A conservative student group at a Texas university has condemned the school's student government after it blamed the conservative group as "the reason LGBT students commit suicide."
As reported by Campus Reform, the Student Government Association (SGA) at Texas State University introduced and passed a resolution condemning the Young Conservatives of Texas chapter for holding "Conservative Coming Out Day" recently. The resolution accuses YCT of "homophobia," "bias," "violating the shared values" of the school, and demonstrating a "continued belittlement of LGBTQIA+ struggles … which has the effect of making it harder for LGBTQIA+ students to feel welcome on our campus."
In contrast, YCT explained in a statement that the event in early October was "a demonstration of how many conservative students are afraid to discuss their political beliefs on campus." And according to that statement, members of the Log Cabin Republicans – which represents LGBT conservatives – also attended the event.
YCT chairman Sebastian Quaid sees the SGA's resolution as nothing more than an attempt at "virtue signaling." And he reports that not one SGA member approached them during the event.
"It really makes no sense," Quaid tells OneNewsNow, "because if they had come up and spoken to us, they would've understood that what the event was about had nothing to with what they're trying to condemn us for."
According to Quaid, at the next student government meeting "they accused us of being 'homophobic,' 'sexist' – I'm sure 'racist' got thrown around at lot – and one student senator actually said we're the reason LGBT students commit suicide."
YCT labeled it "negligent and dangerous" to arbitrarily blame an organization for student deaths. Consequently, the TSU chapter of Young Conservatives of Texas officially denounced, condemned, and now refuses to recognize the Texas State University SGA as a legitimate and responsible organization.