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Conservative Conference Beset By Accusations of Pro-Gay Takeover, Muslim Agenda
FOX News ^ | January 16, 2011 | Kelley Vlahos

Posted on 01/19/2011 11:18:51 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

WASHINGTON -- Allegations of a pro-gay takeover, boycotts, embezzlement and terrorist-loving board members. Sounds like a Hollywood version of a conspiracy thriller, but it's not.

It's the buzz around this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, the nation's single largest annual congregation of conservative leaders.

Conservatives riding a new wave of momentum thanks to the strength of the Tea Party movement and big wins in the November midterm election should be riding high ahead of this year's CPAC,scheduled to take place in Washington on Feb. 10-13. But the conference, which has met for 38 years, has found itself beset by conflict that even its founder seemed to acknowledge in a recent e-mail with FoxNews.com.

"This year, some have been critical of CPAC because of who will be attending and others because they want others rather than those likely to be featured to speak," said David Keene, the embattled president of the American Conservative Union, which has hosted CPAC every year since 1973

But Keene said the grumbling and positioning is nothing new for a conference whose attendance last year topped a record 10,000.

"The conservative movement is a coalition of men and women who share important core values, but hold widely differing positions on issues they believe to be very important. The bottom line … is that more organizations are participating this year than ever before and if current projections hold, attendance will exceed last year," Keene said.

Still, several high-profile groups, including the Media Research Center, the Family Research Council, Rev. Jerry Falwell's Liberty University and the Heritage Foundation -- giants in the galaxy of conservative activism -- have pulled out this year, following boycott calls by the American Principles Project.

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1 posted on 01/19/2011 11:18:56 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

As far as I’m concerned, CPAC is done.


2 posted on 01/19/2011 11:20:50 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Those aren’t accusations, they’re facts.

Buh-bye CPAC.


3 posted on 01/19/2011 11:22:36 AM PST by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

CPAC ought to go ahead and change their name and make it official:

Fudge PAC


4 posted on 01/19/2011 11:26:18 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Oh my!


5 posted on 01/19/2011 11:28:04 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’m not threatened by the log cabin types. Let em try to peddle their ideology and see how well it sells. But Grover Norquist is another matter. He IS an Islamist and is setting the agenda like he manipulated GWB in the aftermath of 9/11 to give CAIR the keys to the liquor cabinet.


6 posted on 01/19/2011 11:29:33 AM PST by sinanju
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To: Cicero

If there are Muslims and gays who can agree with us, push conservative principles and make in-roads with disenchanted Independents and moderate democrats, then I would want to rent them a flat bed trailer and a megaphone to go through the nation and say so. Otherwise, if they work against Christians in and from this platform, CPAC, then yes the organization can fold, if it’s their presence alone in CPAC, then that’s quite a danger saying, far more about the Christians than the gays and Muslims.


7 posted on 01/19/2011 11:29:47 AM PST by RitaOK
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To: sinanju

Grover Norquist is seriously bad news and he has gotten a lot of power in GOP circles.


8 posted on 01/19/2011 11:31:21 AM PST by livius
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

PC reacts like acid on truth and values. Conservatives shouldn’t play with it.


9 posted on 01/19/2011 11:33:30 AM PST by pallis
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Grover Norquist's Jihad: Islam and Gays

Free Republic Founder Joins Boycott Of CPAC (Last Year)

"I’ll join that boycott. If CPAC is no longer for conservative family values then I want nothing to do with them. They’ll have to change their name to HOMOPAC."

10 posted on 01/19/2011 11:34:57 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Islam and homosexuality are mutually exclusive. I don’t see how it is possible to have a “Pro-Gay, Muslim Agenda”.


11 posted on 01/19/2011 11:37:41 AM PST by Patrick1 ("The problem with Internet quotations is that many are not genuine." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Patrick1; AuntB

I agree. Grover Norquist is a complete contradiction in terms.


12 posted on 01/19/2011 11:39:26 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: Cicero

I am with Ryan Sorba on this one.


13 posted on 01/19/2011 11:42:34 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php)
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To: Patrick1
“Islam and homosexuality are mutually exclusive...” WRONG! Homosexuality is rampant in “Islamic” Countries.
14 posted on 01/19/2011 11:42:50 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: Patrick1
"Islam and homosexuality are mutually exclusive"

Tell that to the little boys in Afghanistan.

15 posted on 01/19/2011 11:47:32 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (0bamanomics: Punish Success, Reward Failure. Destroying America is the point.)
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To: RitaOK

GOPride is nothing but a relabeling of the Log Cabin Republicans.

Their only real agenda, as their behavior at the CPAC conferences has made clear, is to push the gay agenda among so-called conservatives, not to push conservatism among gays.

You can be gay and conservative. But you really can’t be a gay activist and conservative. All they are doing is exactly what the liberal press constantly does: driving a wedge between social conservatives and fiscal conservatives. And that is how the Democrats have repeatedly won elections.


16 posted on 01/19/2011 11:51:03 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: RitaOK
If there are Muslims and gays who can agree with us, push conservative principles and make in-roads with disenchanted Independents and moderate democrats, ...

Just. Wow.

Muslims and gays are 180 degrees opposed to conservative principals.

Wake up!
17 posted on 01/19/2011 12:23:18 PM PST by ConservativeWarrior (In last year's nests, there are no birds this year.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Homosexual sex is NOT a founding principle.

The nation of Islam is an enemy of freedom.

18 posted on 01/19/2011 1:23:33 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: ConservativeWarrior

Muslims and gays are 180 degrees opposed to conservative principals.” ______________________________________________
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If that is a fact then I stand corrected of course, but gays in Congress in the form of Log Cabin have been known to have pulled our fat out of the fire on more than one occasion and on more than one issue. Muslims can form their own coalition, like anyone else, if they don’t support our platform, but where they do they become utilitarian to our politics and we have more than a dozen or so in this country who are silent for fear of risking lives of family members in the Middle East.

Egyptian Muslims just last week encircled a Coptic Catholic Mass to protect Christians after the slaughter of Catholics IN the Mass. They risked their own lives and that says something is a foot among Muslims.


19 posted on 01/19/2011 4:46:40 PM PST by RitaOK
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

What a surprise that the two most prevalent mental disorders in society work hand in hand!


20 posted on 01/19/2011 5:29:43 PM PST by billyst
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Still, several high-profile groups, including the Media Research Center, the Family Research Council, Rev. Jerry Falwell's Liberty University and the Heritage Foundation -- giants in the galaxy of conservative activism -- have pulled out this year, following boycott calls by the American Principles Project.

I have enough respect for these organizations to realize that CPAC is dead to me. Economics and socially moral ethics in conservatism are inseparable.

21 posted on 01/19/2011 5:34:43 PM PST by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: All

Big Government liberalism is rampant in our culture.

Conservatives are the defenders of the Constitution and were our Founders intended us to go.

All conservative politicians, groups, entities, including eventually the TeaParty, are open to the corrupting influences of Big Govt, power, and corruption. This leads conservatives and Republicans down the road of RINOism and eventually to Leftism.

Freedom and liberty our not easy...we will have to prune the tree...CPAC is now infected.


22 posted on 01/19/2011 6:09:53 PM PST by rbmillerjr (I will not, under any circumstances, vote for Mitt Romney....none.)
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To: RitaOK

Complete political expediency.

Gays will show support for non-social conservative causes in hopes of “expanding our tent.”

The muslim faither permits its followerst deceive the infidel at will. When they “stand up” for Christians it is 100% political expendiency.

“My brother may have just killed everyone in the church, but look, we’re standing out here to “protect” the Christians. See? Not all Muslims are bad.”

No thanks. I’ll take a small, principle-based tent over a giant morally-relative tent any day.

I don’t care how gays or muslims vote on cap and trade.


23 posted on 01/20/2011 4:56:39 AM PST by ConservativeWarrior (In last year's nests, there are no birds this year.)
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To: Cicero; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

ditto


24 posted on 01/20/2011 9:44:14 AM PST by Coleus (Adult Stem Cells Work, there is NO Need to Harvest Babies for Their Body Parts!)
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