I hope any students at Des Moines Area Community College who disagree with the tone of this event will demand a refund of their student fees.

Timothy Dionisopoulos of Campus Reform reports.

Iowa college uses student funds for LGBTQ conference that slams the Bible, conservatives

Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) is using public funds to sponsor an LGBTQ conference that features a panel which asks students if the Bible is an “excuse to hate,” according to documents obtained by Campus Reform.

A community college in Iowa is using public funds to sponsor an event which asks students if the Bible is an “excuse to hate.”

Other panels at the conference explore the role of lesbians in the media, instruct students on how to fight right-wing propaganda such as “Fox News” and “Rush Limbaugh,” and break down the medical and social steps towards becoming a transsexual.

Official meeting notes on the DMACC website reveal the school’s Diversity Commission is using $1,000 in to fund the conference, entitled the  8th Annual Governor’s Conference on LGBTQ Youth on April 3 in Altoona, IA.

An email forwarded to Campus Reform verifies a claim in the meeting notes that the DMACC is also offering fifty students free admission to the conference.

The conference website states its mission is to “engage and educate students, educators, parents, community leaders, youth-serving professionals, policy makers, and others concerned about issues relevant to the LGBTQ community, and b) encourage networking and activism to inspire our communities to promote diversity, equality, and social justice.”

Jake Dagel, Chairman of his school’s chapter of the conservative student group, Young Americans for Freedom, discovered the of public funds in a trove of documents he acquired using freedom of information laws.