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CPAC goes Gay
Mother Jones ^ | Feb 18, 2010 | Stephanie Mencimer

Posted on 02/18/2010 3:25:34 PM PST by DesertRenegade

In the run-up to this week's Conservative Political Action Conference, right-wing Christian groups were incensed when they learned that the annual gathering of conservative activists would be co-sponsored by a gay Republican organization called GOProud. A collection of powerful social conservative groups threatened to derail the entire event with a boycott—and lost.

The boycott attempt was led by Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel, a legal advocacy organization founded by the late Jerry Falwell. After hearing that GOProud would be an official CPAC co-sponsor and would host a booth in the conference's main exhibit hall, Barber wrote in an emai to conservatives around the countryl:

"I was disturbed to learn that CPAC is allowing the 'Republican' homosexual activist group GOProud to sponsor a booth at the 2010 conference. Among other things, GOProud advocates in favor of both 'gay marriage' and 'civil unions,' against pro-marriage constitutional amendments ; is pushing for the repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' and advocates in favor of federal 'partnership benefits' for homosexuals. This group is pushing a radical leftist agenda that is an affront to the GOP platform, conservatism and, most importantly, the Word of God."

CPAC ignored the threat, essentially calling the evangelicals' bluff. This gave the social conservatives a choice. They could pull out of CPAC, which holds an informal poll of Republican presidential contenders. The straw poll is widely seen as an indicator of how possible candidates are playing with the conservative base. Or, they could show up and hang out with people they think are an "affront to God."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cpac; cpac2010; homosexualagenda; motherjones
While I don't have a problem with what people do in private, I don't think it's appropriate to have a homosexual activist group at CPAC. If you remember the previous militant homo group that tried to do this, Log Cabin (no pun intended), this group is trying to push the same agenda: namely injecting open homosexuality into the military and legalizing male/male sodomite 'marriage'. You can't get further from true Conservatism with those priorities and I think this will only lead to more problems in the future.
1 posted on 02/18/2010 3:25:34 PM PST by DesertRenegade
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To: Eaker

Relevant to your interests ping.


2 posted on 02/18/2010 3:26:12 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: DesertRenegade

Like “Mother Jones” cares.
Actually I suspect this group showed up at CPAC for just this reason, to give bad press to conservatives.

I expect to see these talking points all over the web in the next few days.


3 posted on 02/18/2010 3:28:10 PM PST by Zathras
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To: DesertRenegade

Gay=pervert

What consenting adults do in the privacy of their own home is their business....

They have absolutly no right to try to mainstream their perversion....


4 posted on 02/18/2010 3:32:06 PM PST by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: DesertRenegade

It’s Matt Staver, not Matt Barber.


5 posted on 02/18/2010 3:32:11 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: DesertRenegade

Goes?

LLS


6 posted on 02/18/2010 3:32:18 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: DesertRenegade

They should have boycotted. No bluffing.


7 posted on 02/18/2010 3:32:36 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: DesertRenegade

Couldn’t possibly agree more! Well put.


8 posted on 02/18/2010 3:33:27 PM PST by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: DesertRenegade
This is the same identity politics I hate from the liberal gays. What the hell does one sexual preference have to do with the Conservative movement or politics in general, unless you are with NAMBLA. I expect the Bondage Freaks for Lincoln group sponsoring next year.
9 posted on 02/18/2010 3:35:58 PM PST by Lazlo in PA
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10 posted on 02/18/2010 3:37:26 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: DesertRenegade

The ONLY ones who this this is a big deal are the democraps and liberals...

how tolerant is that?


11 posted on 02/18/2010 3:38:28 PM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: DesertRenegade

The “Reagan Revolution” was built on, for the first time, the unification of social, fiscal, and security conservatives. Reagan was able to show in principles and philosophy we have more in common than in difference.

That unity is eroding, and social conservatives are increasingly finding themselves the ones on the out.

Not good. Conservatives cannot win without all three. Ask Mitt Romney (missed the social conservatives). Ask Mike Huckabee (missed the fiscal conservatives).


12 posted on 02/18/2010 3:39:16 PM PST by fideist (Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, Pro-American, Pro-Palin!)
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To: DesertRenegade

And that is WHY the Conservative Establishment is just as CINO as the RINOS are to the Republican Party!


13 posted on 02/18/2010 3:39:48 PM PST by JSDude1 (www.wethepeopleindiana.org (Tea Party Member-Proud), www.travishankins.com (R- IN 09 2010!))
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To: DesertRenegade
Not only GOProud, but those conspiracy paranoiacs at the John Birch Society were allowed at CPAC this year too. Surprised Republicans for Choice didn't show up to round out the agenda.

Next we'll hear that Mitt Romney is busing in his faux-con, neocon and Rockefeller Republicans to cheer him on and stuff the ballot boxes.

14 posted on 02/18/2010 3:42:16 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: DesertRenegade

How to destroy it all. CPAC has jumped the shark


15 posted on 02/18/2010 3:43:53 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: DesertRenegade

It’s a social issue that’s been wrongly politicized into a campaign issue that is consistently used against conservatives.

For some, it’s a make-or-break issue, and that tiny minority can make the difference in a close election. Why lose that political advantage for something that you can’t control, mainly someone’s lifestyle?

Politicians ~should~ be criticized for trying to dictate how much to exercise, what not to eat, to stop smoking, same concept.

Live and let live, stop making social issues into political issues, and stay the eff away from my kids.


16 posted on 02/18/2010 3:43:59 PM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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..."I was disturbed to learn that CPAC is allowing the 'Republican' homosexual activist group GOProud to sponsor a booth at the 2010 conference...

And that is why SOCIAL-CONSERVATIVES should not support these bastards... They are just are morally corrupt as the Rats... It's politically convenient for them to take this position.

KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL.


17 posted on 02/18/2010 3:44:26 PM PST by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church (...Actually I'm hearing MORE from RCC now! ....) ** DEAFENING **)
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To: patriot08

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18 posted on 02/18/2010 4:01:36 PM PST by rae4palin (islam is of the devil)
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To: patriot08

Yep


19 posted on 02/18/2010 4:03:57 PM PST by novemberslady
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To: patriot08

OMG! What a poofter.

I’m just glad I don’t have children that I have to worry about growing up in world run by these “progressives.”

My only advice to them would be “don’t drop the soap while you are showering after football practice.”


20 posted on 02/18/2010 4:14:55 PM PST by West Texas Chuck (US out of the UN - UN out of the US)
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To: patriot08

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21 posted on 02/18/2010 4:24:47 PM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: LurkedLongEnough
For some, it’s a make-or-break issue, and that tiny minority can make the difference in a close election. Why lose that political advantage for something that you can’t control, mainly someone’s lifestyle?

Like a communist? They want to destroy us, too.

Yes, the homosexual lobby is a tool aimed at destroying the family. There may be peaceful exceptions, but you probably have liberal friends, too.

Doesn't take the edge off the blade, you'll still get cut.

22 posted on 02/18/2010 4:26:15 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: patriot08

the emasculation of America


23 posted on 02/18/2010 4:42:00 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: DesertRenegade

I have more in common with the Tea Party than CPAC these days.


24 posted on 02/19/2010 12:42:09 AM PST by Kevmo (So America gets what America deserves - the destruction of its Constitution. ~Leo Donofrio, 6/1/09)
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