Taking an interest in the handful of conservative groups boycotting CPAC because of the participation of our friends from GOProud, the New York Times‘s Erick Eckholm becomes the latest reporter to make a minor divide on the right appear to be a major schism, still he does treat the rapidly growing gay conservative group fairly and even gives Chris Barron the last word:
But Mr. Barron, the GOProud chairman, said he was confident that the Conservative Union would not reverse course. “I think 10 years from now,” he said, “people will forget there was ever a discussion over whether a truly conservative gay group should participate.”
Read the whole thing.
Chris is right. Ten years from now. This won’t even be an issue. Heck, we might not even have to wait that long.
Do hope all this hullabaloo causes people to focus on the real goals of modern American conservatism, that the ideas undergirding this movement are not rooted in animosity against those who differ from the norm, but born from the ideal of freedom for all those who wish to partake of the American dream