GOProud will once again be in attendance at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington DC from February 10 – 12. This will be the second year that GOProud will be a full participant at this event.
CPAC 2011 promises to be an exciting launch pad for the 2012 election campaign. Scheduled speakers include: Governor Haley Barbour, Andrew Breitbart, Arthur Brooks, Liz Cheney, Ann Coulter, Governor Mitch Daniels, Newt Gingrich, David Horowitz, Mike Huckabee, Wayne LaPierre, Senator Mitch McConnell, Col. Ollie North (Ret.), Representative Ron Paul, Governor Tim Pawlenty, Governor Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Representative Paul Ryan, Rick Santorum, Senator John Thune.
But of course, CPAC is not without its controversy. And that controversy, for the second year in a row, centers on the very visible presence of GOProud. Several conservative groups are boycotting the event to protest the inclusion of this conservative gay and lesbian organization. Those boycotters turning their noses up at CPAC this year include the American Family Association, the Family Research Council, and the Heritage Foundation.
The fact that such a major event like CPAC has welcomed a gay organization should serve clear notice on the virulent anti-gay wing of the conservative movement. Homosexuality can no longer continue to be the bugbear of US conservatism. But heck, if that’s what floats your boat, then check out some of the comments to the CPAC article in the Wall Street Journal. We’re certainly scaring some folks.
Lezzies and Homos and Bi’s, Oh My!