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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. @LittleKiwi To be fair, they hate all racial minorities, not just blacks. haha... Chris Barron is such a douchetard. Also, they don't just hate liberals, the level of ridiculousness shows contempt for their own followers. I'm just a little bit tired of seeing legitimate media give them airtime/space.

    Posted by: Mike B. | Oct 18, 2012 12:51:33 PM

  2. GOProud Member Showing What They Do Best:

    curious, what does he think a "stereotypical gay person" is?!?!?

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Oct 18, 2012 12:57:29 PM

  3. I think the 'Jewish nazi' metaphor is the best way to characterize exactly how messed up this guy is.

    To excuse attacking (and mocking) a population that is currently disenfranchised is utterly ridiculous. He's not helping ; he's literally siding with someone who does nothing but bash us. He could use his position to change minds, instead he uses it to suck up to the GOP : aka, the party trying to prevent gay people from advancing. Utterly ridiculous.

    I sincerely hope anyone who gets the chance, uses it to show him how messed up he is.

    Posted by: HOCKEYJOCK | Oct 18, 2012 1:53:39 PM

  4. @Mike B.: No. To be fair, they hate all minorities, except the categories they themselves belong to - and sometimes even then.

    @Little Kiwi: thanks, I needed a laugh.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Oct 18, 2012 1:54:10 PM

  5. Why do we pay attention to these GOProud losers? Nobody else does.

    Posted by: Randy | Oct 18, 2012 1:56:30 PM

  6. What is the Advocate doing these days? We all know about Coulter and her tasteless jokes, her and the GOProud's mouthpiece callousness about it shows how far removed from the reality they are. They aren't even tasteless with a point beyond it being a cover for contriving controversy. They're pundits, we should expect more morally and ethically and for some exasperating reason we don't

    I say let them speak and hold them to account--let them make fools of themselves in all the ways we couldn't if we tried.

    Posted by: kerwot | Oct 18, 2012 3:12:38 PM

  7. Clear proof these gay self haters are insane. Let's stop reporting their "news" - they are boring, annoying and they are just saying all this "shocking" stuff just to get attention. They are such children. We need to totally ignore them.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Oct 18, 2012 3:43:29 PM

  8. The GOProud are so desperate eating scraps from the Rightwing's table that they have missed their natural right to an equal table with equal rights. Of course Ann wants you eating the scraps, the same way the plantation owners wanted the house slaves against the field slaves.

    Posted by: Andrew | Oct 18, 2012 3:46:49 PM

  9. gay republicans are damaged

    Posted by: gomez | Oct 18, 2012 4:24:13 PM

  10. I know what Chris Barron's drag name is: Dee Lusional.

    Posted by: Chicklets | Oct 18, 2012 7:42:47 PM

  11. because Barron knows that Coulter is just performing an act. she says hateful things the right wants to hear and that will enrage liberals. It's the same schtick she's been doing for years and people on both sides keep falling for it.

    Posted by: Houndentenor | Oct 19, 2012 8:49:35 AM

  12. I think this GOProud group is all fake - how can these people actually exist? If people still refuse to beleive the moon landing happened then I don't beleive these anti-gay gays. Jewish Nazis, Gay Republicans - same friggin thing...

    Posted by: JD | Oct 19, 2012 12:27:05 PM

  13. Barron and LaSilva created GOProud as a vehicle to poke a stick at Log Cabin Republicans when they were both passed over for leadership roles. It is a theatrical farce crafted out of bitterness and they both play their parts with aplomb. This is Coulter's whole schtick as well, so is it any surprise that she and Barron became BFF's?

    You have to give Barron credit though. He actually gets people to fund his private vehicle for puffery and partying. What would he do if he had to find a real job? I guess there are always budding ponzi schemes looking for experienced managers.

    Regardless of who wins the election, GOProud will soon go bye-bye. The joke will have become stale and people like Coulter will look for something else with which to amuse themselves.

    Posted by: Surely U Jest | Oct 20, 2012 11:10:45 AM

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