Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

CPAC un-invites American Atheists
Politico ^ | 02/25/2014 | NATALIE VILLACORTA

Posted on 02/26/2014 6:01:16 AM PST by GIdget2004

The Conservative Political Action Conference has rescinded its permission for American Atheists, a nonprofit that protects the civil rights of atheists, to sponsor an information booth at the conservative gathering next month.

“American Atheists misrepresented itself about their willingness to engage in positive dialogue and work together to promote limited government,” said CPAC spokesperson Meghan Snyder in an email.

(snip)

But revoking American Atheists’ booth wasn’t enough to appease some conservative groups angered by the invitation itself.

Media Research Center President Brent Bozell said that revoking the booth “makes no difference” and is urging all conservative groups to withdraw entirely from CPAC.

“American Atheists is an organization devoted to the hatred of God. How on earth could CPAC, or the ACU and its board of directors, and Al Cardenas condone such an atrocity?” Bozell said in a statement.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: cpac

1 posted on 02/26/2014 6:01:16 AM PST by GIdget2004
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: GIdget2004

Couldn’t agree more. There is a trend toward RINOism and “acceptance” and “tolerance” from CPAC that’s unnacceptible. We need some form of purity somewhere!


2 posted on 02/26/2014 6:05:27 AM PST by albie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GIdget2004

Atheists, in general, are militant, anti-Christian. Atheism is a religion to atheists.


3 posted on 02/26/2014 6:06:00 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GIdget2004

Good.

That isn’t because I have a problem with atheists. There are plenty of good solid FReeper atheists and agnostics but these groups trying to infect CPAC are not conservative.


4 posted on 02/26/2014 6:07:16 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GIdget2004

Good


5 posted on 02/26/2014 6:07:36 AM PST by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: albie

Liberals are using it.

My militant hard left lesbian cousin recently announced that she’s GOP proud along with a whole bunch of her lesbian friends. She’s in Texas working for the Wendy Davis campaign now.


6 posted on 02/26/2014 6:09:17 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: GIdget2004

“American Atheists is an organization devoted to the hatred of God”

Uh... how do you hate something you supposedly don’t believe exists?


7 posted on 02/26/2014 6:12:34 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GIdget2004

Not sure how you can be a conservative and be an atheist. Conservative principles have their roots in a belief in God.


8 posted on 02/26/2014 6:15:10 AM PST by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GIdget2004

I am ashamed that CPAC would even consider inviting people who hate God as a participant in their event.


9 posted on 02/26/2014 6:21:25 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Resolute Conservative

You’re kidding right? Atheist groups, as one wag put it, have basically one slogan: “There is no God and I hate Him.”


10 posted on 02/26/2014 6:22:14 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: SoFloFreeper

If they didn’t pull out after Christie got his invitation to speak, then there is no hope.


11 posted on 02/26/2014 6:55:40 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: frogjerk

That is utter nonsense. Man has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness whether he was created by a god or not. I am an atheist and you would be hard pressed to find anyone more conservative. I believe in a strong, objective moral code and I can tell you why without saying because god says so. Conservative principle have their root in a belief in limited government, individual rights, capitalism and personal responsibility. No belief in gods is needed for those.


12 posted on 02/26/2014 6:58:05 AM PST by albionin (A gawn fit's aye gettin..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

It’s more about this specific group. This group is headed (and that’s the guy who wanted to run the booth) by a slimeball who attacks and smears Christians at every turn, wants laws passed preventing them from participating in public life, and even after his invite, attacked Christianity again.


13 posted on 02/26/2014 7:09:30 AM PST by Viennacon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: albionin
Why does man have a right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness if he were not created by God?

These basic rights could not be unalienable if they come from government or any man. Our founding document rightly states that it is because these rights, among others, come from God that they are unalienable.

14 posted on 02/26/2014 7:13:25 AM PST by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Viennacon

This appears to be a new leftist tactic. Claim to be conservative and force their way into the GOP to destroy it from within.

My militant hard left lesbian cousin is now claiming to be a republican but she’s in Texas working for the Wendy Davis campaign.


15 posted on 02/26/2014 7:14:21 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

Tell her she’s working for a dead horse. That dog don’t hunt.


16 posted on 02/26/2014 7:16:13 AM PST by Viennacon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: GIdget2004

Trying to”Prohibit”something you don’t agree with merely encourages the proponents of same!I say let them speak and make Bloody Fools of themselves!!


17 posted on 02/26/2014 7:20:12 AM PST by bandleader
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Viennacon

I don’t care about her working for the Davis campaign, I’m more concerned about the fact that they’ve figured out how to manipulate the frightened bunny party into pandering to them.


18 posted on 02/26/2014 7:20:38 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: bandleader
Trying to”Prohibit”something you don’t agree with merely encourages the proponents of same!I say let them speak and make Bloody Fools of themselves!!

And we should let Mullahas speak in church too. /s
19 posted on 02/26/2014 7:25:25 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: frogjerk

Rights come from the law of identity. Whether or not man was created by a god or is the result of eternal natural laws it does not make a difference. The founding fathers got it right when they said inalienable rights. Rights are absolutes and if men are to live together then each man must hold them as absolutes so that is why men have a right to life. All other rights come after that one or there is no point to rights.

In my opinion the founders made an error when they tied rights to a creator but it is still irrelevant because inalienable means unable to be separated from which means rights are intrinsic to man and primary to the question of who created the universe. They are what they are regardless.


20 posted on 02/26/2014 7:54:50 AM PST by albionin (A gawn fit's aye gettin..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: albionin
I disagree and side with the Founders on this fundamental question.

There can be no unalienable set of rights without it being endowed by something outside of itself. Man can certainly come to the realization that his rights are unalienable but he must reason that this unalienability has to be endowed by something outside of mankind in order to remain unalienable by its very definition. This something, as the Founders rightly, whole-heartedly agreed with, is God.

21 posted on 02/26/2014 8:18:47 AM PST by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek
This appears to be a new leftist tactic. Claim to be conservative and force their way into the GOP to destroy it from within.

New tactic here but an old play. Libs have been doing this for years in the Church.

22 posted on 02/26/2014 8:19:57 AM PST by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: frogjerk

It’s easy. I’m pro life, married with 3 kids, pro gun, 20-year military, against the gay tolerance nazis, you name it. But I’m an Athiest. Always have been.


23 posted on 02/26/2014 8:28:51 AM PST by strider44
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: strider44

I’ve never seen you say anything that suggests that you have problems with religion in public. That makes all the difference to me.


24 posted on 02/26/2014 8:34:25 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: strider44

Great to hear and I thank you for your service but no offense, you are not truly an atheist by the information you have shared.


25 posted on 02/26/2014 8:51:22 AM PST by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: frogjerk

Its kind of like gays in the military. I’m sure plenty have served honorably over the years but now gays are demanding recognition in an effort to destroy the military.


26 posted on 02/26/2014 9:51:29 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: frogjerk

Well existence and the law of identity are outside of man. That is why I talked about an objective moral code. A god given code of morality is by definition a subjective code of morality.


27 posted on 02/26/2014 10:22:00 AM PST by albionin (A gawn fit's aye gettin..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: GIdget2004

No Planned Parenthood booth offering on-site abortions?

No NAMBLA Pride booth?

FudgePAC needs to be more open ended.... I mean minded...


28 posted on 02/26/2014 10:34:02 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

bump

I bet almost all the GOP Proud members are Democrat campaign volunteers.


29 posted on 02/26/2014 10:35:36 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

They are gonna catch hell in North Carolina. Hagan will have to spend every dime she has stolen from her campaign just to keep up.

If not for her vote, Obamacare would not be here. She is a Liberal senator first, Constitutional citizen never.

She must answer every question about Obamacare. She has yet to explain anything.

Moonbat on parade.


30 posted on 02/26/2014 10:43:59 AM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: eyedigress

bump


31 posted on 02/26/2014 10:45:31 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: albionin
Well existence and the law of identity are outside of man. That is why I talked about an objective moral code. A god given code of morality is by definition a subjective code of morality

A God given code of morality is not subjective in the least as it is absolute, black and white. What is subjective is our interpretation/manipulation of it for our own purposes and devices.

The dictatorship of Relativism is the social norm of a Godless society. This is what we are experiencing today.

32 posted on 02/26/2014 11:16:10 AM PST by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: frogjerk

Sorry. I’m a Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens atheist. Not meaning to be rude. You can be pro military, pro gun, pro life, anti gay propaganda, pro limited government and not believe in god. I know many. Especially amongst my fellow military officers. But I have no problem with people wanting to be religious and/or believe in god. Knock yourself out.


33 posted on 02/27/2014 7:07:55 AM PST by strider44
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: strider44

I’m sorry you are a Christopher Hitchens atheist.


34 posted on 02/28/2014 6:30:34 AM PST by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson