Skip to comments.The HomoCon Tipping Point: Why CPAC Was a Milestone Weekend for Gays
Posted on 02/23/2010 12:24:11 PM PST by DesertRenegade
(excerpt) This moment at CPAC is even more important for the conservative movement as it happened at an important time when there is already a generational change going on in America. Boomers are fading, Xers are ruling, and Millenials are finding their way. Forty-eight percent of those who participated in the CPAC straw poll last week identified themselves as students. They are the future of conservativism. And they shouted down an anti-gay bigot.
There will surely be other homocon-related clashes within the conservative movement, just as the Democrat Party has regularly used the gay community as pawns in their re-election schemes for decades. But as the late gay political icon Harvey Milk, who started out as a Republican, famously said:
Gay people, we will not win our rights by staying silently in our closets We are coming out. We are coming out to fight the lies, the myths, the distortions. We are coming out to tell the truths about gays, for I am tired of the conspiracy of silence, so Im going to talk about it. And I want you to talk about it. You must come out. Come out to your parents, your relatives.
Last week at CPAC we saw the many years of work by dedicated conservative gays and lesbians standing up for their values and the principles of freedom and liberty finally pay off. There was a tipping point for gays in America last week at CPAC. It happened because they have been coming out to their parents, friends and relatives over time
as American conservatives who just happen to be gay.
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I usually respect Andrew Breitbart - but I don’t understand why he is pushing this stuff on his site. Conservatism has to do with the integrity and character of the whole person, not just some outer, surface facade. Scratch the surface of any homosexual activist and what you get is exactly what this Bruce Carroll guy is arguing.
Isn’t he gay? Or is only Drudge?
If they’re the future of conservatism, maybe I’m not a “conservative” anymore...
They are basically libertarians, and that’s not the same as conservatives.
Supposedly, conservatism got punked. Well shoot, anybody can open up a forum and call it conservative and let screaming liberals right in the door.
Like Mark Twain is reported to have said, “The report of my demise has been greatly exaggerated.”
Maybe they don't like seeing the economy wrecked any more than straight people.
The explanation is clear, and has been for some time:
2 Thessalonians 2:11 (New International Version)
“For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie”
Both events are meaningless, both are due to the hall being filled with young energetic Paul bots.
Keep the Ron Paul kooks out, keep homosexual activists out, and the "crowd" response would have been cheers not jeers.
A tipping off point is more like it. Is Breitbart flaking off like a Smerconish or a Charles Johnson?
Anyone who thinks CPAC represented conservatism is out of their mind.
They did the same thing to the Catholic Church. They infiltrated as priests, abused young boys, and bankrupted many Dioceses. (I am not absolving the Church since they should have done something once they knew). I believe they were called the Pink Mafia and came out of Georgetown University.
You are correct is that the Conservative movement can only succeed if it only includes those people that are morally pure.
Therefore, conservatives should banish those who are gay, those who have had abortions, those who have ever used illegal drugs, those who have had premarital sex and those who have torn those annoying tags off of their pillows.
Medea Benjamin from Code Pink was screaming out something in the crowd too-if 30 of here friends bought tickets and did the same, would this writer think that makes conservatives anti-war now?
“To say that the conservative movement has embraced homosexuality due to the boos of the crowd makes as much sense as saying it has endorsed Ron Paul because he won the straw poll.”
I noticed the same thing. The crowd was disproportionately filled with college aged kids who specifically came there just to promote Ron Paul. I’m curious if they had to pay the regular registration price as the rest of us or if they somehow scammed their way in.
They should change their name to ButtPAC.
Makes it clear which bigotry he subscribe to.
yeah, a MILLSTONE weekend .............
“You are correct is that the Conservative movement can only succeed if it only includes those people that are morally pure. Therefore, conservatives should banish those who are gay, those who have had abortions, those who have ever used illegal drugs, those who have had premarital sex and those who have torn those annoying tags off of their pillows.”
I never said anything of the sort. But should conservatism welcome and embrace those who SUPPORT and are PRIDEFUL of abortion, drug abuse, or homosexuality? Liberals constantly try to spin it that we are condemning sinners. But that is total B.S. There is a difference between someone who makes a mistake or has a bad habit and a group that is based on PRIDE and NORMALIZATION of deviance.