Milo Yiannopoulos, the famous Breitbart News editor, appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast this week to discuss his often controversial views on race, gender, and politics.
Milo is a bit of an oddity in the world of conservative media. For starters, he is a self-proclaimed gay conservative who believes that sexuality isn’t ingrained in a person from birth, but something that is a mixture of nature and nurture and thus can be controlled based on one’s life experience and decisions.
— milosexual (@PrivilegedVictm) July 8, 2016
Unafraid to make campus appearances or wade into sometimes hostile waters with contentious interviews, he has earned the respect of people with more liberal social views — like Joe Rogan, for instance — by being willing to sit down, have a discussion, and thoughtfully defend his somewhat unpopular viewpoints.
On Thursday, Milo Yiannopoulos was Rogan’s guest, and the two started discussing abortion, which Rogan is in favor of until you can start to tell if it’s a baby. Milo believes that life begins at conception.
The subject was broached when Yiannopoulos discussed his conflict with some students at DePaul University, a Catholic school that he was quick to point out had one of the most “enthusiastic” active pro-abortion groups.
In the discussion, Milo said the left was “proud of murdering babies,” recalling a hashtag to “shout your abortion” in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling against an anti-abortion Texas law. “They think it’s a mark of pride.”
Rogan then interjected that he is in favor of abortion “as long as you can’t tell what it looks like.”
This did not sit well with Yiannopoulos, who laughed uncomfortably and responded, “We differ on that.”
He continued, “It isn’t just the woman’s body when she becomes pregnant. She’s responsible for another body, another soul, another human being. That woman has sole custody. As a gay person, I have to be against abortion because as soon as they start working out what the gay gene is, it’s us that are going to get chopped because nobody wants a gay kid.”
The last part of that statement from Milo Yiannopoulos was in response to a comment that liberal commentator Sally Kohn had made stating that she wants her child to be gay. Milo observed before explaining what he meant that Kohn is “the stupidest woman in America.”
From there, he discussed how difficult it was to be gay in life and how most parents, if given the option, would wish to avoid it.
If abortion is legal and genetic, he reasoned, then when human beings become more adept at manipulating genes to get the child they want, gay people will become extinct.
From there, Milo Yiannopoulos went on to escalate his feud with Kohn by attacking her for stating that Christians treated her and her gay friends worse in the wake of the Orlando shooting that was perpetrated by a radical Islamist on a gay nightclub.
Milo’s entire discussion with Rogan is a fascinating one even if you disagree with many of his points as Rogan does.
The two men get along well and have a good-natured back-and-forth even when on opposing sides of issues. Particularly eye-opening during the discussion was how Yiannopoulos revealed that he would be leading a gay pride march into the “Muslim ghettos” of Sweden later this month.
Rogan found that to be crazy considering how many hardline Muslims are against homosexuality to the point of wanting it criminalized.
Milo Yiannopoulos says 50% of gays will vote for Trump after Muslims killed 49 of them in FL bar pic.twitter.com/wJ7kq0m6TE
— StarryConnection (@LockwoodDanger) July 4, 2016
As for Milo’s abortion comments, what do you think, readers? Is there any truth to what he says about parents’ discomfort with having gay children? Sound off in the comments section below.
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