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Gay Republican Group to be Allowed at CPAC Event
Christian Post ^ | 02/25/2014 | Michael Gryboski

Posted on 02/25/2014 1:40:35 PM PST by SeekAndFind

A conservative LGBT organization will be part of this year's Conservative Political Action Conference event in Washington, DC after long being banned from the event.

GOProud, a pro-gay group that holds several politically conservative views, will participate in CPAC next month as a guest organization.

CPAC is an annual gathering of conservative groups held at the nation's Capital and organized by the American Conservative Union.

The ACU provided The Christian Post with a statement by their executive director, Dan Schneider, regarding the matter.

"We had a constructive meeting with GOProud's leadership last week. The directors have a new vision for promoting a broad array of conservative priorities; from sound fiscal policies to strong 2nd Amendment rights to pro-life policies," said Schneider.

"We welcome GOProud's attendance at this year's CPAC conference. I believe their presence could help establish a productive relationship in the future."

In a statement posted on their website, GOProud stated that they were "happy to announce that we will be attending CPAC 2014."

"At CPAC, we hope to encourage a dialogue among friends, one that works to advance the conservative movement by reinforcing the principles of free markets, limited government and a respect for individual rights," read the statement in part.

"This is also an opportunity for GOProud to highlight the support we have within the movement, working with individual allies and coalition groups to advance the principles of freedom that have made the conservative movement strong, and its members proud."

As a guest of CPAC, GOProud will not have a booth like many other political organizations present at the multiday event.

Regarding the lack of a booth, Ross Hemminger co-director of GOProud told the LGBT publication the Washington Blade that "we will have the presence that we wanted there."

"I've been making clear to people, we didn't ask for a booth, we didn't ask to co-sponsor, we asked to attend as guests," said Hemminger.

"ACU and CPAC have been very willing to work with us to that, and they've been wonderful to work with."

"CPAC is about finding conservative solutions to every challenge in America and not just saying 'no,' " said Al Cardenas, chairman of the ACU, to the National Journal. "We're determined to win the majority of American support."

For CPAC 2014, featured speakers include U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre, and Donald Trump.


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KEYWORDS: 666; acu; conservatism; cpac; gay; gayrepublicans; homosexualagenda; republicans

1 posted on 02/25/2014 1:40:35 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Can “conservative” really be used to describe LGBT?


2 posted on 02/25/2014 1:41:24 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

There is nothing conservative about a “gay group”. If they were really conservative they wouldn’t wear it on their sleeves.


3 posted on 02/25/2014 1:42:16 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

There is only one legitimate gay conservative outlet and that is: GAY PATRIOT. A bunch of gay men who are against the entire gay activist agenda - including, it turns out, gay marriage - after initially kind of approving it. They are the most wonderful group of guys going and no one knows who the hell they are. They love America, freedom, women, Chik-Fil-A and loathe abortion and sicko gay sexual practices. But the party of stupid doesn’t know who the hell they are.


4 posted on 02/25/2014 1:52:21 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Libertarian, yes. Conservative, no.


5 posted on 02/25/2014 1:53:51 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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6 posted on 02/25/2014 1:55:01 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: miss marmelstein

I’ll bet they don’t love women as much as I do.

;-)


7 posted on 02/25/2014 1:55:09 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m not leaving the GOP, the GOP is leaving me.


8 posted on 02/25/2014 1:57:02 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: SeekAndFind

Instead, how about having organizations that really practice conservatism, for always?


9 posted on 02/25/2014 1:59:56 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: SeekAndFind
This group (CPAC) hasn't been "conservative" for quite some time.

Pretending to "reach out" also is a phony attempt to gain favor of liberal media.

Log Cabin Republicans had booths there 15 years ago so what's so conservative about "reaching out to transgendered" perverts?

10 posted on 02/25/2014 2:10:54 PM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: WayneS

Ok! They RESPECT woman. How ‘bout that?


11 posted on 02/25/2014 2:20:12 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Look, if they can join us in support of biblical marriage, then they ought to be part of our team.....but if they insist on destroying that institution created by God, then they ought to stay away.

There ARE homosexuals who do not think marriage laws need to be changed.


12 posted on 02/25/2014 2:45:30 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SeekAndFind

No.


13 posted on 02/25/2014 2:55:12 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: BenLurkin
Libertarian, yes. Conservative, no.

Interesting comment. Most economic libertarians follow the Reagan economic thought. Today, Economic Conservatism is big statist government that thinks government is responsible if the budget is balanced and taxes are reasonable; welfare is limited to corporate welfare.

14 posted on 02/25/2014 3:17:45 PM PST by 11th Commandment ("THOSE WHO TIRE LOSE")
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To: BenLurkin
Libertarian, yes. Conservative, no.

Interesting comment. Most economic libertarians follow the Reagan economic thought. Today, Economic Conservatism is big statist government that thinks government is responsible if the budget is balanced and taxes are reasonable; welfare is limited to corporate welfare.

15 posted on 02/25/2014 3:17:46 PM PST by 11th Commandment ("THOSE WHO TIRE LOSE")
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To: SeekAndFind

They are needed to handle the seating arrangements. They will show guests to their seats and offer to push their stool in.


16 posted on 02/25/2014 3:20:48 PM PST by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: SeekAndFind

That was exactly my first thought. What does “conservative” even mean anymore? What are we conserving, if the traditional, the only true, meaning of marriage isn’t one of the things?


17 posted on 02/25/2014 3:54:59 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Kevmo

It’s in my rear view mirror. It’s got more holes than Swiss cheese due to infiltration.


18 posted on 02/25/2014 3:56:47 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Can “conservative” really be used to describe LGBT?”

No..


19 posted on 02/25/2014 5:12:53 PM PST by selfdefense
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To: GeronL

“There is nothing conservative about a “gay group”. If they were really conservative they wouldn’t wear it on their sleeves.’

You speak the truth...There is nothing conservative about pushing the gay agenda as acceptable and non-destructive....Especially on a society that was founded on the traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs.....

Man we have completely capsized in the last 40 years.....


20 posted on 02/25/2014 5:23:01 PM PST by selfdefense
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To: SeekAndFind

Not this s*** again. I used to have copied somewhere (probably still do) their platform which they later erased. All “gay”, nothing conservative about it other than a brief nod to the 2nd Amendment.


21 posted on 02/25/2014 7:52:22 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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This is why I do not describe myself as a "conservative", well one of the reasons. All kinds of people call themselves "conservative" while espousing socialist/lite or not even lite ideas and agendas. I prefer "constitutionalist".

22 posted on 02/25/2014 7:57:23 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: SeekAndFind
"CPAC is about finding conservative solutions to every challenge in America and not just saying 'no,' " said Al Cardenas, chairman of the ACU, to the National Journal. "We're determined to win the majority of American support."

So, Mr. Cardenas, what's the conservative solution to the homosexual agenda and the damage it is causing to the traditional American family?

23 posted on 02/26/2014 8:34:12 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: BenLurkin

Drop CPAC.


24 posted on 02/26/2014 1:44:47 PM PST by cradle of freedom
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To: cradle of freedom

BrokePAC


25 posted on 02/26/2014 1:48:04 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: little jeremiah

You can bet that 99% of GOP Proud members are volunteering on Democrat campaigns


26 posted on 02/26/2014 1:48:43 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

They may as well have goproud there, they already have 2 trojan horses on the ACU board.

The pro-amnesty, pro terrorist pimp Grover Norquist and his sidekick, Suhail Khan. The ACU board members who approved these 2 enemy agents, are probably the same gullible, naive tools that made nice nice with goproud.

CPAC needs some sunlight (aka “the best disinfectant”).

(montag’s wife)


27 posted on 02/27/2014 9:18:09 AM PST by montag813
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