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Posted by Bruce Carroll at 11:52 am - November 16, 2005.
Filed under: Log Cabin Republicans

Hot off the presses!

For Immediate Release
November 16, 2005

Log Cabin Announces Departure of Political Director
Barron to Lead Republican Outreach Efforts for Planned Parenthood

(Washington, DC) – “Log Cabin Republicans thank Chris Barron for his loyal and professional service to this organization. He has been a huge asset to Log Cabin and we wish him the best in his new position. Chris has helped us achieve important progress in making the conservative case for gay and lesbian equality,” said Log Cabin President Patrick Guerriero.

Chris Barron joined Log Cabin as Political Director in February of 2004. He coordinated Log Cabin’s lobbying efforts to defeat the anti-family Federal Marriage Amendment. Barron also implemented a GOP lobby strategy for HIV/AIDS funding, hate crimes legislation, federal employment non-discrimination legislation, and legislation repealing the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy. Early next month, Barron will join the Planned Parenthood Federation of America as the head of Republican outreach efforts.

“Over the past 2 years, Chris Barron was on the front lines fighting for an inclusive GOP, fueling Log Cabin’s unprecedented growth across America, and fighting to defend our families from attacks by the voices of intolerance,” said Guerriero.

“It has been an honor to serve as Log Cabin’s Political Director during one of the most important moments for our organization and for our community. I thank Patrick and the Board for their leadership during my time at Log Cabin,” said Chris Barron. “I look forward to continuing being a part of the Log Cabin family, and continuing to support this organization in its fight for basic fairness for our families.”

-Bruce (GayPatriot)



  1. Leaving the Cabin

    Even in a hotel ballroom in Midtown, Gay Patriot breaks news about the Log Cabin Republicans: It seems the alliance between gay-rights groups and pro-abortion groups grows ever stronger.

    Look, I will “come out” and say that I am essentially “pro-ch…

    Trackback by The Malcontent — November 16, 2005 @ 12:55 pm - November 16, 2005

  2. There are lots of gays who are opposed to abortion. I’m one of them, though I am pro-choice because my libertarian side tells me that this is not a decision that should be made by the government, that’s just too much interference in personal lives. But, as always, you drastically oversimplify things. Yes, Planned Parenthood is pro-choice, but look for one half a second at the NAME of the organization: PLANNED Parenthood. Abortions are the result of unwanted, UNPLANNED pregnancies. The best way to reduce abortions is by providing people with accurate reproductive health information and letting them have access to birth control. Is that really something you want to mock?

    Comment by Andy — November 16, 2005 @ 1:34 pm - November 16, 2005

  3. Oh, come on. Left-wing organizations choose names specifically for the purpose of obscuring their real agenda. (e.g. “Air America,” and “People for the American Way”). Pro-abortion groups are even more prone to use deceptive language. They don’t even call it abortion, they use the euphemism “choice.” Curiously, it seems that abortion is the only “choice” they are interested in promoting. And when legislature try to enact legislation for informed consent, to educate women about the “choice” they are about to make, the pro-abortion crowd suddenly decides ignorance is bliss.

    Comment by V the K — November 16, 2005 @ 2:05 pm - November 16, 2005

  4. That’s going to create a perceived leadership vacuum at LCR; first field director Cook for his Congressional race, now political director Barone for Planned Parenthood.

    Comment by Ted B. — November 16, 2005 @ 2:23 pm - November 16, 2005

  5. Who knows, maybe they’ll get some leaders who aren’t Gay Left stand-ins.

    Comment by Calarato — November 16, 2005 @ 4:37 pm - November 16, 2005

  6. Good bye to a former Edwards for President volunteer – when Patrick is fired this organization may be able to get some traction in the GOP but it won’t happen with these two clowns – now one – running LCR – PG is next –

    Patrick never saves email (even ones trashing his board) but someone else has and has delivered them to DC court – the good news is that some board members will soon find out what their golden boy REALLY thinks of them — Tom W, Andy H, Bob K, Bill B and others will want to read it quickly and maybe have a conference call WITHOUT their ed.

    Comment by buckeye bill — November 16, 2005 @ 11:04 pm - November 16, 2005

  7. Is there one organization that doesn’t suffer the blog comments wrath of the armchair conservative homosexuals? Any, at all? Because sometimes it really seems like most of the talk on here could be occuring among that proverbial group of bitchy queens at the end of the gay bar: All bitching, all the time.

    Oh, and by the way, I was adopted through Planned Parenthood, an organization that all involved–me, birthparents, parents–greatly appreciate. So I guess that makes me a rabid leftist that uses deceptive language. My birth parents made a choice and my parents made a choice; the former weren’t ready for parenthood, the latter planned for it.

    Comment by jimmy — November 17, 2005 @ 12:55 pm - November 17, 2005

  8. I was adopted through Planned Parenthood, an organization that all involved–me, birthparents, parents–greatly appreciate.

    You would’t be able to appreciate it if they had opted for the other choice. You didn’t get to choose.

    Comment by John — November 17, 2005 @ 11:45 pm - November 17, 2005

  9. The problem with LCR is relevance. They are not relevant with the current GOP, but that is not solely because their leaders are socially liberal. LCR was generally useless throughout most of the 90’s, and although the first year or so of GWB’s tenure saw some moderation on gay issues, Rich Tafel seemed to do nothing to keep that path going. The administration began to lurch sharply to the right in 2002 and 2003, and LCR was unable to make a difference. As of now the GOP does not feel they have any reason to be moderate on gay issues, and gays saying, “hey, I’m conservative too” or “I hate abortion too” probably won’t change that. What it may take is defeating reactionary, useless Republicans in primaries, and showing that the usual catchphrases and scare tactics are not enough to be powerful in the GOP.

    The other problem is that many pro-life movers and shakers probably don’t want to associate with pro-life gays. I remember a few years ago when a pro-life organization arrested pro-life gays who tried to demonstrate in their march.

    Comment by Carl — November 18, 2005 @ 3:28 am - November 18, 2005

  10. And I’m not saying all Republicans are reactionary or useless. But there are certainly some Republicans, like some Democrats, who are so entrenched in state or federal government and give nothing back to voters. They can be defeated with the right candidate and enough effort.

    Comment by Carl — November 18, 2005 @ 3:35 am - November 18, 2005

  11. I agree with Jimmy…. This blog hasn’t changed when it comes to commenting on Log Cabin Republicans. The classy thing to do would be to congratulate Chris Barron on his new job. Instead it’s the usual bitchy queen nonsense.

    Comment by Eva Young — November 18, 2005 @ 4:32 pm - November 18, 2005

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