It’s too bad Wayne Besen’s colleague can’t let go of his distaste for gay conservatives long enough to realize the significance of the news Wayne linked on his facebook page and that colleague reported on his website:
Liberty University Law School has withdrawn as a co-sponsor of next month’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington because a Republican homosexual activist group is being allowed to co-sponsor the event.
That “homosexual” activist group is our friends at GOProud. While the colleague uses the occasion to slam gay conservatives, we have an (yet another) example of the increasing tolerance conservatives are showing for gay people. Ridden out on a rail we are not.
Kudos to CPAC for standing up to pressure from a social conservative group seeking to keep gays out of the conservative movement. And kudos to GOProud for reaching out to the conservative movement. Their efforts help break down prejudices against people like us, promoting a broad-based conservative movement, based on the ideas of Ronald Reagan rather than the prejudices of Pat Robertson.
Gay activists should welcome this news; it shows that Americans of all stripes are becoming increasingly tolerant and accepting of gay people. And shouldn’t their goal be an America were gay people are welcome in all endeavors? But, it seems that trashing conservatives has become such a part of the modus operandi of some gay leftists that even as the facts change, their prejudices do not.
So, let’s sum up, this is great news, particularly for broad-minded conservatives; a leading conservative organization, perhaps the leading conservative group, would rather lose the sponsorship of a prominent social conservative institution than exclude a fledging gay conservative organization.