Conservatives used to have moral qualms about homosexuality, but Milo Yiannopoulos had become a right wing celebrity. A strong supporter of Donald Trump and defender of the alt.right, Yiannopoulos enflamed college campuses with politically-incorrect mockery of feminists, leftists, and speech codes.
The militantly gay Yiannapoulos was an editor for Breitbart News and was invited to give a keynote address at CPAC, the big conference and pep rally for conservative activists.
But a tape turned up in which Yiannapoulos defended sex between adult men and 13-year-old “boys.” He later insisted that he was opposed to pedophilia, but in the tape he defines pedophilia as sex with young children. He considers sex with adolescents who have reached puberty as fair game. (The law doesn’t consider it that way.)
So CPAC cancelled his appearance, his publisher cancelled a book deal, and he has resigned from Breitbart.