CPAC’s Way Of Being “Inclusive” Is To Make Sure Gay Group Doesn’t Speak
Liberty Council’s Matt Barber is threatening to boycott CPAC if a gay group called GOProud is a co-sponsor. David Keene (r) of the American Conservative Union, which runs the conference, says they’re co-sponsors because CPAC is “inclusive” but the group in question won’t be permitted to actually speak at the event. Some big tent. (via Think Progress)
“CPAC’s tenuous’ Big Tent’ could collapse altogether as social conservatives led by Liberty Counsel’s Matt Barber threaten to launch a boycott of the conference … unless CPAC drops a homosexual activist group, GOProud, as a co-sponsor,” says Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality.
“GOProud describes itself as ‘the only national organization for gay conservatives and their allies,’ but we at AFTAH dispute their definition of ‘conservative,'” LaBarbera said, urging constituents to call or write Keene.
“Urge Keene to drop GOProud as a CPAC co-sponsor because GOProud supports the same radical homosexualist agenda as other GLBT organizations – which is corrupting children and tearing apart America’s moral fiber,” he wrote.
So Keene’s response is that “CPAC is inclusive and welcomes all of those who agree with us on most issues.” But Keene adds that GOProud “has signed on as a CPAC co-sponsor, but will have no speakers and we told them that, in fact, since opposition to gay marriage, etc are consensus positions (if not unanimous) among conservatives, these topics are not open to debate.”Click here for reuse options!
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