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GOProud Founder Chris Barron Stands By 'Strong Ally' Ann Coulter

ChrisbarrontConservative author Ann Coulter thought herself a laugh riot when she responded to national coming out day with a day of her own, "disown your son day". Most people with common sense found her comment to be deplorable, but not gay GOP activist Chris Barron.

Barron, a cofounder of the group GOProud, said that criticism of Coulter is "laughable". From The Advocate:

Coulter ally and GOProud cofounder Christopher Barron, however, told The Advocate on Wednesday, that GLAAD was overreacting to the author's joke.

He added that he knows Coulter personally, and that she "has been a strong ally of gay conservatives. Indeed, Ann has gone into the lion's den at places like CPAC to make the case that gay people should be welcomed in the conservative movement. The criticism of Ann by an organization like GLAAD is laughable."

Barron criticized the organization for honoring blogger Joe Jervis of after he and GOProud's leaders engaged in a verbal battle in recent years.

"As long as GLAAD thinks that is acceptable they can spare me the trumped-up selective outrage over a joke made by Ann. Putting GLAAD in charge of what passes as acceptable or unacceptable discourse is a little bit like putting a pyromaniac in charge of the fire department.

Yes, because the GOP's moralistic legislation stays away from defining "acceptability."

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  1. You don't have to be selectively outraged by anything that Ann Coulter says.

    Barron has simply chosen to be "selectively" self-loathing.

    Posted by: MikeW | Oct 18, 2012 7:57:43 AM

  2. How can he?

    Posted by: Matt26 | Oct 18, 2012 8:06:19 AM

  3. With "allies" like Coulter, we don't need enemies.

    Apparently, Barron hasn't twigged to the fact that he's a nonentity.

    Posted by: Hunter | Oct 18, 2012 8:06:32 AM

  4. We finally found someone stupider than Ann Coulter.

    Posted by: Jack M | Oct 18, 2012 8:07:23 AM

  5. Well, GLAAD does seem to have a selective attitude. It seems to have a politically biased approach to gay rights, criticizing only some things that are considered anti-gay but not others. If we're going to have a watchdog, so to speak, it needs to be completely objective and free of political motivation or other biases.

    Posted by: jason | Oct 18, 2012 8:12:02 AM

  6. Barron, GOProud and all his ilk (aka floormats and pissrags for the GOP) are pathetic, especially if they think that the zombie Coulter is a friend to anyone but her loathsome self.

    Posted by: CKNJ | Oct 18, 2012 8:22:58 AM

  7. There's a big difference between "welcoming" gay people into the conservative movement and accepting gay (i.e., LGBT) people in the larger society. Ann Coulter is the right-wing jester and Christopher Barron is her trained monkey.

    Posted by: ZENO | Oct 18, 2012 8:24:45 AM

  8. Come on, guys, you should really at least try to understand the Republican sense of humor. Jokes about gay sons being disowned are funny as hell. You know, just like bullying a kid perceived to be gay, attacking him and cutting off his hair. It's hilarious!

    Posted by: borut | Oct 18, 2012 8:29:24 AM

  9. Come on, guys, you should really at least try to understand the Republican sense of humor. Jokes about gay sons being disowned are funny as hell. You know, just like bullying a kid perceived to be gay, attacking him and cutting off his hair. It's hilarious!

    Posted by: borut | Oct 18, 2012 8:29:25 AM

  10. We really do waste our time worrying about these quislings, don't we, myself included. Maybe if we stopped they'd go away. They'll be remembered for who and what they are right along with the bigots and homophobes.

    Posted by: WayneMPLS | Oct 18, 2012 8:30:09 AM

  11. @ waynempls you can't just ignore a problem, you have to stop it before it spreads...kind of like cancer

    Posted by: Will | Oct 18, 2012 8:53:47 AM

  12. And "Jason" is just like cancer.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Oct 18, 2012 9:02:54 AM

  13. I love seeing ads for Scott Brown running alongside this story about the GOProud a-holes: Jewish Nazis for the 21st century.

    Posted by: Bingo | Oct 18, 2012 9:05:04 AM

  14. @ WILL, totally agree, I mean getting worked up about them is a waste of time. The majority of us are fighting for our rights and will pull ahead, progress and leave these fools behind. I worry about the homophobic politicians not their dogs that they kick who keep coming back for more. These GOProud-ers have absolutely no influence on anything. They are not worth our time.

    Posted by: WayneMPLS | Oct 18, 2012 9:11:29 AM

  15. That's some severe psychopathy.

    Posted by: endo | Oct 18, 2012 9:25:13 AM

  16. Birds of a feather . . .

    Posted by: Rob Zeleniak | Oct 18, 2012 9:30:13 AM

  17. GOProud is the only "gay" group I've have ever heard of that actually does absolutely zero to advance gay equality. In fact, they seem to actively work against it and embrace the most extreme elements of the Repub party. If it's members are actually gay, I say we disown them. But I'm starting to think that GOProud is a hoax by some org like NOM with guys who say they're gay for the sole purpose of basing gays - so NOM can say "see, even gays think marriage equality is wrong".

    Posted by: Chadd | Oct 18, 2012 9:33:00 AM

  18. This idiot needs to get out of his highrise or estate and meet some of the wonderful LGBT kids who have been disowned by their parents. Dispicable. And dangerous.

    Posted by: elangay | Oct 18, 2012 9:55:24 AM

  19. Some say every gay man must have his diva. Barron has found his in Coulter.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Oct 18, 2012 10:19:37 AM

  20. Barron is such an embarrassment that I wish he'd go straight. At least that would explain the idiocy of his positions....

    Mr. Barron please take your red carpet and roll it up permanently....

    Posted by: TonyJazz | Oct 18, 2012 10:20:05 AM

  21. Pig.

    Posted by: Sam Armstrong | Oct 18, 2012 10:37:56 AM

  22. Chris Barron, of course you'll stand by your buddy Ann Coulter. You and she shared lipstick and panties on the last White Party cruise around the Caribbean.

    Chris, darling, I am SO hoping I will, um, run into you around town. Why, I can see me spilling my drink all over you even as I write this.

    I might just accidentally jerk my knee into your groin and slap you upside that silly homo head of yours, you @$$wipe little twit.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Oct 18, 2012 11:20:25 AM

  23. well, duh.

    remember: Barron's own parents, like all of the GOProud boy's parents, hate having those resentful homosexuals for sons.

    if anyone can find a better depiction of Stockholm Syndrome I'd like to see it.

    Yeah. She's an ally. And your parents also support you as gay men.

    His response is to be expected - GOProud boys embrace anti-gay bigotry from conservatives because, in their sad worlds, that's the closest they'll ever get to a hug.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Oct 18, 2012 11:44:45 AM

  24. Coulter TOTALLY is open to gay conservatives, just as the GOP is open to gays.

    All you have to do is cut off your balls, hate blacks and liberals, and lick the dogs**t off your fellow Republican's boots.

    Also, it's good to pretend the civil war wasn't about slavery and if you can run around insisting that "you're not like those other gays" you may even be allowed home for Christmas. MAYBE. Not likely, but maybe.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Oct 18, 2012 11:55:25 AM

  25. chris barron would help building the gas chambers if he thought he could get the respect and love from mommy and the repuks,he fails to realize they would push him in a minute. he really is the 21st century equivalent of a jew for hitler.

    Posted by: walter | Oct 18, 2012 12:08:31 PM

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