Well, first of all, in answer to the security guard's question, "Have you ever seen us attend one of your events?" YES, you do come to our events (like our Gay pride celebrations) and spread anti-gay hate.
Now in your GSAs, and here, let's discuss the Pros and Cons of this kind of activism. Here are my lists, and feel free to add your own points!
It's newsworthy and gets people talking about Newt Gingrich's anti-gay agenda
It's non-violent (glitter doesn't really hurt anyone)
It's confrontational - and the anti-gay movement needs to be confronted.
It's confrontational - and that might turn some people off.
Is showering the table with glitter going to change any minds at that event or just further polarize those people against Gay equality?
Now if you've ever done an art project with glitter, you know it's pretty hard to get rid of afterwards - it sticks to your skin, your clothes. A speck of silver shows up on your cheek two days later...
Newt was brushing some off his shoulder, and I imagine that some of that glitter stayed on him for the rest of that event. And personally, I kinda like the idea that the it would be hard for him to get rid of the sparkly reminder that his anti-gay politics are not universally appreciated.
I'm also very happy/relieved that the protest was video recorded, and it seems like the gay activists were able to leave safely.
What do you think?