“There’s a lot of reports that the gunman might have been a homosexual, and he probably was,” said Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos during the Q&A section of his speech today at the scene of the Orlando terrorist attack.
“But there’s a difference between self-loathing Christians who just sit at home and get angry, and self-loathing Muslims who go out and murder people,” he explained. “The difference is the ideology, the difference is the religion. I cannot stress this enough.”
“What the left is going to tell you is that conflating Islam with Islamism is hateful, it is right-wing rhetoric, it is not something that civilized people do, and it betrays what we all know about our Muslim friends and all the rest of it,” he continued. “I just want you to ruminate on those statistics that I told you. Ruminate on the reality of being a gay person in a Muslim world.”
“100 million people live in countries where you can be put to death for being gay. 100 million,” Yiannopoulos stressed. “We don’t have that in the west. Why? Because we have democratic capitalism, and also because we have Christianity.”
Yiannopoulos continued to address the audience about the Catholic church’s protection of homosexuals during the 50’s and 60’s despite their view of homosexuality.
“You want to talk about Christianity hating homosexuals? The best example, probably the Catholic Church? Well what was the Catholic Church doing in the 50’s and 60’s when homosexuality was illegal in Ireland, Illegal in the whole UK? It was taking gays in,” said Yiannopoulos.
“Making them part of the clergy. Giving them a home. Giving them sanctuary. I mean, fine, the Catholic Church didn’t agree with what they did, so it asked them not to practice that while they were part of the church’s family, but the Catholic Church has been looking after gay people since long before any Western state did,” he explained. “There is nothing remotely comparable in the Islamic world. Nothing whatsoever… North of Orlando, 45 minute drive of here, there’s a mosque which hosted a guy who said that for compassionate reasons, the compassionate thing to do, was to kill all gays. 45 minute’s drive from here. And the guy who said that was hosted three weeks ago. We don’t have that in Christianity.”
Yiannopoulos’ event was attended by a large crowd of gay conservatives, male and female fans, and a mixture of different press outlets, who joined the conference in support.