A campus free speech bill passed the Iowa Senate earlier this year. It’s clear that if Eric Giddens, the Democrat candidate in Tuesday’s Iowa Senate special election were in office, he’d fight tooth and nail against such an idea.

Giddens spoke out against Cedar Falls High School in 2011 for allowing The Family Leader to host an event. Giddens organized a protest outside the Family Leadership Summit that took place where former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee appeared.

“Gay marriage is legal in Iowa now and we want to keep it that way,” Giddens said in 2011. “So we feel like we can’t let our guard down in case these kind of folks come in.”

These kind of folks? Really? Who are “these kind of folks?”

Folks with the radical idea that marriage is indeed between one man and one woman? You know, the way it was for thousands and thousands of years before progressives like Giddens worked to undermine the foundation of the family and now deny basic biology when it comes to what it takes to make a family and when life begins.

Giddens blasted The Family Leader. He said it was “ironic” the group was allowed to host an event at the public school.

“The school system says because of state and federal anti-discrimination laws they are obligated to rent the space,” Giddens said. “Which is ironic for a group with such inflammatory and discriminatory rhetoric.”

Inflammatory and discriminatory rhetoric? Really?

Pot, meet kettle.

Giddens hasn’t hidden his activism in the past. He’s a founding member of Cedar Valley Activate and is listed as the contact for the group. A couple key focuses of the group include diversity and inclusion as well as energy and climate action.

Organizations that participated in Cedar Valley Activate’s “Engage + Connect” fair included:
*Cedar Valley Pride Fest
*Eastern Iowa Atheists
*Cedar Valley Citizens for Undoing Racism
*Cedar Valley Interfaith Council

Giddens told the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier that climate stability is the “issue of our time.”

“It’s so urgent we need to have all hands on deck,” he said.

He wrote that inaction on climate change “will cost the U.S. economy hundreds of billions of dollars annually and will increasingly threaten our health and well-being.”

He has participated heavily in the climate hysteria through Facebook and in the media.

During the campaign Giddens was asked about infanticide. He said that question is best left as a woman’s right to choose and as a man he would not want to make that decision for a woman.

Note, the question was not about abortion, but infanticide.

Republican Walt Rogers is running against Giddens for the seat, which was vacated when Jeff Danielson decided to resign from the Iowa Senate.

The Iowa Standard contacted Eric Giddens in regards to an interview regarding his campaign as well as the issues, but he said he did not have time.

“My schedule is booked between now and our election day,” he said. “But I’d be happy to talk to you after the election.”

Giddens was told the interview could happen over the phone or via email, but he never responded.