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CPAC Gives Gay Conservative Group GOProud The Boot

CPACSticker Conservative group GOProud spends much of its time cozying up to other right wingers, trying to get some ideological love.

Unfortunately for the organization, though, the rest of the right wing movement wants nothing to do with them: the American Conservative Union announced yesterday that GOProud will no longer be welcome at their annual Conservative Political Action Conference.

Well, that's what right wing website WorldNetDaily reports, claiming to have seen a letter from the ACU to GOProud explaining that other organizations balked at that group's inclusion.

According to GOProud, though, they haven't heard a peep from their would-be conservative allies.

Via Joe.My.God:

We have received no notification from ACU. An ACU Board member told me this afternoon that they were unaware of such a decision and that to the best of his knowledge no decision had been made. I certainly hope that is true. The last thing the conservative movement needs right now is a unnecessary, ugly and divisive fight. The stakes in 2012 are too great. GOProud’s number one goal is defeating Barack Obama. That should be the goal of every conservative organization.

Those familiar with CPAC and its culture -- these "real men marry women" stickers are from last year's event -- won't be surprised by this news. And, honestly, GOProud shouldn't be, either.

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  1. Most of these people are religious bigots who are NEVER going to accept gays as human beings worthy of equal rights. They want us back in the closet, cringing and repenting and, for heaven's sake, being QUIET. We're all just sinners, not their fellow Americans. There's a war brewing. If Obama is defeated, it's going to be a dark day for LGBT Americans.

    Posted by: Abel | Jul 30, 2011 9:34:18 AM


    Note to GOProud, no matter how much you hate on gays, the gay left, gay rights and Democrats... Right-wing conservatives still hate you!

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Jul 30, 2011 9:36:55 AM

  3. And dig that slogan: "Real Men Marry Women"... but with many of the members of the GOP it's incomplete and should read "Real Men Marry Women, Cheat On Them, Divorce Them and Marry Another Woman Whom They Then Proceed To Cheat On, And So On..."

    Posted by: justinw | Jul 30, 2011 9:52:17 AM

  4. Why would ACU tell GOProud they're not welcome at CPAC? Do you tell something stuck to the bottom of your shoe that it isn't welcome in your home? No, you just scrape it off and leave it outside. That's what right wingers think about homos.

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Jul 30, 2011 9:53:56 AM

  5. Well, this is probably true, but I wouldn't trust anything from WorldNetDaily. Their "news" consists largely of incorrect predictions about what is going to happen. Few sources, shaky assertions, and false "facts."

    Posted by: Max | Jul 30, 2011 9:55:48 AM

  6. If this turns out to be true it will be very hard for the GOProuders to accept. They seem to be a group of wealthy, privileged narcissists entirely focused on having their cake and eating it too.
    I don't believe there will be an "unnecessary, ugly and divisive fight" within the conservative movement. GOProud will just be ignoered....and this will drive them bonkers.

    Posted by: excy | Jul 30, 2011 9:58:52 AM

  7. Real men, could not care less who marries whom...

    It's only hillbilly, inbreds, living life for an imaginary magic man in the sky that worry about who marries anyone.

    (apologies in advance hillbillies, you didn't deserve that)

    Posted by: Pete n SFO | Jul 30, 2011 10:15:08 AM

  8. Why would any gay man want to attend a meeting which has a slogan like that?

    Posted by: Matt26 | Jul 30, 2011 10:21:53 AM

  9. "Real Men Marry Women"....and what, pay their bills??

    Posted by: Carlos | Jul 30, 2011 10:28:30 AM

  10. GOOD. GOProud works against the cause, not for it, and so this isn't like we're going to be missing "a bridge being built" - GOProud has in no way at all made a positive queer influence in the GOP.

    useless useless useless.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 30, 2011 11:02:37 AM

  11. How sad. A village without a home.

    Posted by: jakeinlove | Jul 30, 2011 11:10:34 AM


    GOProud might very well be the saddest collection of useless, spineless cowards in this country.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 30, 2011 11:10:48 AM

  13. Where is the bumper sticker that says "Real Men Don't Get So Worked Up About Who Other Men Marry"?

    Posted by: C | Jul 30, 2011 11:16:07 AM

  14. Poor things. They'll have to find another abuser to satisfy their needs. Calling back Ann Coulter in a dominatrix cocktail dress!

    Posted by: Ernie | Jul 30, 2011 11:35:07 AM

  15. "GOProud’s number one goal is defeating Barack Obama. That should be the goal of every conservative organization"

    So they'll rejoice when Michele Bachmann or Mitt Romney occupy the White House, no repeal of DOMA, no ENDA and an attempt to overturn same-sex marriage in the six tates that allow it. Proof positive, GOPRoud isn't interested in FULL equality nor does it consider it important. Instead, they want to see no taxes (= no job creation as evidenced under 8 years of Bush), more jobs shipped overseas in the interests of fair trade and the corporate oligarchy paying no taxes on their overseas profits from manufacturing jobs they continue to ship to China, India and elsewhere, jobs that should have stayed in this country as well as the revenue earned from their fair share of the tax burden they've avoided.

    Read more:

    Posted by: robert in nyc | Jul 30, 2011 11:38:18 AM

  16. GOProud doesn't exist to build bridges and bring a queer voice to the Conservative Movement - GOProud exists so that a bunch of white moneyed homosexuals can try to win back the affection of their parents who are ashamed of them for being homosexuals, and they do so by throwing "liberals" and "those other gays" under the bus.

    it's a group of white wimps who live each day desperately thinking that if they cut off their balls and denigrate "lefty liberal gays" then maybe one day their Dads will love them again.

    Newsflash, boys - aint gonna happen. Your dads aren't ashamed you're homosexual, they're ashamed that you're such cowardly little wimps about it.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 30, 2011 11:50:03 AM

  17. This is very bad news for Marcus Bachmann, Rick Perry, Mitch McConnell, and the bathroom stalls at the CPAC convention.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Jul 30, 2011 11:59:20 AM

  18. This is not surprising because the current head of CPAC specifically said he was going to uninvite them when he ran for the position this year. Is the Republican party coalition heading for a split?

    Posted by: anon | Jul 30, 2011 12:12:21 PM

  19. "Real Men Marry Women" but have sex with men... is that what they are getting at?

    Posted by: tc in nyc | Jul 30, 2011 12:15:26 PM

  20. Goddamn republican gays get what they deserve, no respect for trying to suck at the teat of the enemy. I think they have daddy issues and that's what makes them republicans.

    Posted by: Bobby | Jul 30, 2011 12:43:12 PM

  21. WorldNetDaily as a news source!

    Posted by: Mick | Jul 30, 2011 1:19:32 PM

  22. I had high hopes for GOProud when I first heard of them. I thought they would try to change the mind of conservatives about gay rights but I am obviously wrong. This group truly is like Jews for Hitler. They'd merrily go along as the right wingers push them along into the gas ovens.

    Posted by: Grover Underwood | Jul 30, 2011 1:43:39 PM

  23. The rats will just scatter underground and continue to work for the rightwing candidates in an unofficial capacity, as many, like it not, have excellent campaign skills. This is a sign that the repugs fully intend to wage an anti-gay campaign, most likely the most vile and vicious that this country has ever seen. The repugs have no intention of moderating their ideas, regardless of the BS that is spread by groups such as GOProud.

    Posted by: prophet | Jul 30, 2011 2:01:39 PM

  24. can you feel the love that goproud and lcr get from the repuks. it must be hard first rejected by your parents, friends and then by the political party you work and donated to. but these people will never give up trying to win the affection of someone no matter how much self respect they have to surrender.

    Posted by: walter | Jul 30, 2011 2:06:58 PM

  25. Stockholm Syndrome! The Musical

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 30, 2011 2:10:32 PM

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