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  • Sarah Palin Throws Support Behind GOProud Participation at CPAC

    02/07/2011 8:03:55 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 74 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | February 7, 2011 |
    "...the question is should the GOP, should conservatives not reach out to others, not participate in events or forums that perhaps are rising within those forums are issues that maybe we don’t personally agree with? And I say no, it’s like you being on a panel shoot, with a bunch of the liberal folks whom you have been on and you provide good information and balance, and you allow for healthy debate, which is needed in order for people to gather information and make up their own minds about issues. I look at participation in an event like CPAC or...
  • Palin defends GOProud participation at CPAC (misleading headline)

    02/07/2011 7:21:00 AM PST · by pissant · 262 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/7/11 | Morrisey
    No great surprise here, really; Palin has quietly backed the end of DADT and expressed support for conservative gays and lesbians in the past. Speaking here with David Brody from the Christian Broadcast Network and excerpted by Breitbart TV, Palin doesn’t endorse GOProud but does defend their attendance at CPAC, and argues that the value of events such as CPAC is to debate the issues and provide as much information as possible to attendees:
  • CPAC 2011: Boycott Deters Few Potential Presidential Candidates

    02/07/2011 1:13:15 AM PST · by · 12 replies ^ | 2/7/11 | David Shedlock
    Various factions are developing among GOP groups over whether the American Conservative Union (ACU), headed by Tom Keene, should have accepted a “homosexual rights” group (GOProud) to be a co-sponsor of its annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), which begins February 10th.  Several groups are boycotting the event, such as the Heritage Foundation, the Family Research Council, The American Principles Project, and the American Family Association.  In addition, politicians Mike Huckabee and Jim DeMint have declined invitations. Past keynote speakers have included Ann Coulter, President Ronald Reagan (14 years in a row!) and Glenn Beck. Last year, shouting matches erupted...
  • Bachmann Will Be the First Potential 2012 GOP Candidate to Speak at CPAC

    02/05/2011 2:49:58 PM PST · by pissant · 65 replies
    Atlantic ^ | 2/5/11 | Chris Good
    Next Thursday marks the start of the Conservative Political Action Conference, commonly known as CPAC, where conservative activists gather every year in Northwest Washington, D.C. It's a chance for bigwigs to make speeches to a ballroom full of influential types, which makes it a particularly choice venue for Republican presidential aspirants, which speak there regularly. It's a packed three-day schedule from Thursday through Saturday, so there's room enough for most of them. Tea party hero Michele Bachmann, whose office indicated in January that she's considering a 2012 run, will be the first of the 2012ers to speak. Bachmann, many will...
  • STRANGE BEDFELLOWS: Breitbart Is Throwing an '80s-Themed Gay Party

    01/22/2011 11:09:11 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | January 19, 2011 | John Hudson
    For months, the family values wing of the Republican Party has been protesting the inclusion of GOProud, a right-wing gay group, at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). You won't hear any protesting, however, from conservative media mogul Andrew Breitbart. "We're going to have a big ol' gay party," he said on a radio show Wednesday. Breitbart says gays deserve a place within the Republican Party and he's been "offended" by efforts to exclude them. Therefore, he's throwing an 80's-themed gay party to welcome them on board. If this sounds like uncharacteristic behavior for Breitbart, his additional remarks should...
  • DeMint to skip CPAC

    01/22/2011 9:48:40 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 118 replies
    CNN ^ | January 22, 2011 | CNN
    Republican South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint is opting out of an appearance at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), making him the latest Republican to the criticize what some have seen as a pro-gay tilt to the prominent conference. "With leading conservatives organizations not participating this year, Senator DeMint will not be attending. He hopes to attend a unified CPAC next year," DeMint spokesman Wesley Denton told CNN. Conservative groups including the Heritage Foundation, Tony Perkins' Family Research Council and Brent Bozell's Media Research Center are boycotting the event over the inclusion of GOProud, a gay conservative group. Other...
  • Andrew Breitbart joins advisory council for gay conservative group (GOProud)

    01/19/2011 12:38:27 PM PST · by Hawk720 · 227 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 19,2011 | Chris Moody
    California-based media entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart became the latest high profile conservative to officially align with GOProud, a group that represents gay conservatives. GOPround Board Chairman Christopher Barron announced Wednesday that Breitbart would join the group’s advisory council, calling him a “fearless, committed advocate for conservative principles.” “Andrew Breitbart is one of the most influential voices in the conservative movement today,” Barron said. “We are thrilled to have him as part of the GOProud team.” Breitbart joins anti-tax activist Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform, talk radio host Tammy Bruce and political strategist Margaret Hoover on the council. GOProud has...
  • Conservative Conference Beset By Accusations of Pro-Gay Takeover, Muslim Agenda

    01/19/2011 11:18:51 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    FOX News ^ | January 16, 2011 | Kelley Vlahos
    WASHINGTON -- Allegations of a pro-gay takeover, boycotts, embezzlement and terrorist-loving board members. Sounds like a Hollywood version of a conspiracy thriller, but it's not. It's the buzz around this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, the nation's single largest annual congregation of conservative leaders. Conservatives riding a new wave of momentum thanks to the strength of the Tea Party movement and big wins in the November midterm election should be riding high ahead of this year's CPAC,scheduled to take place in Washington on Feb. 10-13. But the conference, which has met for 38 years, has found itself beset by conflict...
  • A conservative civil war over the Conservative Political Action Conference

    01/08/2011 9:45:54 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | January 8, 2011 | BEN SMITH & BYRON TAU |
    Friction between parts of the social conservative and libertarian wings of the conservative movement has escalated into a shooting war in the run-up to the 28-year old Conservative Political Action Conference, with accusations of embezzlement (true), homosexuality (true), and creeping sharia (disputed) hurled against the 28-year old conservative institution. CPAC’s leaders respond that its foes’ real gripe is that it won’t give a platform to their lunatic conspiracy theories about presidential birth certificates (disputed). But however esoteric the disputes, the fracas has led to real-world repercussions: a move by a group of conservative figures to begin organizing a move to...
  • A conservative civil war over CPAC

    01/08/2011 9:41:24 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/08/2011 | Ben Smith and Byron Tau
    Friction between parts of the social conservative and libertarian wings of the conservative movement has escalated into a shooting war in the run-up to the 28-year old Conservative Political Action Conference, with accusations of embezzlement (true), homosexuality (true), and creeping sharia (disputed) hurled against the 28-year old conservative institution. CPAC’s leaders respond that its foes’ real gripe is that it won’t give a platform to their lunatic conspiracy theories about presidential birth certificates (disputed). ...Two of the heavyweight groups of the broader right, the Heritage Foundation and the Media Research Center, have dropped out of CPAC and are expected, planners...
  • Gay group in, values groups out at CPAC (Heritage, FRC, AFA, CWA, etc)

    01/06/2011 2:54:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 56 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/6/2011 | Valerie Richardson
    Social and economic conservatives have worked together under the mantle of the Republican Party since Ronald Reagan made them the core of his 1980 coalition, but the alliance may now be fraying. Some of the nation's most prominent social conservatives are sending a message to their economic brethren by dropping out of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in response to the decision to include GOProud, a gay conservative group, as a participating organization. "The base-line reason is that homosexuality is not a conservative value," said Bryan Fischer, the American Family Association's director of issue analysis. "It's the conservative PAC,...
  • Tea Party battle re-ignites over pressure to abandon "social issues"

    12/12/2010 8:23:38 PM PST · by massmike · 175 replies ^ | 12/12/2012 | n/a
    Ever since July when a Tea Party planned for the historic Lexington Battle Green was shut down by RINO Republicans who objected to the pro-family, pro-morality message, a battle has flared over whether so-called "moderates" have the right to silence social conservatives. This re-ignited the following month when one of the same RINO activists attempted to stop a South Boston Tea Party from taking place. Recently the homosexual "conservative" group GOProud has raised the stakes by mounting a campaign to try to persuade national Tea Party leaders that the movement should avoid social issues completely. However, as the homosexual news...
  • GOProud plays Wormtongue to GOP’s King Theoden

    11/23/2010 2:49:48 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 12 replies
    How many movies have you seen where the bad guy sends a saboteur into the good guy’s camp. This person pretends he wants the same end result as the good guy when all the while he’s working to bring him down. Wormtongue of “Lord of the Rings” fame comes to mind with his evil whisperings into King Theoden’s ear as he leads him astray with lies and persuasion. Recently according to Politico, GOProud, the conservative homosexual group, along with various segments of the Tea Party stated in an open letter that they want to table social issues in favor of...
  • Tea Party Nation [pro-life, pro-military, anti-homo agenda] Letter to the GOP!

    11/22/2010 12:50:45 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 104 replies
    received via email | November 22, 2010 | Signed by over 180 Tea Party Groups, Leaders and Activists
    Today, Tea Party Nation, along with over 180 other Tea Party Groups, Leaders and Activists released a letter to the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill. Last week, GOProud, a non-Tea Party group, sent a letter to Senator McConnell and Speaker to be Boehner, claiming to speak for the Tea Party movement. It was signed by 16 people. We decided to send a letter that speaks for the mainstream of the Tea Party movement. This letter is going Senator McConnell and Congressman Boehner today. It has been signed by over 180 Tea Party Groups, Leaders and Activists. Here is the letter:...
  • GOProud 'never' a part of tea party

    11/20/2010 3:39:45 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 13 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Nov. 20, 2010 | Brian Fitzpatrick
    Tea Party Nation founder and CEO Judson Phillips plans to set the GOP congressional leadership straight about the tea party's legislative demands, after a handful of Tea Party Patriots and a homosexual activist group, GOProud, released an open letter last Monday urging Republicans to ignore social issues. This coming Monday, Phillips plans to release an open letter of his own urging the GOP to address several fiscal matters and at least three social issues, including the preservation of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy banning open homosexuals in the military. "There is a battle going on for the heart and...
  • There's No Such Thing as a Pro-Gay-Agenda Conservative

    11/17/2010 11:37:04 AM PST · by DesertRenegade · 10 replies
    Human Events ^ | Nov. 17, 2010 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Not so long ago, the prevailing political fashion dictated that a Republican elected official who spent his entire career advancing big government -- while also advocating such things as legalized abortion -- should insist on describing himself as a "fiscal conservative." In reality, no such creature ever existed. Examination of the actual voting records of professional politicians who called themselves "fiscal conservatives" invariably produced copious evidence they were anything but conservative. Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania exemplified the type. When he appeared on CNN in 1995 to tell Larry King he would be seeking the Republican presidential nomination in 1996,...
  • CPAC under fire over gay conservative group

    11/17/2010 11:29:42 AM PST · by DesertRenegade · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | Nov. 16, 2010 | Ben Smith
    A conservative group has backed out of the annual CPAC conservative political conference, citing the participation of a gay Republican group. The American Principles Project president Frank Cannon wrote an open letter yesterday to CPAC chair David Keene, saying that his group could not participate in the conference because of GOProud's role in the event. "Having now examined closely GOProud’s mission and its behavior since its inception, we can only conclude that the organization’s purposes are fundamentally incompatible with a movement that has long embraced the ideals of family and faith in a thriving civil society. They have further defined...
  • Avoid Social Issues, GOP Urged (Homosexualists, Pro-Aborts Co-opt Tea Party Movement)

    11/14/2010 3:38:40 PM PST · by kristinn · 688 replies · 3+ views
    Politico ^ | Sunday, November 14, 2010 | Ben Smith and Byron Tau
    A gay conservative group and some Tea Party leaders are campaigning to keep social issues off the Republican agenda. In a letter to be released Monday, the group GOProud and leaders from groups like the Tea Party Patriots and the New American Patriots, will urge Republicans in the House and Senate to keep their focus on shrinking the government. "On behalf of limited-government conservatives everywhere, we write to urge you and your colleagues in Washington to put forward a legislative agenda in the next Congress that reflects the principles of the Tea Party movement," they write to presumptive House Speaker...
  • Gay Conservatives to Run Ads Against Democrats

    10/25/2010 5:23:49 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 111 replies
    cnn ^ | 25 October | Evan Glass
    A political group of gay conservatives will begin airing ads against a handful of Democratic candidates on Monday, including a spot against openly gay congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts. In a statement, GOProud declares that this is "the first time ever a national gay organization is airing a television advertising campaign going after Democrats." "Barney Frank is an absolute embarrassment," said Christopher R. Barron, Chairman of GOProud's Board of Directors. "He represents the worst kind of Washington politician." In addition to Frank, the $50,000 purchase of airtime by GOProud will pay for ads against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen....
  • Gay Conservative Group Targets Barney Frank And Friends

    10/21/2010 9:14:05 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 2 replies ^ | 10/22/10 | CaroleL
    GOProud, a political organization of gay conservatives, has produced a new ad that targets Congressional Democrats including openly gay Representative Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts). The ad is the first by a national gay organization that goes after Democrats and, according to GOProud Executive Director Jimmy LaSalvia, "highlights the embarrassing and arrogant approach of Democratic leaders in Washington and reminds voters that the record of this Democratic Congress is a dismal one."
  • Jim DeMint criticized for comments on gay and sexually active single teachers

    10/07/2010 6:55:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 6, 2010 | Rachel Weiner
    Gay groups and women's group are calling on Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) to apologize for comments he made Friday about who should and shouldn't be in classrooms. At a 2004 debate, DeMint declared that openly gay people should not be teaching public school. "We need the folks that are teaching in schools to represent our values," he said. DeMint later added that he "would have given the same answer when asked if a single woman, who was pregnant and living with her boyfriend, should be hired to teach my third grade children." At the time, the Senate candidate apologized: "[S]ometimes...
  • Reporters Freak as Ann Coulter Meets Gay GOPers

    09/30/2010 5:24:08 PM PDT · by Grim · 365 replies
    Human Events ^ | 9/30/2010 | Lisa De Pasquale
    I’ve attended dozens of Ann Coulter speeches over the years. They’ve been on college campuses, donor events, and conferences with thousands and thousands of people. It’s a common occurrence for reporters to lie about the event in order to suit their narrative and image of Coulter. But, after reading about an event this past weekend I felt like I was in an episode of “The Twilight Zone.” I was fortunate to be a guest of Coulter’s at a New York City cocktail party where she gave a short speech and did Q & A with GOProud, a group of conservative-minded...
  • GOProud Pays Lots Of Money To Be Demeaned By Homophobic Racist(Love the Title!)

    09/26/2010 9:47:10 PM PDT · by Syncro · 67 replies ^ | 09/26/10 | Bridgette P. LaVictoire
    GOProud Pays Lots Of Money To Be Demeaned By Homophobic Racist 09/26/10-by Bridgette P. LaVictoireHomocon is exactly what Ann Coulter did yesterday. She conned a group of homosexuals to give her money while she demeaned them and went on in a very racist fashion. She apparently made a series of jokes and then went ahead and stated the predominantly wealthy conservative lesbians and gays that they should oppose marriage equality and said “I should warn you: I’ve never failed to talk gays out of gay marriage.” She then went on to parrot the usual run of why lesbians and gays...
  • Ann Coulter At Homocon: 'Marriage Is Not A Civil Right. You're Not Black.'

    09/26/2010 9:01:10 PM PDT · by tlb · 114 replies
    tpmdc ^ | September 26, 2010 | Megan Carpentier
    Ann Coulter doesn't mince words. And even when speaking to a gay conservative organization, GOProud, at their inaugural Homocon party on Saturday night, she apparently wasn't willing to start. After a series of jokes about conservative that sounded -- and were received -- more like a stand-up act then a political speech, Coulter told the assembled (and predominantly wealthy) conservative gay crowd why they should oppose same sex marriage, adding, "I should warn you: I've never failed to talk gays out of gay marriage." And then she did. First, she ran down the stereotypical stand-up comedian's list of reasons, including...
  • Anyone Up for a Guinness With Father Scalia? Theology On Tap Looks at Homosexual Marriage

    09/24/2010 7:11:45 AM PDT · by Jeanette Pryor · 4 replies
    The Right Angle ^ | September 24, 2010 | Jeanette Pryor
    On September 17, 2010, World Net Daily Editor and CEO, Joseph Farah, and Christopher Barron, founder of GoProud, met to “debate” the aptness of designating GoProud as a conservative organization, given its position on the traditional definition of marriage. Christopher used his flight home to blog about the debate in an articulate post entitled, “Winning Hearts and Minds.” Mr. Barron stated: “Plenty of people asked me why we would agree to this debate? I will tell you why we participated and why I stood on that stage last night – because it is about winning hearts and minds. I believe...
  • If Meghan McCain Has Lost the Gays . . .

    09/09/2010 12:46:56 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 6 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | SEPTEMBER 8, 2010 | Robert Stacy McCain
    . . . then the only people who still have to pretend to like her are liberals: That’s a Tweet from Christopher Barron, chairman of the gay conservative organization GOProud, which is sponsoring the upcoming “Homocon” event with Ann Coulter in New York City. (John Hawkins has an interview with Barron at Right Wing News.) Here’s video of Cuz on the Rachel Maddow show:
  • Challenge Accepted: Conservative gay organization head agrees to debate WorldNetDaily editor

    09/05/2010 10:56:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 604 replies · 3+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 4, 2010 Updated September 5, 2010 | Chris Moody
    In the wake of a dispute between WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah and conservative author Ann Coulter over her decision to headline an event sponsored by GOProud, a gay conservative organization, Farah and GOProud Chairman Christopher Barron will square off in a debate later this month at WND’s convention. Barron told The Daily Caller that Farah challenged him to debate over whether GOProud can be considered “conservative” after Farah argued on his site that there is no place within conservatism for an organization like GOProud, a group that promotes itself as “the only national organization representing gay conservatives and their allies.”...
  • Top GOP Party Strategists Attending Log Cabin Event

    09/01/2010 6:54:28 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 40 replies · 1+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | September 1, 2010 | Marc Ambinder
    Suddenly, it's becoming less of a stigma for bigwigs to associate with gays in the Republican Party. Not only has former RNC chairman Ken Mehlman's 9/22 fundraiser for gay marriage rights attracted numerous high-octane Republican donors and activists, but Sen. John Cornyn, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and Rep. Pete Sessions, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee will help the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay GOP group, raise money for its political action committee. A glossy pamphlet advertising the Log Cabin Republicans' national dinner at the Capitol Hill Club highlights an hour-long cocktail gathering with...
  • Same-sex marriage gains GOP support

    08/28/2010 12:18:06 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 88 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 27, 2010 | Sandhya Somashekhar
    A growing number of Republicans are breaking with the party's traditional stance to publicly state their support for same-sex marriage, a shift strategists say stems as much from demographics as from the renewed focus on economics and the "tea party" movement. A solid majority of adults younger than 30 - about six in 10 - support the right of gay and lesbian couples to legally wed, according to a Washington Post poll in February. But even many older Americans and self-identified social conservatives have changed their view on an issue that just six years ago galvanized voters in support of...
  • Bush Campaign Chief and Former RNC Chair Ken Mehlman: I'm Gay

    08/25/2010 6:25:02 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 141 replies · 1+ views
    Atlantic ^ | 8-25-10 | Marc Ambinder
    Ken Mehlman, President Bush's campaign manager in 2004 and a former chairman of the Republican National Committee, has told family and associates that he is gay. Mehlman arrived at this conclusion about his identity fairly recently, he said in an interview. He agreed to answer a reporter's questions, he said, because, now in private life, he wants to become an advocate for gay marriage and anticipated that questions would arise about his participation in a late-September fundraiser for the American Foundation for Equal Rights (AFER), the group that supported the legal challenge to California's ballot initiative against gay marriage, Proposition...
  • GOProud (homosexual activist group) Signs on as CPAC 2011 Affiliate

    08/23/2010 12:54:29 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 25 replies · 1+ views
    GOProud ^ | Aug 23, 2010 | Jimmy LaSalvia
    (Washington, D.C.) – Today, GOProud, the only national organization representing gay conservatives and their allies, announced they have signed on as an affiliate for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in February 2011. “GOProud is honored to once again represent gay conservatives and their allies at the nation’s preeminent gathering of conservative activists,” said Jimmy LaSalvia, GOProud’s Executive Director. Earlier this year, GOProud garnered national attention with their sponsorship and participation in CPAC 2010. GOProud was the only gay group to participate in CPAC 2010 and the first gay group to have a booth at the event. “CPAC 2010...
  • Ann Coulter slams Farah as 'swine,' 'publicity whore'

    08/19/2010 10:43:44 PM PDT · by StrangeFeathers · 238 replies
    WND ^ | August 18, 2010 | Joe Kovacs
    MIAMI – Conservative superstar Ann Coulter launched a verbal assault on WND Editor Joseph Farah today, calling the veteran journalist "swine" and a "publicity whore" after she was dismissed as a keynote speaker for the news site's upcoming "Taking America Back National Conference" here. "[F]arah is doing this for PUBLICITY and publicity alone," Coulter wrote in an e-mail to the Daily Caller, a political site founded by journalist Tucker Carlson.
  • Ann Coulter vs. WND and the right’s new priorities

    08/21/2010 6:20:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/21/2010 | Matthew Sheffield
    An intra-conservative war broke out this week between Ann Coulter and WorldNetDaily after the site disinvited the well-known writer from a conference it was hosting after it learned that she had agreed to speak at a similar event sponsored by gay conservatives.Coulter had agreed to be a featured speaker at “Homocon 2010,” an event put together by GOProud, a group of conservatives and libertarians who are gay or support gay rights, a position which WorldNetDaily saw as improperly validating “a brand of materialistic libertrianism” according to the site’s editor Joseph Farah.“Ultimately, as a matter of principle, it would not make sense...
  • Gay-rights activists seducing conservatives

    08/19/2010 11:30:20 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 35 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 18, 2010 | David Kupelian
    It caused Sean Hannity to pull out of last February's Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., where he had been slated to appear as keynote speaker. When Hannity withdrew from the CPAC lineup, Glenn Beck stepped in. (Though this has not been previously reported, my source is highly placed and utterly reliable.) It was also a big reason Gov. Sarah Palin opted not to speak at CPAC, long the nation's largest and most influential annual gathering of conservatives. It caused WorldNetDaily, as well as major conservative institutions like Liberty University, to drop their planned sponsorship of the event. "It"...
  • WorldNetDaily Dumps Ann Coulter from Miami Conference

    08/19/2010 7:41:23 AM PDT · by scottfactor · 251 replies
    It's disappointing to see that conservative writer and speaker, Ann Coulter, has decided to accept a speaking gig next month for a so-called “conservative” homosexual group called GOProud at their New York conference, Homocon. Ms. Coulter had been scheduled in the lineup of speakers for WND's Taking America Back Convention in Miami on September 16th through 18th. But when it was revealed that she had agreed to headline the homosexual conference on September 25th, Joseph Farah of WND had a "gut-wrenching" choice to make: take her or leave her for the WND convention. He left her. Mr. Farah said the...
  • World Net Daily Shows Intolerance, Boots Ann Coulter For Speaking At Conference for Gay Republicans

    08/18/2010 12:15:24 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 160 replies
    [I'll say up front I'm in disagreement with the "LID" on this one]: "World Net Daily has decided to drop conservative pundit and author, Ann Coulter as the keynote speaker for WND's "Taking America Back National Conference" next month. Because of her plan be the keynote speaker at "HOMOCON," an event put together by GOProud the first genuinely conservative group for gay Republicans." "WND Editor Joseph Farah reports this exchange with Ms Coulter: 'Asked by Farah why she was speaking to GOProud, Coulter said: "They hired me to give a speech, so I'm giving a speech. I do it all...
  • Homocon 2010: What is the point?

    08/17/2010 9:07:32 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 26 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 17, 2010 | Christopher Taylor
    The right leaning, gay political action group, GOProud have launched their first annual meeting called Homocon 2010. Right Wing News is among many more conservative blogs and websites to sponsor the event, which features a striking poster and Ann Coulter as a keynote speaker. John Hawkins at Right Wing News announced the event this way: ...when GOProud split off from the Log Cabin Republicans because they wanted to create a genuinely conservative group for gay Republicans, I thought it was an extremely positive development. That doesn't mean I agree with GOProud on every issue, but as Ronald Reagan said, "My...
  • Coulter to Keynote for Homosexualist GOPride

    08/12/2010 8:57:19 AM PDT · by topher · 13 replies ^ | August 11, 2010 | By James Tillman
    Wednesday August 11, 2010 Coulter to Keynote for Homosexualist GOPride By James TillmanWASHINGTON, D.C., August 11, 2010 ( -- GOProud, which bills itself as the "only national organization representing gay conservatives," has announced that well-known conservative author Ann Coulter is headlining their first annual "Homocon."The announcement shocked both advocates of traditional family values and homosexualist advocates of "gay rights," who have previously attacked Coulter for her supposedly homophobic language and beliefs.Christopher Barron, Chairman of the Board of GOProud, said he could think of no "conservative more fun to headline our inaugural party then the self-professed ‘right-wing Judy Garland’--Ann Coulter."...
  • LaBarbera to Ann Coulter: Reconsider Appearance at Event for GOProud — Phony ‘Gay Conservatives’

    08/10/2010 10:08:25 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Americans For Truth ^ | Aug 10, 2010 | Peter LaBarbera
    Americans For Truth About Homosexuality President Peter LaBarbera today urged conservative pundit Ann Coulter to reconsider her appearance at “Homocon,” a September event for the homosexual Republican group GOProud. LaBarbera said: As a fan of Ann Coulter, it pains me to see her cave in to political correctness and lend credibility to the phony homosexual “conservatives” over at GOProud. Worse, Coulter is sending a dangerous message to young Americans that homosexuality is OK. (It’s actually a sin.) Fully half of GOProud’s top 10 federal priorities center on using the Government to advance homosexuality, including: #4 – “Repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t...
  • Ann Coulter to headline Homocon party for gay conservatives next month in New York City

    08/06/2010 3:54:38 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 138 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8-6-10 | Chris Moody
    GOProud, a Washington-based group that represents gay conservatives, announced Friday that feisty right-wing pundit Ann Coulter would keynote the organization’s upcoming “Homocon” fundraiser party. “I’m so tickled that she agreed to do it,” Jimmy LaSalvia, executive director of GOProud told The Daily Caller. “Think about it: She’s hilarious, she’s provocative and, honestly, our folks just love her.” LaSalvia said Coulter was the only person the group asked to headline the party, and she immediately agreed. “Of course I’ll do it,” Coulter wrote to GOProud when they asked her to join the event. “I’m the right-wing Judy Garland!” GOProud used that...
  • GOProud Calls on RNC Chairman Michael Steele to Resign

    07/03/2010 2:05:51 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 27 replies
    GOProud ^ | July 3, 2010 | Christopher R. Barron
    Today, GOProud, the only national organization of gay conservatives and their allies, called on Michael Steele to resign as Chairman of the Republican National Committee after he made comments critical of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. Christopher R. Barron, Chairman of the Board: "Michael Steele's comments regarding the war in Afghanistan are inexcusable. These comments are not just another gaffe that can be explained away, they represent a fundamental failure to understand the importance of winning the war on global extremism. "Chairman Steele shouldn't need to be reminded that the war in Afghanistan was not a ‘war of Obama's choosing.'...
  • GOProud Endorses Fiorina

    06/02/2010 11:06:34 AM PDT · by pissant · 29 replies · 706+ views
    JoeMy God ^ | 6/2/10 | staff
    GOProud has endorsed former HP CEO Carly Fiorina in her battle to unseat Sen. Barbara Boxer. Via press release: Today, GOProud, the only national organization representing gay conservatives and their allies, endorsed Carly Fiorina for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in California. “Carly Fiorina is the candidate conservatives can trust,” said Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director of GOProud.
  • The Gay Infiltration of the Conservative Movement

    02/23/2010 6:18:36 AM PST · by AIM Freeper · 290 replies · 2,901+ views
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 22, 2010 | Cliff Kincaid
    California Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chairman Ryan Sorba generated a media controversy when he was shown at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) denouncing the organizers for inviting a homosexual Republican group, GOProud, into the event as an official sponsor. In "controversial" remarks, Sorba said homosexuality was unnatural and that he welcomed more debate and discussion about the subject from his political adversaries. But what many people don't realize is that Sorba's "outburst" was provoked by a speaker who preceded him, Alexander McCobin of Students For Liberty (SFL). McCobin went out of his way to use valuable time from...
  • My Fight With Ryan Sorba, the Kid Who Denounced GOProud

    02/21/2010 12:37:35 PM PST · by EveningStar · 33 replies · 1,732+ views ^ | February 20, 2010 | Alex Knepper
    This kid is deep in the closet, people. My colleague Nate Gunderson caught me as I was nearly out the door. I was walking back from the bloggers’ lounge with a friend in the Virginia newspaper business, and Nate tapped my shoulder to tell me that Ryan Sorba, the kid who embarrassed himself in front of the world by denouncing GOProud to a round of boos, was standing twenty feet away from me. He had a few people near him, probably curious about who he was and what he stood for.After deliberating for a few seconds, I decided to let...
  • Gay Republicans Rankle Conservatives At CPAC

    02/20/2010 1:07:12 PM PST · by onyx · 124 replies · 2,088+ views
    On Top Magazine ^ | February 19, 2010 | By Carlos Santoscoy
    Several prominent social conservatives have bailed out of this year's CPAC convention because of the presence of a group of gay Republicans. The three-day convention got started Thursday at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC and will feature such anti-gay figures as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, media personality Ann Coulter, South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum. Conservative media personality Glenn Beck is the event's keynote speaker. Liberty University Law School, the Christian-based university founded by the late Jerry Falwell, backed out of the event after it was...
  • Gay Republicans draw support, concern at CPAC

    02/20/2010 12:36:18 PM PST · by USALiberty · 51 replies · 690+ views
    (State-controlled) ^ | February 19, 2010 | Brianna Keilar
    An unlikely sponsor at this year's annual conservative conference is hoping to not only promote the issues that set it apart from many Republicans, but also draw attention to the beliefs they share. The group is called GOProud -- a name that combines GOP and gay pride. So far, the group is getting a mixed response at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
  • GOProud's Agenda

    02/19/2010 7:07:58 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 17 replies · 557+ views ^ | Feb 19, 2010 |
    The annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) started Thursday in Washington, DC, and runs through this weekend. CPAC is billed as America's largest conservative conference. It attracts nearly 10,000 activists and features a who's who of speakers, including congressmen, major media people, governors, and presidential candidates. But in recent years - probably for fundraising reasons - CPAC has stressed taxes and fiscal issues while ignoring the "social issues" as much as possible. And in turn, CPAC has attracted more RINO-Republican types of attendees, particularly among students. But this year CPAC has included a homosexual group that espouses most of the...
  • Ryan Sorba booed off CPAC stage for anti-homosexual remarks

    02/19/2010 7:35:34 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 1,168 replies · 22,575+ views
    Right Pundits ^ | Feb 19, 2010 | Donald Borsch Jr.
    Ryan Sorba, from the Young Americans for Freedom organization’s California chapter, was booed off the stage tonight at CPAC, for deriding CPAC’s choice to have GOProud attend CPAC, even going so far as to say he “condemns CPAC”. Not the sort of thing one would say when invited to speak at the biggest gathering of Conservatives who look to CPAC for guidance and networking.
  • CPAC Speaker Condemns CPAC For Allowing Gay Conservative Group (VIDEO)

    02/19/2010 6:06:35 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 57 replies · 1,415+ views ^ | February 19, 2010 | Eric Kleefeld
    During a CPAC segment to recognize student conservative activists from across the country, one particular conservative, Ryan Sorba of the California Young Americans for Freedom, denounced CPAC for allowing the gay conservative group GOProud to co-sponsor the event and host a booth. After finishing his short speech against homosexuality as being contrary to the concept of natural rights -- amidst booing from the crowd -- he walked off the stage. "Just to change the subject for just a second, I'd like to condemn CPAC for bringing GOPride (sic) to this event," said Sorba. The young activist crowd erupted into booing,...
  • Gays, gay marriage foes spar at CPAC

    02/19/2010 12:52:16 PM PST · by DesertRenegade · 27 replies · 619+ views
    Politico ^ | Feb 19, 2010 | Ben Smith
    The young crowd at CPAC doesn't seem terribly interested in the issue of same-sex marriage, but there's been a bit of shadow boxing between the gay Republican group GOProud, which got a booth over objections from social conservatives, and the National Organization for Marriage a couple of booths away. The groups were apparently so chummy that a NOM official wandered by the GOProud booth during a CNN segment on the group to propose a friendly beer summit. Later in the day, however, NOM e-mailed a less friendly statement: Many reporters, including Politico, have asked us how we feel about the...