Guess the folks at WorldNetDaily were so pleased with the success of the American Family Association’s (AFA) boycott of Home Depot that they decided to engage in a little temper tantrum of their own. They dropped Ann Coulter as a speaker for their “‘Taking America Back National Conference’ next month because of her plan to address an event titled ‘HOMOCON’ sponsored by the homosexual (sic) Republican group GOProud that promotes same-sex marriage and military service for open homosexuals (sic).”
This shows that we still have our work cut out for us on the right. While openly gay conservatives have, by and large, found welcome on the right, exceptions do remains.
Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, contends GOProud has a very “‘unconservative’ agenda”. Huh? Guess, he doesn’t like small government and individual freedom.
In reply, Coulter stood firm:
That’s silly, I speak to a lot of groups and do not endorse them. I speak at Harvard and I certainly don’t endorse their views. I’ve spoken to Democratic groups and liberal Republican groups that loooove abortion. The main thing I do is speak on college campuses, which is about the equivalent of speaking at an al-Qaida conference. I’m sure I agree with GOProud more than I do with at least half of my college audiences. But in any event, giving a speech is not an endorsement of every position held by the people I’m speaking to. I was going to speak for you guys, I think you’re nuts on the birther thing (though I like you otherwise!).
Good for her, meanwhile Farrah continues in a rant reminiscent of some things I’ve seen in the comment threads to this blog (only twisted to fit his partisan perspective), “GOProud is about infiltration of the conservativemovement and dividing it from within with twisted and dangerous ideas way out of the mainstream of American public opinion.”
Twisted and dangerous ideas? Guess he must have a problem with that freedom thing.