Conservative Site WorldNetDaily Drops Ann Coulter Over Homocon
Conservative pundit Ann Coulter has been dumped as keynote speaker at wingnut rag World Net Daily's "Taking America Back National Conference" because of her decision to speak at Homocon, a party being thrown in late September by gay Republican group GOProud.
Said WingNutDaily's founder Joseph Farah to Coulter: "Do you not understand you are legitimizing a group that is fighting for same-sex marriage and open homosexuality in the military – not to mention the idea that sodomy is just an alternate lifestyle?"
Replied Coulter: "That's silly, I speak to a lot of groups and do not endorse them. I speak at Harvard and I certainly don't endorse their views. I've spoken to Democratic groups and liberal Republican groups that loooove abortion. The main thing I do is speak on college campuses, which is about the equivalent of speaking at an al-Qaida conference. I'm sure I agree with GOProud more than I do with at least half of my college audiences. But in any event, giving a speech is not an endorsement of every position held by the people I'm speaking to. I was going to speak for you guys, I think you're nuts on the birther thing (though I like you otherwise!)."
The decision to cut Coulter, according to Farah, was "gut-wrenching."
Said GOProud's Board Chairman Christopher Barron earlier this month, regarding the decision to host Coulter: "I can’t think of any conservative more fun to headline our inaugural party then the self-professed ‘right-wing Judy Garland’ – Ann Coulter....I can promise you, Homocon 2010 will be a hell of a lot more fun than chaining yourself to the White House fence."