Friday, February 18, 2011

2012 CPAC to reach out to 'social conservatives'

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Barber had objected, "Among other things, GOProud advocates in favor of both 'gay marriage' and 'civil unions,' against pro-marriage constitutional amendments; is pushing for the repeal of the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' and advocates in favor of federal 'partnership benefits' for homosexuals."
"This group is pushing a radical leftist agenda that is an affront to the GOP platform, conservatism and, most importantly, the Word of God," he said.
GOProud's ownwebsitesaid, "GOProud, the only national organization for gay conservatives and their allies, announced they are a cosponsor of CPAC 2010. Jimmy LaSalvia, GOProud's executive director, said, 'GOProud is thrilled to be a cosponsor of the single most important conservative gathering in the country.'"
Founded in 1964, ACU explains it "represents the views of Americans who are concerned with economic growth through lower taxes and reduced government spending and the issues of liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values and national security."
Its CPAC is "the nation's largest gathering of conservatives annually."
According to a blogger at the FrumForum,Cardenas earlier had warned it was "going to be difficult" to work with GOProud going forward.
He had cited the "behavior and attitude" of the homosexuality advocates, in light of the description by their leader, Chris Barron, of ACU Foundation chairman Cleta Mitchell as "a nasty bigot."
Barron later apologized, saying he reached his breaking point because of "unfair and untrue attacks" on him, his friends, his organization and others.
"I shouldn't have used the language that I did to describe Cleta Mitchell," he said.
WND also reportedwhen CPAC came under criticism for allowing Suhail Khan, a Washingtonattorneyand political activist, to serve on its board.
After serving as a Republican congressional


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2012 CPAC to reach out to 'social conservatives'
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