Conservative gay activist Milo Yiannopoulos is surrounded by controversy yet again, first because he was invited by the conservative giant CPAC to keynote their next conference, then because he was dropped after critics posted several audio clips in which he apparently endorsed pedophilia and now because of his statement strongly denouncing pedophilia, speaking as a child abuse victim himself. What are to make of all this?
First, it was an error for CPAC to invite Milo to keynote, despite his rhetorical brilliance and his ability to dismantle and expose today's ridiculous PC extremes.
It's one thing for Milo to speak on college campuses and other settings, where he can also be himself, including using his full range of profanity, vulgarity and gay flaunting. It's another thing for CPAC to celebrate an out and proud homosexual as one of its champions (after all, that's part of being a keynote speaker at a conference of this kind; you are invited because of your leadership and your voice).
I gladly interviewed Milo on my radio show and would gladly do so again, but I would not invite him to be the graduation speaker at my organization's school of ministry. And while CPAC is a political organization rather than a religious one, if it fails to hold the line on gay activism, it will cease to be truly conservative.
Second, while denouncing pedophilia (which is something every gay man I have ever talked to about this has done, without equivocation), Milo drew attention to the fact that many older gay men are involved with much younger gay men (commonly called "boys," according to Milo), a practice defended in 2013 by the influential gay journalist Michelangelo Signorile, who noted that, "Historically, gay men have engaged in intergenerational sexual encounters, brief romances and long-term relationships — among consenting adults—probably much more than straight people have."
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