopoulos upcoming autobiography “Dangerous.”


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  • Michael C

    Yiannopoulos has never spoken for me or for gay folk in general. In no way is he representative of any of the gay people I know. I have always been utterly repulsed by everything I’ve heard him say. He’s an incredibly sad man. I’m glad that everyone else is finally starting to catch on.

    I would also like to highlight the hypocrisy taking place with some on the right. When lgbt people, people of color, women, religious minorities, and their allies were seeking to put an end to the public speaking invitations Yiannopoulos was taking advantage of to spew his disgusting rhetoric, many on the right ignorantly claimed that his freedom of speech was somehow being stifled.

    Now hopefully they understand that, just because someone says horrible things that you find utterly indefensible, doesn’t mean you have to go out of your way to give them the platform to do so in the name of “free speech.”

    • InTheChurch

      The crazy Christians don’t speak for me but we are all bunched up as one. So, sorry Michael, he is on your team if you like it or not.

      • Michael C

        You believe that you and the Westboro Baptist Church, the KKK, and Scott Roeder are on the same team?

        That’s a truly bizarre statement.

        • Amos Moses

          nope …. you and many others put us there ……

          • Michael C

            nope …. you and many others put us there ……

            My comment history is not set to private. Feel free browse it. You’ll see that I’ve never done anything of the sort.

        • InTheChurch

          Michael, you are a person with common sense, intelligence and reasoning. You might not do that because it’s silly. But, those that are not like you, they will and have.

    • james blue

      I do find it hilariously ironic (2nd and 3rd paragraph)

    • NCOriolesFan

      Well this magazine has given you a platform to express your gayness so he can’t express himself too.

    • Jason Todd

      Funny how you won’t address anything he said re: pedophilia. All you have done is express a hatred for Milo. Why? Is there something we should know?

      • johndoe

        No. Pedophilia and homosexuality are no more linked than heterosexuality and pedophilia are linked. Get a grip.

  • Amos Moses

    i never understood this guy ….. or the people who follow him …….. or why Breitbart gave him a platform …. that being said …. he has not said anything i have not heard from other homosexuals when they did not know they were being recorded ….. he was particularly honest …….. and i understand why that bothers other homosexuals ………..

    • Ambulance Chaser

      Yes, he was being “honest” about how awful he is.

  • Amos Moses

    Sweden takes steps to establish Sharia Law, rules in favor of child marriages

    • RWH

      Just like some Southern states that once had laws on the books allowing a grown man to marry a girl as young as nine years old.

      • InTheChurch

        I think Idaho and a few other states allow 16 year olds to marry with consent.

        • The Skeptical Chymist

          Many states allow marriages with parental consent with no minimum age (check it on Wikipedia), however, the traditional common-law minimum age for marriage, with parental consent, is 14 for boys and 12 for girls. Still way, way, way too young!

          • InTheChurch

            I agree. It should be 24 for both.

  • james blue

    What??? CPAC violating Milo’s freedom of speech rights? Oh the irony.

    Apparently all the other stuff this vile person said was okay..

  • NCOriolesFan

    Wow, hated by liberals, now hated by conservatives. He must be total loser to be hated from both sides of the political isle.

  • Ambulance Chaser

    So Matt Schlapp believes that all opinions should be allowed to be heard, no matter offensive, as long as they’re not offensive TO HIM.

  • Vince

    At least he’s being honest about their agenda. The rest of them pretend they disapprove of pedophilia.

    • Ambulance Chaser

      They do. They’re not pretending.

    • johndoe

      One man doesn’t speak for all homosexuals

      • Amos Moses

        but he spoke as one ….. and not in a way the mainstream homosexual would ….. and they excoriate their own ………… evil will always …. after it is done with “good” ….. turn on itself …………

        • johndoe

          LOL!

    • Croquet_Player

      Who commits the vast proportion of pedophilia? It’s straight men preying upon underage girls, including extremely underage – under age six. Now, if we can agree that pedophilia is a horrific crime (because it certainly is) then you should be aware of the statistics, in an effort to stop it. And the statistics show gay men are no more likely to commit pedophilia than straight men. So your common slur doesn’t add up.

      • Vince

        Proportionately, GAYS are much more likely to commit pedophilia.

        You give the distinct impression you do not consider pedophilia to be horrible at all.

        I bet I know why.

        • Croquet_Player

          No, that simply isn’t true. Gay people and straight people have identical rates, proportionally, of child predators among them. And I explicitly stated “pedophilia is a horrific crime”. How much clearer could I be? Unless of course you prefer to ignore the fact that straight men outnumber gay men by at least ten to one, so the vast majority of pedophilia crimes are committed by straight men against underage girls. You want to address the crime of pedophilia? Address the entire problem.

  • james blue

    Appears he has “resigned” from Breitbart too.

    • Amos Moses

      ¯_(ツ)_/¯

    • Ambulance Chaser

      Don’t let the doorknob hit’cha…

      • james blue

        Do you want him to leave or give him a reason to stick around?

  • Nidalap

    Sounds very NAMBLA- like.
    Unfortunately for him, he stepped off the Left’s plantation and is no longer afforded the protection they would normally have shrouded him with in a situation like this…

    • Croquet_Player

      Ha! The left’s moral compass was working just fine with this vile troll. The right was perfectly willing to ignore all the horrible things he said, and did. (The gangs of followers he encouraged to attack women on Twitter, “doxxing” publishing personal information, like home and work street addresses, so that one lone lunatic could conceivably go hunt the person down). He was never part of the “left”. He attacked the left at every opportunity, in the most horrible manner. He belongs entirely to the right.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Ex-christian Western culture poses a serious problem. The West should stop forcing nations its homosexual inclination. Global children will get ruined by the secular Western culture. It’s going to be a worse phenomenon than white people’s slavery of black people. People have rights to live out a sane morality. The West needs Judeo-Christian values to be normal and civilized and to obtain religious freedom. Every culture has serious defects and the Sodomic West is one of many that needs fix by the Christian Church. Western Christians should never endorse their Sodomic culture; humanity’s morality and the children’s safety is at stake.

  • FHRITP

    Hey Christian News, you don’t have to be afraid of words like gay and transgender. No need to put them in quotes in your headlines. They ARE actual words.

    • Amos Moses

      they are actual lies …..

  • Croquet_Player

    He was the right’s darling when he was saying appalling things about women, Muslims, blacks, you name it. He encouraged his followers to harass people on Twitter, to the point where he was finally thrown off the site. Oh, but he was an enthusiastic Trump supporter, and an editor at hate-site Breitbart, so that was all perfectly fine with them. When confronted with his disgraceful statements, they looked the other way. “Free speech!”, “Free speech!”, they all cried, forgetting that “free speech” means the government can’t throw you in jail for what you say, but when you say horrible things in public, you’re going to be criticized, and some groups are going to show you the door rather than offer you a platform to spew from. Finally, discussing statutory rape of minors in muddy terms without a complete outright condemnation was a bridge too far. Nice they finally noticed he’s a horrible person. It took them way too long.

  • antifasciste

    He has gotten people talking about him, which will pay off should he get a new deal on his book. No such thing as bad press as vitriol sells.

    • Marshall P

      Gays seem to grasp how each other’s perverse minds work.

      • johndoe

        How so? Proof?

        • Amos Moses

          all heresies eventually converge …. depravity only has one path … down ….

      • antifasciste

        So once someone “catches the gay” they develop a telepathic link?

        • Marshall P

          Sure. According to the CDC, 1 in 6 gay men is infected with HIV.

          And according to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine website, HIV affects the brain.

          “HIV can cause many different conditions that affect the nervous system:

          “Dementia.
          When HIV becomes advanced, HIV-associated dementia or AIDS
          dementia complex can occur. These disorders impair cognitive function.
          This means that you may have trouble thinking, understanding, and
          remembering. This type of dementia can be life-threatening.”

          “Once HIV begins affecting your immune system, it can cause many
          different symptoms. HIV-related neurological complications may lead to:

          Suddenly forgetting things all the time or acting confused

          Feeling of weakness that keeps getting worse

          Changes in behavior

          Headaches

          Problems with balance and coordination

          Seizures

          Changes in your vision

          Difficulty swallowing

          Losing feeling in your legs or arms

          Mental health problems like anxiety and depression”

          Kind of ironic that they use the term “gay.”

  • Amos Moses

    WNBA Star Unleashed: Lesbian culture broke spirit…

    ‘Bullied over heterosexuality’…

    “Tolerance” is a lie …………

  • Carol Martin

    Call him exactly what he is…. a sodomite. A deviant. A heathen.