LaBarbera Plans Hotel Boycott

Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, will now steer clear of Chicago’s Hyatt Regency and Palmer House Hilton hotels, which have hosted the last two installments of the International Mr. Leather Convention, a “huge, sadomasochistic celebration” involving an estimated 18,000 men. “There’s a whole vendor area for International Mr. Leather, in which they were selling this incredible, indescribably evil pornography,” LaBarbera reports. “And they were showing it on screens … throughout the vendor area.” All in all, no complimentary breakfast can erase the fact that “all sorts of perversion was [sic] going on in those rooms, and I just wouldn’t want to stay in a room where that occurred.”