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WorldNetDaily Drops Coulter as Speaker for Conference due to her Appearance at Homocon

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 12:09 pm - August 18, 2010.
Filed under: Divas,GOProud

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.

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26 Comments

  1. WND is the Huffington Post of the Far Right: You can always count on them to reaffirm very negative stereotype of conservatism. The main difference being, it’s perfectly acceptable to invite Arianna Huffington on your cable chat show.

    Comment by V the K — August 18, 2010 @ 12:16 pm - August 18, 2010

  2. You guys infested Ann Coulter with AIDS now she’s untouchable.

    Comment by Anonymous — August 18, 2010 @ 12:20 pm - August 18, 2010

  3. Joseph Farah and Ryan Sorba likely coordinate their message from the same booth in the local porn arcade.

    Comment by Robert — August 18, 2010 @ 12:33 pm - August 18, 2010

  4. Good. I like AC, WND are kooks!

    Comment by Tim — August 18, 2010 @ 12:50 pm - August 18, 2010

  5. “This shows that we still have our work cut out for us on the right.”

    So you are admitting, Dan, that WND is the right?

    Because I don’t think its about how much work you have to do, there is no work to be done as they CLEARLY DO NO WANT YOU. Do I need to staple that on your face?

    Comment by JS — August 18, 2010 @ 2:35 pm - August 18, 2010

  6. Well I expect JS to be leaving the Democrats any day now, considering the stance of such leftist icons as Al Sharpton and Al Franken.

    Comment by The_Livewire — August 18, 2010 @ 2:47 pm - August 18, 2010

  7. She’ll be invited back at some point.

    Comment by Sebastian Shaw — August 18, 2010 @ 3:04 pm - August 18, 2010

  8. as they CLEARLY DO NO WANT YOU. Do I need to staple that on your face?

    There’s many on the left who CLEARLY DO NOT WANT YOU and they’ll sign bills into law to prove it while mocking you at the same time. Do I have to attach that to my foot and plant it on your ass?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — August 18, 2010 @ 3:51 pm - August 18, 2010

  9. So you are admitting, Dan, that WND is the right?

    Comment by JS — August 18, 2010 @ 2:35 pm – August 18, 2010

    What’s it like being unable to tell the difference between parts and wholes? It must be frustrating when you roll up to McDonald’s and demand “cow” and somehow don’t receive a Big Mac.

    Comment by DoDoGuRu — August 18, 2010 @ 4:17 pm - August 18, 2010

  10. Please list what right-wing theocratic group(s) accepts “gay conservatives”?

    Oh that’s right there are none.

    You people illusion yourselves to believe you are accepted by the right-wing even thought you oppose SSM, you’re all on crack.

    Right-winger believe being gay is a choice, having nothing to due with biology so you’re all sinners to your average teabagger.

    The only reason you are tolerated at all by right-wingers is because you work to undermine gay rights (civil rights).

    Comment by David — August 18, 2010 @ 4:24 pm - August 18, 2010

  11. David, please put on your thinking cap before you speak; otherwise, you come across as another Leftist zombie looking for either flesh or braaaaaaiiiiiins depending on the pop culture reference.

    Comment by Sebastian Shaw — August 18, 2010 @ 4:39 pm - August 18, 2010

  12. Please list what right-wing theocratic group(s) accepts “gay conservatives”?

    Please list the right-wing “theocratic” groups.

    As to Right Wing Groups that “accept gay conservatives”:

    GOP
    RNC
    CPAC
    NRSC
    Cato
    The Ayn Rand Institute
    Pajamas Media
    Rush Limbaugh
    John McCain’s campaign
    Sarah Palin
    Tea Party Patriots
    National Review

    I’ll let others go on.

    Comment by DoDoGuRu — August 18, 2010 @ 4:43 pm - August 18, 2010

  13. I would love to see GOProud reach out to World Nuts Daily, AFA and any other such groups that oppose GOProud in the spirit of Ronald Reagan’s “my 80% friend is not my 20% enemy” principle. Seems to me that both groups should be able to agree on most issues, and should be able to unite behind the idea that it is essential to unite behind Republican candidates and defeat Democrats this fall.

    Comment by American Elephant — August 18, 2010 @ 5:13 pm - August 18, 2010

  14. *behind the scenes at first, naturally.

    Comment by American Elephant — August 18, 2010 @ 5:13 pm - August 18, 2010

  15. (Jew working with Nazi analogies in 3…2…1…)

    Comment by American Elephant — August 18, 2010 @ 5:22 pm - August 18, 2010

  16. WND is far out of the conservative mainstream and well into the the fringes on this issue. It is unfortunate that their actions will be played up to smear conservatives as a whole and to attack conservative gays in particular. And I concur with your thoughts, America Elephant. I have no doubt that GOProud would be willing to do it.

    Comment by GW — August 18, 2010 @ 5:37 pm - August 18, 2010

  17. Right-winger believe being gay is a choice, having nothing to due with biology so you’re all sinners to your average teabagger.

    How sad. Why do we need to bail out teachers, again?

    To the average TEA Partier, we’ve ALL sinned.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — August 18, 2010 @ 6:00 pm - August 18, 2010

  18. AE- I agree with Jimmy LaSalvia from GOProud — WND isn’t particularly relevant.

    The orgs that DoDo listed are.

    Comment by Bruce (GayPatriot) — August 18, 2010 @ 6:09 pm - August 18, 2010

  19. I don’t care what you do in the bedroom as long as you don’t care what I do with my hard earned money. Seems like a fair bargain to me, at least.

    And really, whether or not I DID care what you did in private with another consenting adult, its still none of the government’s business to butt their noses in it. Call that a statement from a Right winger. Pro freedom, pro self reliance. Anti – socialist.

    Comment by Ryan — August 18, 2010 @ 6:20 pm - August 18, 2010

  20. Okay, just thought it couldn’t hurt and might help. What about the AFA?

    Comment by American Elephant — August 18, 2010 @ 6:23 pm - August 18, 2010

  21. A classic pattern emerges.

    You people illusion yourselves to believe you are accepted by the right-wing even thought you oppose SSM, you’re all on crack.

    Because I don’t think its about how much work you have to do, there is no work to be done as they CLEARLY DO NO WANT YOU. Do I need to staple that on your face?

    But what is it these so-called “tolerant” leftists are doing?

    Wishing death on peoples’ children.

    Telling people to commit suicide.

    And what they’ve specifically said about Dan.

    This is the classic pattern of the abuser — they try to control and manipulate others by telling them how everyone else hates them, how worthless they are, how they have no choice but to do what the abuser tells them, and so forth.

    Sick. isn’t it? But it really gives you a window into what the gay left and the Obama Party deem to be acceptable behavior.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — August 18, 2010 @ 7:13 pm - August 18, 2010

  22. ColoradoPatriot said that to you?? The same ColoradoPatriot that contributes here?

    Comment by American Elephant — August 18, 2010 @ 8:50 pm - August 18, 2010

  23. I can’t believe this. How silly and ridiculous.

    As a social conservative I am glad she is going to be there. She has said some very unfortunate things in the past with regard to homosexuality and I am hoping this is a way for her to make amends to people she probably still disagrees with on key issues but can still respect.

    Shoot, I have even thought of how I would like to go to this conference just to see what it’s like. But … that’s a whole ‘nother conundrum. Not nearly on the level of Ann of course but … anyway.

    Comment by Randy — August 18, 2010 @ 9:16 pm - August 18, 2010

  24. ColoradoPatriot said that to you?? The same ColoradoPatriot that contributes here?

    No, it is NOT the same, thank goodness. The ColoradoPatriot here is a fine upstanding guy who would do (and has done) nothing of the sort.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — August 18, 2010 @ 9:59 pm - August 18, 2010

  25. I always felt WND was like the Enquirer of right wing sites. Did Farah name the “twisted and dangerous ideas” that GOProud holds or is this a simple case of religious based homophobia.

    Comment by Bosch Fawstin — August 18, 2010 @ 10:07 pm - August 18, 2010

  26. Phew! That’s a relief.

    Comment by American Elephant — August 18, 2010 @ 11:00 pm - August 18, 2010

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