Why GOProud does not belong at CPAC!
On February 20, 2014 The Wall Street Journal reported that, “Conservative Political Action Conference will welcome back a guest that has been shunned in recent years: GOProud, a conservative gay-rights organization.” GOProud is participating in CPAC as a guest, not as a “participating organization” or official co-sponsor.
CPAC tickets are sold to any individual wishing to attend—conservative or liberal—but media reports state that the GOProud organization is a guest of the American Conservative Union (CPAC’s parent organization), as opposed to its members attending in their personal capacity.
In a statement provided to The Christian Post, Dan Schneider, ACU executive director, affirmed: "We welcome GOProud's attendance at this year's CPAC conference…. I believe their presence could help establish a productive relationship in the future."
This blurring of the distinction between individual members and the organization is encouraged by GOProud co-directors Ross Hemminger and Matthew Bechstein who state: “We are looking forward to attending CPAC as guests of the American Conservative Union.” And, in an interview with National Journal, Hemminger said: “We really just want to be part of the conservative movement…. We want to establish a fruitful and respectful relationship.”
Why is GOProud a welcomed and official guest at CPAC,when it advocates the legalization of same-sex “marriage,” thus undermining the votes and dreams of millions of God-fearing Americans?
How can GOProud consider itself conservative when it directly opposes the work of social conservative activists and contributes to America’s moral ruin, through the weakening of the family—the first and fundamental building block of society?
The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property—TFP nd its America Needs Fatima campaign protests against the continued attempts of GOProud to cast itself as a bona fide member of the conservative movement. In our opinion, it cannot be a bona fide member, and we invite all CPAC attendees to read below our reasons why.
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