Earlier this month, a conservative gay rights group--how's that for an oxymoron--GOProud announced that it would be a co-sponsor of this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference. Yes, gay mens and womens, who call themselves Republican, were going to co-host a big to-do for a conservative political group. Does it get any nuttier?
Of course it does. It always does when republicans are involved. See, the inclusion of GOProud has led to a backlash from the anti-gay right; I prefer to dub them the anti-gay wrong, but that's just me. Still, that group of asshats is threatening to boycott CPAC if the GOProud sponsorship isn’t removed.
Coll-headed CPAC director, Lisa De Pasquale, is “satisfied” that GOProud “do not represent a ‘radical leftist agenda’ and thus “should not be rejected as a CPAC cosponsor.” But David Keene, the head of CPAC’s main organizing group, attempted to appease his flock of bigots and haters who mask their bigotry and hatred with teabags and religion, by announcing that that GOProud would not have a speaking spot and that gay rights issues would not be “open to debate.”
So, we, and I mean we as gay folks, not we as Republicans, can sponsor your hatefest, but we cannot speak, because gay rights issues are not debatable.
Which begs the question: if you are a gay man or woman, why the fuck are you affiliated with a party that finds LGBT issues to be non-debatable? Do you need more proof that the Republican party neither wants you, nor wants to represent you? If you're gay, and a Republican, goddess help you, tell me why.