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New CPAC Head Distances Group from GOProud
FrumForum ^ | Feb 10, 2010 | Tim Mak

Posted on 02/10/2011 8:23:00 PM PST by DesertRenegade

The new chair of the American Conservative Union, Al Cardenas, today distanced his organization from GOProud, telling FrumForum in an exclusive interview that “it’s going to be difficult to continue the relationship” with the gay conservative organization.

The ACU, which annually organizes the Conservative Political Action Conference, has faced some criticism for including GOProud as a co-sponsor for the second year in a row. Socially conservative organizations have denounced the move, and the Heritage Foundation claimed that GOProud’s inclusion was part of their decision to opt-out.

Cardenas, who was selected yesterday to replace outgoing chairman David Keene, told FrumForum that he disapproved of GOProud’s response to the furor.

“I have been disappointed with their website and their quotes in the media, taunting organizations that are respected in our movement and part of our movement, and that’s not acceptable. And that puts them in a difficult light in terms of how I view things,” said Cardenas.

GOProud had asserted that Cleta Mitchell, the chairman of the ACU Foundation, was pushing conservative groups and individuals to boycott CPAC because of GOProud’s inclusion. Chris Barron, the chairman of GOProud, recently said in an interview that Mitchell was “a nasty bigot.”

“It’s going to be difficult to continue the relationship [with GOProud] because of their behavior and attitude,” Cardenas told FrumForum.

Asked for GOProud’s response, the group’s chairman apologized for his comments about Cleta Mitchell.

“For the past six months, we have watched as unfair and untrue attacks have been leveled against our organization, our allies, our friends and sometimes even their families. Everyone has their breaking point and clearly in my interview with Metro Weekly I had reached mine. I shouldn’t have used the language that I did to describe Cleta Mitchell and for that I apologize,” said Chris Barron.

Asked about whether he values a big tent approach to conservatism, Cardenas said that he did – but that his vision applied principally to reaching out to different minorities and ethnic groups.

“There are not enough African-Americans, Hispanics and other minorities here. That diversity is critical – you don’t need to change your value system to attract more diversity into the movement… [but] I’m not going to – for the sake of being inclusive – change the principles that have made the movement what it is,” said Cardenas.

“David [Keene] invited these folks [GOProud] in an effort to be inclusive… Having friends of ours leaving… presents difficulties to me,” he said. “There’s always going to be some tension, [but] there should never be any tension between time-tested values.”

Asked if someone who supported gay marriage could be a conservative, Cardenas replied, “Not a Ronald Reagan conservative… I will say this: we adopted a resolution unanimously at ACU advocating traditional marriage between a man and a woman, so that answers how we feel on the issue.”

Cardenas says that his priorities as the new ACU chairman will be focused on “making sure that our true friends never leave the table.”

Cleta Mitchell’s position as ACU Foundation chairman also appears to be safe. The new chairman, who has the authority to appoint a new one should he want to, told FrumForum that he has “no intentions [regarding Mitchell] except to keep her where she is.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aids; homosexualagenda; pederasty; sodomy
Thank God people are finally starting to realize the hidden agenda of this militant homosexual group GOProud. Breitbart is holding a gay themed party tonight in their honor and I hope to hell parents are keeping their teenaged boys away from that debauchery. Think about it. CPAC is supposed to be a meeting of the minds to promote conservative values, not some bathhouse orgy of male/male erotica. God help us all if this is what has become of the conservative movement.
1 posted on 02/10/2011 8:23:02 PM PST by DesertRenegade
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To: DesertRenegade

If your choice is the Heritage Foundation or GOProud, it should be a very easy one.


2 posted on 02/10/2011 8:24:52 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: DesertRenegade

Wondering if Cardenas will invite his good friend Charlie Crist to speak at the next CPAC.


3 posted on 02/10/2011 8:27:20 PM PST by NautiNurse (ObamaCare uses Bernie Madoff theory of economics)
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To: Syncro; trisham; DJ MacWoW; DesertRenegade
“David [Keene] invited these folks [GOProud] in an effort to be inclusive… Having friends of ours leaving… presents difficulties to me,” he said. “There’s always going to be some tension, [but] there should never be any tension between time-tested values.”
Asked if someone who supported gay marriage could be a conservative, Cardenas replied, “Not a Ronald Reagan conservative.

Cardenas gets it.

4 posted on 02/10/2011 8:29:36 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: DesertRenegade

““For the past six months, we have watched as unfair and untrue attacks have been leveled against our organization, our allies, our friends and sometimes even their families. Everyone has their breaking point and clearly in my interview with Metro Weekly I had reached mine.”

Que the diva.


5 posted on 02/10/2011 8:32:20 PM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: onyx

Ronald Reagan: “Society has always regarded marital love as a sacred expression of the bond between a man and a woman. (...) We will resist the efforts of some to obtain government endorsement of homosexuality.”

http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/002344.html


6 posted on 02/10/2011 8:32:44 PM PST by DesertRenegade
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To: NautiNurse
His really good friend is Jeb Bush, and I see Jeb’s hand in this and a lot of other situations. Jeb turns 58 tomorrow and he seems to be ubiquitous.
7 posted on 02/10/2011 8:34:48 PM PST by samantha (If Sarah has our back, we will always have hers.)
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To: DesertRenegade

Balkanization of the conservative movement helps...how?

Lots of big egos that demand to be stroked I’m thinkin’...


8 posted on 02/10/2011 8:35:20 PM PST by bigbob
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To: DesertRenegade
"“There are not enough African-Americans, Hispanics and other minorities here. That diversity is critical – you don’t need to change your value system to attract more diversity into the movement… [but] I’m not going to – for the sake of being inclusive – change the principles that have made the movement what it is,” said Cardenas."

Blah, blah, blah ......

Typical leftist infiltrator pretending to be a conservative and hoping to spark a "paradigm shift" in the conservative movement. In other words, trying to co-opt the movement and make it much less conservative.

9 posted on 02/10/2011 8:38:41 PM PST by StormEye
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To: onyx

I hope so.


10 posted on 02/10/2011 8:46:10 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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11 posted on 02/10/2011 8:47:22 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: DesertRenegade

A wee bit late. Give me a few years to sort them out.


12 posted on 02/10/2011 8:48:17 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Hosni: "I am an Arab warrior, not a community organizer.")
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To: DesertRenegade

Homosexual movement can NEVER be conservative unless they put themselves back into the closet and quit trying to condition kids into thinking their behavior is normal. It goes against Natural Law Theory which presupposes a Supreme Being and is the basis of common sense.

By endorsing the behavior, they say the Bible is wrong. What is conservative about rewriting the Bible to make behaviors that have always been dysfunctional and demeaning and damaging to the body a good?

It is cultural Marxism to destroy the family and Christianity. Marxist ideology is not compatible with our Constitution.

They are fools to accept the pavlovian conditioning of the constant media promotion and lies....ya...homosexuality is healthy (puke)...homosexuality is life affirming (puke).... Ya all you are doing is feeding your children cognitive dissonance and creating little atheist hedonists, because if there is no sexual morality (which is what the homosexual agenda wants) then you get every type of abnormal disgusting behavior and there is no reason to say that is “wrong” either.

They should heed the sane words of a non-Marxist: Erotic paradise is an illusion when you untie the bows of restraint; Shattered egos, shattered bodies , and shattered minds...

This is what happens when we take reason and logic out of our government and legal system. You get Alice in Wonderland world....but it will look like the homosexual Weimar Republic pretty soon and we will also be begging for a Hitler.


13 posted on 02/10/2011 8:48:17 PM PST by savagesusie
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To: NautiNurse
His support of Crist in FL in the last election is quite telling.

He can't keep that in the closet.

15 posted on 02/10/2011 9:15:59 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro
His support of Crist in FL in the last election is quite telling.

LOL. CPAC is apparently as conservative as Catholics for Free Choice are Catholic.
16 posted on 02/10/2011 9:20:20 PM PST by Antoninus (Fair warning: If Romney's the GOP nominee in 2012, I'm looking for a new party.)
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To: DesertRenegade
Excellent link, thanks.
Society has always regarded marital love as a sacred expression of the bond between a man and a woman. It is the means by which families are created and society itself is extended into the future. In the Judeo-Christian tradition it is the means by which husband and wife participate with God in the creation of a new human life. It is for these reasons, among others, that our society has always sought to protect this unique relationship. In part the erosion of these values has given way to a celebration of forms of expression most reject. We will resist the efforts of some to obtain government endorsement of homosexuality.
--Ronald Reagan, July 12, 1984.

17 posted on 02/10/2011 9:23:16 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Syncro

Was Cardenas against the conservative Rubio?


18 posted on 02/10/2011 9:25:25 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: StormEye; All
"diversity is critical”-—No it is criminal.

That's what got the homosexuals infil(thy)trating CPAC.

Attract Conservatives, and who cares what the nationality is.

Pandering to the “diversity” angle is ridiculous.

You gotta know it's seeking the illegal alien insurgent criminal colonist's votes.

Instead of doing that, fix the broken fraudulent voting system.

They keep saying the same thing about the teaparties, and all the ones I've been to the majority of them were attended by those not of the white persuasion far more represented than their percentage in the population.

Sorry about the sentence structure, I'm in a late time zone.

19 posted on 02/10/2011 9:26:18 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: onyx

Yup, he was.

For Crist.

Kinda like Christie was for the RINO running against the tea party candidate O’Donnell.


20 posted on 02/10/2011 9:34:56 PM PST by Syncro (Sarah Palin, the unofficial Tea Party candidate for president--Virtual Jerusalem)
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To: Syncro
Gay marriage supporters can't be conservative. I thought Cardenas's statements showed that much. CPAC is dead. It'll take years to get it back, if ever. GOProud will not GO silently away.

I am, in my own, state, I have voted along with the vast majority of Alaskans who had the opportunity to vote to amend our Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman. I wish on a federal level that that's where we would go because I don't support gay marriage," Palin said.

21 posted on 02/10/2011 9:45:39 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: DesertRenegade

A little LATE for that, don’t you think, Al?


22 posted on 02/10/2011 10:17:05 PM PST by patriot preacher
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To: DesertRenegade

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23 posted on 02/10/2011 10:57:34 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: bigbob

“Balkanization of the conservative movement helps...how?”

A shakeup is desperately needed. Seems like the probability that we would get better leadership is greater than zero.


24 posted on 02/10/2011 11:00:04 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: DesertRenegade

>> that “it’s going to be difficult to continue the relationship” with the gay conservative organization.

That’s becoming obvious. I think the homosexual agenda peeked prior to the convention.

Homosexual Conservatives [sic] should embrace their manhood and focus on the horizon instead of the curtains.


25 posted on 02/10/2011 11:05:37 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: DesertRenegade

It all sounds pretty good, but this is the guy who supported Charlie Crist over Mario Rubio. That was a real head shaker and it will be tough to live down. It will be interesting to see how the next year or so plays out with CPAC.


26 posted on 02/10/2011 11:06:44 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: onyx
A conservative is not simply a "social conservative" or a "fiscal conservative." I go farther than Mark Levin on this, according to what he wrote in Liberty and Tyranny. You can't be just a "fiscal conservative" any more than you can fly an airplane with only one wing.

A conservative embraces ALL of Natural Law, and its resulting principles from private property and small government to the right to life, and everything in between. Anything less is a false "conservatism," caffeteria style, which = CINO.

But it's the mission of the CINOs to marginalize, undermine, demoralize, and defeat conservatives by infiltrating and taking over the latter's turf - CPAC, in this case. And the first thing they (GOProud, in this case) always do is to take over the name and definition of conservative/conservatism.

27 posted on 02/10/2011 11:26:41 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall
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To: DesertRenegade

I shouldn’t have used the language that I did to describe Cleta Mitchell and for that I apologize,” said Chris Barron.

. . .

It’s cool, Chris. It’s good that you let the mask slip.


28 posted on 02/10/2011 11:38:17 PM PST by Nickname
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To: DesertRenegade
“There are not enough African-Americans, Hispanics and other minorities here..."

Just curious...How much is enough?

29 posted on 02/10/2011 11:59:52 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Obama has demonstrated to the world the failure of Affirmative Action)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

“A conservative is not simply a “social conservative” or a “fiscal conservative.” “

If you are just a ‘fiscal conservative,’ you are a Libertarian, and so should label yourself.

The only time Libertarians lurch into a somewhat social conservative place is when the few consistent ones recognize the unborn as human beings and defend their right to life.

And they are isolationist in their foreign policy.


30 posted on 02/11/2011 12:43:11 AM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: DesertRenegade
Goproud-what are they proud of-their deviancy?
31 posted on 02/11/2011 3:13:25 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: DesertRenegade

GOOD

there is nothing conservative or normal about people running around telling others what turns them on what they prefer sexually and then saying they should have civil rights based on it while forcing others t accept their agenda and lifestyle.

This is good news and if the old log cabins now goproud are there then every speaker needs to stand up and say we want normal marriage, you do not get anything based on sexual preference, we do not want to know what turns you on etc.

Quick point but why is the likes of Trump Ron paul there?
Paul is libertarian and Trump at the election voted for this marixst.

If CPAC now starts talking about conservative social issues and not run away from them then I will be looking at the group again and back them but as of now they;’re dead to me


32 posted on 02/11/2011 4:37:34 AM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Lauren BaRecall

nail on head and should be repeated many times, thank you great post.
Concervatism is social and fiscal, we don’t pick one or two and say well I’m liberal on that but conservative on that so I’m conservative.

We are talking about natural law, nature intended what it intended and now because these people like getting turned on in a certain way they now want laws if they were like what nature intended or God in many cases intended.

It’s high time the likes of Hannity who call themselves conservative then got some balls and spoke about conservative values instead of being a coward and talking either debt or health care.


33 posted on 02/11/2011 4:44:28 AM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Persevero

why are libertarians there anyway?
Those people are socially liberal, hell they’re more liberal than most Dems I know.
It’s time for the Ron Pauls of this country to have their own forum instead of coming to a so called conservative one.


34 posted on 02/11/2011 4:55:07 AM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: onyx

Thanks for the ping, onyx. I’m glad that this situation is finally out in the open and being addressed.


35 posted on 02/11/2011 5:09:38 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: manc; trisham; metmom; little jeremiah; DJ MacWoW
why are libertarians there anyway?
Those people are socially liberal, hell they’re more liberal than most Dems I know.
It’s time for the Ron Pauls of this country to have their own forum instead of coming to a so called conservative one.

I think the libertarians realize that they are such a marginal group that the only way they can have any impact is to impose themselves on conservatives.

They do this by focusing solely on fiscal issues and then try to spring their leftist social agenda when nobody is looking.

The irony is that when you take a good look at their fiscal views, those are very leftist as well. They DO NOT believe in limited government, they believe in NO government and they think that this can be achieved by destroying economic stability.

36 posted on 02/11/2011 5:45:15 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: DesertRenegade
If someone says they are conservative, why must their sexual preferences be known? Rhetorical question because I know the answer. It's part of their agenda, no, I'll correct that. It's all of their agenda.

We don't see normal people attending these events parading their heterosexuality.

There's a reason queers are called queers. If what they do to each other isn't queer then nothing is.

37 posted on 02/11/2011 6:13:47 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country. The thing is, Sarah loves mine.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
GOProud

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

GOProud

Formation 2009-04-15

Type Gay conservatives

Headquarters Washington, D.C.

Location Washington, D.C. [1]

Region served United States

Chairman of the Board Christopher R. Barron

Website GOProud.org

GOProud is an American tax exempt 527 organization representing conservative gays, lesbians, transgendered people, and their allies. GOProud advocates for small government conservatism at the level of federal public policy.[2]

GOProud was founded by Christopher R. Barron and Jimmy LaSalvia, two former Log Cabin Republican staffers who expressed dissatisfaction at that organization's generally centrist political positions. GOProud has subsequently co-sponsored CPAC and have added noted conservative talk show host Tammy Bruce to the GOProud Advisory Council,[3] as well as political commentator/strategist Margaret Hoover, Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist[4], conservative media mogul Andrew Breitbart[5] and new media specialist Liz Mair.[6]

****************************************************************

Their goals and values are open to question, imho.

38 posted on 02/11/2011 6:31:23 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham
Their goals aren't Conservative.

Christopher Barron, GOProud Chairman of the Board: "We are a gay organization, we only work on gay issues, we have never claimed otherwise. My God people." Aug 4, 2010; 4:04pm

39 posted on 02/11/2011 6:36:58 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: wagglebee
good post. I'm fed up with the likes of the rude Paul supporters at CPAC and other like minded folk trying to impose their liberal social views and anarchy no Govt views . Let them have their own convention same for the homosexuals who pretend to be conservatives. Remember when JR had a purge or trolls and those pushing their liberal social agenda on here , many were libertarians ? I asked one of them who kept saying no Govt on marriage bla bla before they were banned do you think Govt should ban marriage with animals, consenting incest, age, do you think a father should marry his daughter and have sex. The sick libertarian troll said Govt should make any laws banning them and he doe snot have a problem with any on that I actually felt sick and trust me it takes a lot for me to feel like that, I've seen heads explode , brains hang out legs off a body while serving but thinking that we have these kind of sicko's on here. and around this country, sick
40 posted on 02/11/2011 6:43:48 AM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: trisham

LOL, Hoover, and the others.

They’re all about the homosexual agenda , made up from the log cabins and they never left the log cabins because they were fed up they moved because it was found that the log cabins were Dems , funded by Dems and voting for Dems, and who was only there to split the conservatives and cause division,
Sadly it worked to an extent because we have too many dopes and cowards or naive people who fall for it and say crap like well I know a couple and they’re nice or but I don’t care what their agenda is or what they do, it is the Christian thing, or the best one was by an elderly lady some time ago on here who said she has no problem because she met one at church and he is nice who wants ot be left alone and love anyone whom they want.
Guess she never read this about infiltration of the church.
http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm


41 posted on 02/11/2011 6:50:03 AM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: manc; DJ MacWoW; little jeremiah; wagglebee
Sadly it worked to an extent because we have too many dopes and cowards or naive people who fall for it and say crap like well I know a couple and they’re nice or but I don’t care what their agenda is or what they do, it is the Christian thing, or the best one was by an elderly lady some time ago on here who said she has no problem because she met one at church and he is nice who wants ot be left alone and love anyone whom they want.

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That's a big part of the problem: people who refuse to see what this issue is all about. They deny the reality of the homosexual lifestyle (aids, hepatitis, hiv, TB, promiscuity, the teaching of homosexual practices to public schoolchildren and on and on), and instead focus on the surface. To some degree, this problem is also one of ignorance. How many people who are not homosexual and do not live in the San Francisco area know about the Folsom Street fair? I'm guessing a very small minority.

42 posted on 02/11/2011 7:10:22 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

exactly
right.
The amount of people I met up north when I went there saying they had no problem with homosexual marriage but then when asked if they wanted fisting taught in schools, men have sex at public places, pay for their diseases, let kids see two men playing families like both getting a child and then that child seeing two men in bed together they say no that is bad.

I agree with you that much of it is ignorance and an agenda of the media pushing that lifestyle.


43 posted on 02/11/2011 7:16:39 AM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: DesertRenegade
“There are not enough African-Americans, Hispanics and other minorities here. That diversity is critical – you don’t need to change your value system to attract more diversity into the movement… [but] I’m not going to – for the sake of being inclusive – change the principles that have made the movement what it is,” said Cardenas.

Going soft on amnesty for illegal aliens will not result in many more Hispanics joining the GOP, and will lose more non-Hispanic GOP members than it gains.

The way to victory is NOT to be "Democrat Lite".

44 posted on 02/11/2011 7:20:00 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Syncro
"diversity is critical”-—No it is criminal.

The attitude should be "We welcome anybody who adheres to conservative principles. We will not adjust conservative principles to pander to any group."

There should not be a "Gay Conservative Caucus", "Hispanic Conservative Caucus", or "Women Conservative Caucus". There should just be conservatives.

45 posted on 02/11/2011 7:26:42 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Christopher Barron, GOProud Chairman of the Board: "We are a gay organization, we only work on gay issues, we have never claimed otherwise. My God people."

If their primary objective is to advocate conservatism to the gay community, then they are welcome. If their primary objective is to lobby the gay agenda to the Republican Party, then they are not welcome.

46 posted on 02/11/2011 7:31:51 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: PapaBear3625
He said they only work on "gay" issues. It can't be more plain than that. If you want I will post their legislative agenda with a link to it.

Guess Who's Coming to CPAC? (Breitbart & Norquist Gush Over GOProud in Homosexual Publication)

...Barron looks at the landscape: "We've said all along that we don't think that the conservative movement is unwelcoming to gay people. There is a fringe element. A really nasty, anti-gay, bigoted element. And we have smoked them out, and we have marginalized them."

47 posted on 02/11/2011 7:38:13 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: DesertRenegade; All

“Asked for GOProud’s response, the group’s chairman apologized for his comments about Cleta Mitchell.”

When I was a student at the University of Oklahoma from 1976-1980. Cleta Mitchell was the state legislature representative from Norman (included OU). At that time she was a liberal democrat. When did she become a conservative republican? I’m not doubting her bonafides, just wondering when the switch occured and why.


48 posted on 02/11/2011 8:10:52 AM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Persevero
If you are just a ‘fiscal conservative,’ you are a Libertarian, and so should label yourself.

Hear hear! Thanks for posting that for the record. It would make a great tag line.

49 posted on 02/12/2011 9:13:42 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (House GOP: "We lost our Republic, but no one can say we weren't nice to the Democrats.")
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To: NautiNurse; onyx; StarFan; Dutchy
Wondering if Cardenas will invite his good friend Charlie Crist to speak at the next CPAC.

Ugh, say it isn't so! How could Cardenas not support fellow Cuban-American conservative Marco Rubio?

Asked if someone who supported gay marriage could be a conservative, Cardenas replied, “Not a Ronald Reagan conservative… I will say this: we adopted a resolution unanimously at ACU advocating traditional marriage between a man and a woman, so that answers how we feel on the issue.”

Cardenas says that his priorities as the new ACU chairman will be focused on “making sure that our true friends never leave the table.”

Thank God Cardenas has taken a stand on this insane GOProud issue, which is threatening to destroy the ACU and CPAC. It sounds like level heads are finally prevailing. Good riddance, David Keene!

Next on my CPAC wish list: Finally shining light on Suhail Khan's and Grover Norquist's "questionable" Muslim alliances. If there's "no there there", fine, but so far I'm not convinced.

David Horowitz's Keynote at CPAC 2011 [The most important and least reported speech at CPAC.]

Suhail Khan and Horowitz to debate on Hannity today...

We WILL be responding to the post-CPAC survey, btw.

50 posted on 02/15/2011 8:41:12 AM PST by nutmeg (The 111th Congress: Worst. Congress. Ever.)
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