Gay Protest Nixes Meeting

A Utah PTA board canceled its meeting last night after gay activists balked at a featured speaker’s homophobic origins.

Stephen Graham of the Mormon-centric Standard of Liberty had been scheduled to speak at American Fork High School, but found himself ditched after activists at Utah Pride highlighted his anti-gay rhetoric. Yana Walton brought the issue up to the board’s President, Belinda Jensen, and asked for an opportunity to defend her position against Graham’s homophobic rhetoric.

Rather than giving Walton equal time, however, Jensen and her colleagues decided to simply ax the entire event, which seems a bit excessive to us. For the record, Graham insists he’s not anti-gay. He just doesn’t think the world should approve of “homosexuality as an activity and accepted mindset.”