Sean Hanity at Utah Valley State College

FRANK BOTT/Daily Herald Protesters stand outside the fenced area in protest of Sean Hannity Monday night at the McKay Event Center of Utah Valley College prior to the speech by Sean Hannity. About 20 people showed up outside the event center to protest the war and conservative's as a whole.

In the midst of ultra-conservative Utah County, the students asked Moore, a renowned liberal, to speak shortly before the 2004 presidential election.

The invitation sparked a reaction, but not as much as did requests and demands that it be rescinded. The students did not give in, and conservative broadcaster Sean Hannity was also invited, in what appeared to be an effort to balance the offerings.