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Andrew Breitbart Steps Down From GOProud Board After it Outs Perry Advisor
NY Magazine ^ | 12/9/2011 | Andre Tartar

Posted on 12/10/2011 2:20:25 PM PST by rintense

It's not all that surprising that, in the wake of Rick Perry's much-maligned anti-gay ad the other day, the gay conservative group GOPRoud ended up at the center of the ensuing media storm, fielding requests from reporters left and right. Except it seems that the group's director and chairman (inadvertently, they claim) created a gay-bashing brouhaha of their own by letting slip the true sexual orientation of Tony Fabrizio, a top strategist on the governor's presidential campaign. In an e-mail to the rest of the board — acquired by the Daily Caller — GOProud leaders Chris Barron and Jimmy LaSavlia defended themselves, basically by claiming that Fabrizio's in-or-out status wasn't exactly a closely-held secret.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barron; breitbart; chrisbarron; goproud; homonaziagenda; homopsychoagenda; homosexualagenda; jimmylasavlia; lasavlia; news; perry; perry2012; perrypuffer; tonyfabrizio
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Drama just seems to follow Perry and his camp. That said, outing is just dirty stuff. Glad Breitbart stood up for what's right.
1 posted on 12/10/2011 2:20:33 PM PST by rintense
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To: rintense

Wouldn’t “gay conservative” be an oxymoron?


2 posted on 12/10/2011 2:22:04 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Holding our flawed politicians to higher standards than the enemy’s politicians guarantees they win)
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To: rintense

Good for Breitbart. He should’ve never joined the board in the first place. The homosexual agenda is a full-frontal attack on our first amendment rights and our moral society.


3 posted on 12/10/2011 2:24:52 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: rintense

“Drama just seems to follow Perry and his camp.”

Poison just seems to seep from GOProud.


4 posted on 12/10/2011 2:25:22 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: rintense

Breitbart sure chooses strange times to decide whats right, after supporting the gay agenda all this time.


5 posted on 12/10/2011 2:27:29 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Psalm 144
Yes. GOProud is one bunch of perverts we can gladly do without.
6 posted on 12/10/2011 2:27:57 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

No.


7 posted on 12/10/2011 2:28:16 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I don’t think all homosexuals subscribe to the radical political agendas of the “gay community”.


8 posted on 12/10/2011 2:28:20 PM PST by steve8714 (A-B-O-E-R-&G)
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To: Jim Robinson
Agreed. I know some gay conservatives who want nothing to do with any of that pink mafia crap. Heck, look at the good work Hillbuzz.org has done.

But that militant, pink mafia, agenda driven stuff has no place in politics, let alone any association with conservatism.

9 posted on 12/10/2011 2:28:32 PM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Is Breitbart gay? Just asking.

And I see no contradiction by the Perry campaign, if his aide wasn’t “openly serving”. Plus the army is different than civilain life.


10 posted on 12/10/2011 2:30:15 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

>> “Wouldn’t “gay conservative” be an oxymoron?” <<

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Yes, it would!


11 posted on 12/10/2011 2:32:48 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Williams

You could ask his wife, the daughter of Orson Bean. They have 4 children. (Think it was mentioned in his book. It’s on Wikipedia too.)


12 posted on 12/10/2011 2:35:22 PM PST by raccoonradio
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Even Rick Perry Staffer Agrees that Anti-Gay Ad Is ‘Nuts’ is the one who was outed. Hmmm...
13 posted on 12/10/2011 2:37:29 PM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal.)
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To: Williams

Breitbart isn’t gay, he just has to have his finger in everybody’s pie. Sometimes it backfires in a big way.


14 posted on 12/10/2011 2:38:28 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“Wouldn’t ‘gay conservative’ be an oxymoron?”

I believe recent studies have show conservatives to be, on the whole, happier that liberals, so no.


15 posted on 12/10/2011 2:40:12 PM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Wouldn’t “gay conservative” be an oxymoron?

No, I know a lot of gay conservatives, they're just not into identifying themselves by their sexual preferences. You form a friendship with them for who they are not what they are.

16 posted on 12/10/2011 2:40:45 PM PST by McGavin999 ("Make what Americans buy, Buy what Americans make, and sell it to the world" Perry 2012)
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To: Williams

Let the gay games 2012 begin. They’ve been itching to start them for months.

Everybody buckle up.


17 posted on 12/10/2011 2:41:07 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012)
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To: rintense

“Me thinks he doeth protest over-much”


18 posted on 12/10/2011 2:42:22 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Williams

No. He’s a conservative family man. Whether he has any “gay” friends or relatives, I don’t know. Don’t understand why he’s sympathetic to GOProud. Coulter either. CPAC was nuts for going along with that crap.


19 posted on 12/10/2011 2:43:04 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

It took Breitbart long enough to get a clue. I figure he regretted his decision to align himself with that group and just needed an excuse to bail. Anyway, better late then never. It will be interesting to see what Ann Coulter says about this.


20 posted on 12/10/2011 2:44:02 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: GeronL

I don’t think it’s accurate to say that Breitbart supports the gay agenda at all. GOProud has not made the radical gay agenda what they were about. They are supposed to simply be a group that acknowledges that some gays are small government low tax low regulation folks - but you do have to wonder what some of their members really think about the other issues.

Breitbart is of the opinion that this is none of anyone’s business - thus he was being totally consistent with that stance by quitting the group’s board over their “outing” someone.

I think he might have been a bit naive to think that GOProud members - at least some of them - wouldn’t at least harbor some support of the gay agenda.


21 posted on 12/10/2011 2:45:41 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: rintense

Live and learn. Very good, Mr. Breitbart is a man capable of learning. That is always a grand social good.


22 posted on 12/10/2011 2:46:10 PM PST by bvw
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To: editor-surveyor; E. Pluribus Unum
While in no event is it moral to act on homosexual instincts, we should recognize that there are people who have homosexual instincts, sometimes even if they don't want them.

I honestly think there are - for the sake of this discussion - three general categories of homosexuals -

My hunch is that people in the first group are very capable of conservative and rational thought, the people in the second group can possibly be reached - but with the understanding that their life's experience may make that difficult, and the third group is beyond political reach.

All deserve our prayers. In particular, being in the first two groups must be extremely difficult.

23 posted on 12/10/2011 2:48:13 PM PST by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: txhurl

So where is annie? Crickets.


24 posted on 12/10/2011 2:48:37 PM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Jim Robinson

>> Don’t understand why he’s sympathetic to GOProud. Coulter either. >>

My guess - from reading a lot of his work and his book - is that he has a sort of “hippy dippy party boy can’t we all just get along” side to him. Now that does not include what he calls “cultural Marxist” but it would make him want to include gays who are otherwise believers in small government and so on.

I think he might have learned a lesson from this.

As for Coulter? I think she just likes their fashion sense and appreciation of her shoe collection. :)


25 posted on 12/10/2011 2:51:16 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: Lancey Howard

Just wondering what the backlash will be on Perry. I’m guessing the evangelicals won’t take kindly to Perry having a top gay staffer. I’d bet Tony Fabrizio is gone from the Perry team in the next 5 days.


26 posted on 12/10/2011 2:51:16 PM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal.)
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To: Yossarian

I think I agree with your assessment. Well stated.


27 posted on 12/10/2011 2:52:49 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: MestaMachine

Everybody’s preparing their volley ink into the gayfight as we speak. Who was it that struck first with Newt’s half-gay sister, was that Politico?


28 posted on 12/10/2011 2:53:40 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012)
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To: HopeandGlory
Why do we all have to break off into "Groups."

Why can't we just all be AMERICANS? . . . What's wrong with that concept, Huh!!!

29 posted on 12/10/2011 2:55:36 PM PST by HopeandGlory (Hey, Liberals . . . PC died on 9/11 . . . GET USED TO IT!!!)
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To: txhurl

How so? Isn’t Perry the one who, in essence, started it with his ‘Strong’ ad? Don’t you agree this puts Perry in a quandary for having an outed top staffer?


30 posted on 12/10/2011 2:55:36 PM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal.)
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To: McGavin999

***I know a lot of gay conservatives, they’re just not into identifying themselves by their sexual preferences***

Which cannot be said for the members of GOProud. They declare both their homosexuality and their Republican preferences. That is the thrust of the organization.


31 posted on 12/10/2011 2:55:57 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Gingrich - flying solo - without congressional baggage!!!)
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To: Yossarian

How many of the first group are recruiting and grooming the ones in the second group?


32 posted on 12/10/2011 2:56:39 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: txhurl

Well geez. His gay sister is way old news. What would have been news is if she supported Newt.


33 posted on 12/10/2011 2:56:50 PM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal.)
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To: rintense

>> Just wondering what the backlash will be on Perry. I’m guessing the evangelicals won’t take kindly to Perry having a top gay staffer.>>

That is a knee jerk and totally counter productive response. Perry’s campaign has been a great campaign on all social issues and if that can be done with a gay staffer, more power to the campaign.

Now, if the staffer were a gay activist, that’s something else - which he obviously was not. As a Christian, it’s a non factor to me. It’s not like there has been even a whiff of gay activism on Perry’s part.


34 posted on 12/10/2011 2:57:39 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: rintense

On one hand, someone’s sexual orientation/proclivities should be private...
on the other hand, if you buy into all the hype/TV shows/religious leaders/etc, this shouldn’t be a big deal...
so which is it?


35 posted on 12/10/2011 2:59:25 PM PST by matginzac
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To: sodpoodle

>> That is the thrust of the organization. >>

Really? You had to use “THRUST” of the organization!!! :)


36 posted on 12/10/2011 2:59:25 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: rintense

If that staffer supports getting .gov funds, restricting prayer in school, forcing our servicemen and women to bunk with gays, or trying to base his foreign policy on which country is the most queer-friendly, then yes, Perry has a problem.


37 posted on 12/10/2011 2:59:59 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012)
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To: steve8714

That’s like saying some muslims are moderate - just a myth like the “moderate homsoexual” with no agenda.


38 posted on 12/10/2011 3:00:54 PM PST by newfreep (I am a "terrorist". I am Sarah Palin!)
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To: txhurl

Newt’s half-sister is fully lesbian;) I know!!!!!!!!!


39 posted on 12/10/2011 3:01:55 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Gingrich - flying solo - without congressional baggage!!!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
The staffer has worked with GOProud and the log cabin republicans.

Doesn't bother me either. But, considering Perry's recent ad, he may have some explaining to do. Honestly, all he has to say is, 'I hired the best people for the job. As long as they support my campaign and the values it stands for. What they do in their private life is no business of mine.'

40 posted on 12/10/2011 3:02:03 PM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal.)
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To: rintense

Why do gay people want to embarrass others by calling them gay?


41 posted on 12/10/2011 3:03:05 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: Raider Sam

You should hear what they call each other! LOL. Makes me blush!


42 posted on 12/10/2011 3:05:11 PM PST by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal.)
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To: rintense

>> Doesn’t bother me either. But, considering Perry’s recent ad, he may have some explaining to do. Honestly, all he has to say is, ‘I hired the best people for the job. As long as they support my campaign and the values it stands for. What they do in their private life is no business of mine.’ >>

I agree with that. I want to be left alone to walk out my faith, run my business, raise my kids and keep as much of the fruits of my labor as possible. As long as anyone else wants that, I would just as soon not know, let alone care, what their proclivities are.

It’s only when the force it on you in the public square and in public policy that I care, and from what I can tell, this staffer was not about any of that.


43 posted on 12/10/2011 3:06:51 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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44 posted on 12/10/2011 3:06:51 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: GeronL
How many of the first group are recruiting and grooming the ones in the second group?

No doubt, some. I suspect more in the third group are doing the recruiting, but the key thing is that in communities that are more moral (the Midwest, the suburbs, the countryside), societal institutions are more likely to take someone with a troubled childhood and push them to normalcy.

However, if you come to San Francisco with a messed-up background, prepare to get messed up much more.

My compassion for those that may have homosexual instincts should in no way be taken as a vote of support for the homosexual agenda. I see how the agenda is highly destructive, and how the "lifestyle' leads to incredible misery and outright disease.

But if you have gay instincts, are fighting them, and are fighting bad agendas (gay or otherwise), you're alright with me.

45 posted on 12/10/2011 3:07:39 PM PST by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Yossarian

NYC schools are now pushing perversion on 11 year olds and Hollyweird has always been tolerant of pedophilia with child stars. Sadly, its becoming more and more accepted.


46 posted on 12/10/2011 3:10:49 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: sodpoodle

Oh, so it’s his step-sister that’s waygay? I was thinking only half, as in bi.


47 posted on 12/10/2011 3:11:19 PM PST by txhurl (Perry/Pence 2012)
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To: Raider Sam
Because they are mean and vindictive. You never heard the expression “Mean Queen”?!
48 posted on 12/10/2011 3:12:11 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Still heartless after all these years...)
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To: Yossarian

Good post.

In any event, “outing” is a despicable act.


49 posted on 12/10/2011 3:14:03 PM PST by eddie willers
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To: rintense

I get all I need of their culture from Family Guy.


50 posted on 12/10/2011 3:15:00 PM PST by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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