Skip to comments.New CPAC Head Distances Group from GOProud
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 its 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 GOProuds 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 GOProuds 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 thats 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 GOProuds inclusion. Chris Barron, the chairman of GOProud, recently said in an interview that Mitchell was a nasty bigot.
Its going to be difficult to continue the relationship [with GOProud] because of their behavior and attitude, Cardenas told FrumForum.
Asked for GOProuds response, the groups 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 shouldnt 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 dont need to change your value system to attract more diversity into the movement [but] Im 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. Theres 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 Mitchells 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.
If your choice is the Heritage Foundation or GOProud, it should be a very easy one.
Wondering if Cardenas will invite his good friend Charlie Crist to speak at the next CPAC.
Cardenas gets it.
“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.
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.”
Balkanization of the conservative movement helps...how?
Lots of big egos that demand to be stroked I’m thinkin’...
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.
I hope so.
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A wee bit late. Give me a few years to sort them out.
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.
He can't keep that in the closet.
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.
Was Cardenas against the conservative Rubio?
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.
Yup, he was.
Kinda like Christie was for the RINO running against the tea party candidate O’Donnell.
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