Another Joseph Farah WingNutDaily e-blast has hit my inbox, and he continues his downward sanity spiral over HOMOCON, GOProud and the fact that there are actually gay conservatives. Apparently this was OK as long as they were silent and in the closet. They are now too uppity for Farah, and are destroying the definition of conservative.
Conservatives get homo conned
What the right is losing as it ‘gains’ homosexual support
The first definition of “conservative” in most dictionaries is something like this: “disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change.”
If that definition is accurate, many self-proclaimed “conservatives” have already betrayed their cause of preserving the most important institution to any civilized or self-governing society, while others are treating marriage as if it’s just another issue on which good people can disagree.
That’s the capitulation I see since the recent arrival on the scene by a well-funded group called GOProud, which bills itself as a “gay” conservative organization.
GOProud scored a publicity and political coup recently by securing conservative star Ann Coulter as a keynote speaker at its “Homocon” conference in New York Sept. 25.
“Homocon” is an appropriate name for the event – because the homos are conning conservatives into believing they are a legitimate, sincere and vital part of their movement and people who share many of the same fundamental convictions. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Coulter reacted with fury and ad hominem attacks on my character and religious faith when I dropped her as a keynote speaker at my own conference in Miami a week earlier because of the validation she was providing for this group, which recently was accepted as a co-sponsor of the Conservative Political Action Conference, largest annual gathering of conservatives in Washington.
That decision led Sarah Palin and Sean Hannity to turn down invitations to address CPAC and a handful of conservative organizations to withdraw from co-sponsorship, not because, as some suggest, they are “anti-gay,” but rather because they recognize a “homo con” when they see one.
GOProud claims to be conservative, but it’s not. It’s conning the conservative movement – or what is rapidly becoming the formerly conservative movement.
You know, what’s funny is that I can imagine some Dems feeling equally peeved (albeit for different political reasons) about the increasing volume of out and proud voices in the LGBT movement calling for equality when it’s causing them political agita.
It’s not that far off really, save the GOP has an even longer way to go to feel comfortable slice off the relgious bigots that comprise its base. The irony is that for the first two years of his presidency, Barack Obama has been wasting his time courting the religious anti-gays, chasing phantom votes in more conservative demos rather than doing the right thing by the administration (and party’s) loyal base of LGBT voters. Sigh. No GAyTM for you…
Farah’s entertaining spittle-producing rant continues below the fold.
What does GOProud stand for? Hate-crime laws, open homosexuality in the U.S. military, non-discrimination against homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendereds in any workplace, tax code changes to protect “domestic partnerships,” expansion of health-care benefits to “domestic partners,” the expansion of U.S. military operations to force other countries to legalize sodomy, federal perks for people based on their sexual proclivities and, of course, same-sex marriage.
As GOProud Chairman Christopher Barron explained in a Twitter posting of 4:04 p.m. Aug. 4, just before announcing his big Coulter coup: “We are a gay organization, we only work on gay issues, we have never claimed otherwise. My God people.”
The real goal of GOProud is infiltration and subversion of the conservative movement – and it is highly successful in its early efforts. It is softening up the movement that has provided much of the opposition to the very non-conservative agenda of the homosexual rights movement.
So why are conservatives so eager to validate this effort?
I don’t know, but they are.
Glenn Beck sees no threat to the nation from same-sex marriage. Coulter is being exploited shamelessly by the homo conners, allowing herself to be portrayed as “the Judy Garland of the right,” whatever that means. Grover Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform sits on the group’s board. Conservative bloggers like RedState.org’s Erick Erickson and the Daily Caller’s Tucker Carlson are embracing GOProud’s entry into their movement.
What’s going on here?
Is this naiveté? Or something more sinister?
I don’t have the answer, but it is an ominous sign for the formerly conservative movement – which seems to be going soft the preservation of the most important institution of all, marriage.
Even more shocking is how few name-brand conservatives are speaking out on this outrage.
Where are the pro-family organizations? Why are they so quiet? Where are the other celebrity conservatives? Why aren’t they speaking out? Where are the Christian leaders? Why does it take a lifelong journalist, a newsman, a pundit, to point out what’s happening here?
Is it because others are afraid of the wrath that comes with disagreeing with the celebrity conservatives? Is that what this movement has become? If so, the homo con has already succeeded. The conservatives have caved. It has been seduced by a small band of well-heeled homosexuals and intimidated by loud-mouthed allies.
Is that it?
Is it over?
What’s left to conserve after marriage is gone?