Shunning Teh Gaii
There's a new GOP homosexual group and they've been invited to a major conservative conference as GUESTS and SPEAKERS!!!
THIS MUST NOT STAND!!!
An estimated 10,000 people are expected to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, to hear aspiring presidential candidates and vote in one of the first straw polls of the 2012 cycle.
Among the missing will be the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian group and once a sponsor of CPAC; the Heritage Foundation; and the American Family Assn., which opposes same-sex marriage.
The Family Research Council has been disenchanted for several years with CPAC, said Tom McClusky, senior vice president of the group's legislative arm. Among its complaints: A new gay conservative group has been invited for the second year in a row, and CPAC has refused to schedule a panel about traditional marriage.
"Conservatives and homosexuals cannot coexist in a movement predicated on social values," wrote the group's president, Tony Perkins, in an e-mail to supporters. "Organizations whose whole reason for existence is to promote the forced public affirmation of homosexual conduct should not be welcomed at CPAC."
A spokesman for the Heritage Foundation said his group thinks CPAC has strayed from its principles.
"We want to promote economic freedom, a strong national defense and social conservativism. We think these policies are indivisible," said Mike Gonzales, the think tank's vice president for communications. "It's not a boutique. You can't pick one and not the other."
Take that, my gay brothers and sisters. You may be fiscal conservatives, want the government out of your bedrooms and your lives, even libertarian in your leanings, but you just aren't pure enough for a sizeable chunk of the party you have embraced.
You have voted regularly, worked on campaigns, held down jobs and paid your taxes, served on juries, perhaps even served silently in the military, but you don't qualify because you are disgusting in the eyes of the sanctified and their god.
Well, at least you won't have to contend with such as the Heritage Foundation and the Family Research Foundation when you try to show that you are entitled to the same basic rights as any other citizen, and that your party ought to recognize that entitlement.
[Note: Robin Abcarian's article is an excellent one. Go read it in its entirety.]
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