In another coup for the fledging gay conservative group GOProud, they’ve snagged “Conservative Media Mogul Andrew Breitbart” for their Advisory Council:
“I applaud GOProud’s strong, principled conservatism and admire their courage to defy the left’s stifling demand for group conformity,” said Andrew Breitbart. “As a fierce opponent of the cultural Marxism and political correctness that divides Americans into different identity groups, I embrace the American motto E Pluribus Unum as an antidote to the Democratic Party’s divide and conquer strategy.”
Breitbart joins Margaret Hoover, Grover Norquist and Tammy Bruce on the GOProud Advisory Council.
Commenting on Breitbart’s decision to join the board, Christopher Barron, Chairman of GOProud’s Board, observed that
Andrew Breitbart is on the cutting edge of the conservative movement. No one better exemplifies the growing strength of the new media more than Andrew Breitbart. Andrew is a fearless, committed advocate for conservative principles and we welcome him to the GOProud leadership team
I should note that GOProud is doing something I long lobbied Log Cabin to do (when I was a club office and president in the 1990s): build bridges to the conservative movement. Kudos to Chris and Jimmy LaSalvia for making connections with leading conservatives, particularly Breitbart, a man on the cutting edge of efforts to use new media to promote our ideas.
With each passing day, they help provide evidence that the principles which undergird modern American conservatism are inclusive ones — and that while there may still be a few voices of intolerance on the right, by and large American conservatives are willing to welcome openly gay people into their counsels and confabs. They may not agree with us on all issues, but they are willing to work with us. And willing to listen.