Category Archives: GOProud

Andrew Breitbart Resigns from GOProud After They "Out" Perry Adviser

Matt Lewis at Daily Caller:

A prominent conservative voice has resigned from the advisory board of the gay conservative group GOProud after a leader of the organization “outed” a top Rick Perry adviser on Twitter.

A source who received a copy of the resignation email from Andrew Breitbart sends this along:

It is with sincere regret that I announce I must step down as a GOProud advisory member. On numerous occasions I have spoken with [GOProud leaders] Jimmy LaSalvia and Chris Barron of the significant impact the practice of “outing” had in my evolution from the political left to the right. I was under the absolute impression that both agreed. I have a zero tolerance attitude toward the intentional infliction of vocational and family harm by divulging the details of an individual’s sexual orientation as a weapon of political destruction. As an “Advisory Board member” I was not consulted on this extreme and punitive act. Clearly, there are more productive means to debate controversial ideas and settle conflicts. Therefore, I cannot in good conscience stand with GOProud. I still stand by gay conservatives who boldly and in the face of much criticism from many fronts fight for limited government, lower taxes, a strong national defense as well as the other core conservative principles.

Ann Coulter Joins GOProud

In ThirdAge:

Ann Coulter, conservative author and commentator, is joining the advisory council of GOProud, a conservative organization whose membership is primarily homosexual.

The group announced Tuesday that Coulter is now an "honorary chair" and her official title will be "gay icon."

... Coulter joins anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, online media mogul Andrew Breitbart, and Republican strategist Roger Stone, all of whom serve on the organization's advisory board.

"I am honored to serve in this capacity on GOProud's Advisory Council, and look forward to being the queen of fabulous," Coulter said in a statement.

Star Parker: 'Gay conservative' is an oxymoron

From the Washington Examiner:

CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, has been an annual gig for me for years. But this year I concluded it was not my place and I declined to participate in the various venues at the event for which I was invited.

Yes, the reason I declined was the inclusion of GOProud, a group identifying itself as representing "gay conservatives and their allies," as a sponsor of the event.

Ken Mehlman: I'm Gay so now the GOP should support gay marriage!

It's hard to follow the logic of Ken Mehlman, who - when he was in power - refused to support SSM. Now that he's just a rich guy making a lot of money, he's adamant the GOP should support gay marriage, regardless of what GOP voters think.

Will this kind of illogic influence the Republican Party's race for RNC Chairman? Not if we can help it.

Ann Coulter to GOProud: Stop Messing with Marriage!

From the Daily Caller:

In a speech to about 150 GOProud supporters who gathered at the home of billionaire entrepreneur Peter Thiel in New York City, Coulter acknowledged that gays could play an important role in the conservative movement, but was clear about her continued opposition to gay marriage.

“I thought I’d try to talk you out of gay marriage,” Coulter said. “I will warn you that I have never failed to talk gays out of gay marriage.”

While the crowd seemed thrilled to hear the best-selling author roll off a string of classic Coulter one-liners that left many of them in stitches –”It’s hard to believe this now, but when Obama was running for president he presented himself as a moderate Democrat. To be fair, in Kenya he is a moderate.” — her speech against gay marriage failed to find many converts, if any.

At the crux of her argument, Coulter said that marriage was for procreation and insisted gays had no grounds to base support for gay marriage on civil rights.

“It’s not a civil right,” she said. “You’re not black.”

After her prepared remarks, Coulter opened the floor for questions, and got flooded. . .

Others said it was only a matter of time before the Republican Party opened up to gay conservatives.

“I think that the gay bashing will be taken out of the Republican agenda and I think it’s getting there,” said Michael Lucas, founder of New York’s largest gay adult film company who the New Republic magazine once described as “Gay Porn’s Neocon Kingpin.” ”This event shows that they are coming to us.”

When asked if she thought she had changed any hearts and minds, Coulter told The DC, “The truth is…they’re already against gay marriage, they just won’t admit it publicly. I’m trying to get these gays to come out of the closet.”

Read the full story from The Daily Caller here.

Ann Coulter Re-iterates Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage

According to the Washington Post, “… at GOProud's Homocon in New York on Saturday night, Coulter plans to ‘forge the conservative/gay peace of westphalia!’” she says via e-mail.

According to Coulter: “Conservatives will:  1) stop treating gay sex any differently from premarital sex,  2) stop blaming nice, conservative gays for the [actions of] hateful, angry, leftist gays . . . and 3) agree to do something about their hair. Gays will drop this business about gay marriage and pushing pc rules on the military."

Read the entire story here.