Riley campaign sign defaced

A campaign sign advocating for Jorge Riley’s candidacy in Tuesday’s ASB Student Senate election was defaced on the intersection of College Oak Avenue and Orange Grove Avenue.

The words “homophobe” and “supported prop 8” and “embarrassed student govt.” were scribbled on the sign.

Riley was involved in 2008 in the controversial endorsement by the student government of Proposition 8, which banned gay marriages in California.

“That’s horrible,” Riley said. “I’m not a homophobe. I’m not afraid of homosexuals. It’s very hurtful.”

Riley’s opponent in the election, Tamara Dunning, said that the defacing of the sign was “childish.”

Elections results will be posted Friday at noon in the Center for Leadership and Development.

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1 Comment on "Riley campaign sign defaced"

  1. Describing Riley as a homophobe is pretty accurate, in my opinion. A cursory search of Jorge’s old website yields some revealing quotes about his beliefs on homosexuality:

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    “Really Homosexuals can’t get married because it’s against Natural Law. When Queers get AIDS and die that is Nature/God’s way of fixing a problem. If it were Natural, two Queers having sex would produce off-spring instead they produce HIV.”

    Homosexuality in our schools
    The complete downfall of our society. Like the dark Sithe lords from Star Wars creeping into our countries nurseries the liberal tyrants demand that our children learn of the opportunity for sexual perversion at the age of 5. To more accurately paint the picture a teacher tells little Jonnie its ok for men to put their penis’s in his butt, little Jonnie looks up and says “would the Power Rangers really do that to me”?

    <<< End quote

    I wonder what exactly Riley thinks a homophobe is like?

    The next time he has to answer questions about his stance on diversity in any student forum, perhaps he should have to answer for these.

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