The Gay Legion of Menacing Visigoths for Tolerance are, of course, doing their best to crush free speech and smash the right of the organizers to hold the conference. If you are in the area, try to make it.
Again I must take to the defence of Visigoths who are dead and hence unable to defend themselves. No actual Visigoths are involved in crushing free speech at Stanford and smashing the rights of the organizers of the conference. From wherever they are in the afterlife, the Visigoths must be as puzzled as I am why Mark has selected the name of their tribe as the default smear term for gay activists. Why not Lombards, Vandals, Saxons, Huns, Normans, etc. Why not Ostrogoths?