I am thrilled to help announce the birth of a new national gay conservative organization, GOProud.Â As long-time readers know I have been very critical of the national Log Cabin Republicans for many years.
Their left-of-center positions on important issues have bothered me as LCR has continually sucked the teet of the Gay Leftist agenda.Â LCR’s silence and unwillingness to stand up and be vocal on true gay conservative issues (outing of Republican staffers, increasing threat of gays being selectively aborted, peril gays face by Islamic extremists) has been mind-boggling.Â Â And LCR’s continued obsession in trashing Republicans, yet letting Democrats get a pass on their gay-related hypocrisies, has been infruriating.
Many of you, friends and critics alike, have told me if I wasn’t happy with LCR to do something about it.Â I have tried shining light on the organization from GayPatriot.org.Â But many of us felt more had to be done.
So I’m proud to announce my involvement as a board member of this new organization.Â Many more details will follow and I will be sure to let you know how to get involved.Â Â For now, please go to GOProud.org and sign up.
A dissident faction of gay conservatives is launching a rival group to the traditional voice of gay Republicans, the Log Cabin Republicans.
GOPROUD, the new 527 group, will launch next week, according to a media advisory. The contact given for the group is Christopher Barron, a former Log Cabin political director who broke with the group.
“Essentially, there’s no voice for gay Republicans or gay conservatives in particular in D.C. right now.Â Log Cabin has been completely and totally absent here in D.C. for months and months,” Barron said.Â Â Â “It has simply moved way too far from the left and is basically indistinguishable from any other gay left organization.”
The ideological battle has been playing out in the gay media and on some blogs for a while, spurred in part by the Blade’s revelation that the Log Cabin Republicans’ biggest backer is a prominent Democrat, Tim Gill. Their complaint, in general, is that Log Cabin has grown indistinguishable from left-leaning gay rights groups.
The blog GayPatriot has been making the case for a split, and arguing that gay rights groups should make the case for same-sex marriage to a broader political spectrum.
[RELATED: Washington Blade picks up the story, too.]
Being gay doesn’t make you a liberal, being conservative doesn’t make you a bigot.
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