Tuesday, October 11, 2011

GOProud: Breaking the Camel's Back

I have long defended the principle of having gay conservative groups. I believe that one of the best ways to change the Republican party from being the homophobic party that it currently is and has been is from the inside. However, I have my limits when it comes to being understanding. GOProud, one of these gay/conservative groups has taken itself beyond those limits. This group actually has Ann Coulter as a board member. This woman is no friend to gay people at all. Quite the opposite, when she was against the repeal of DADT, she is against marriage equality, and the list goes on and on and on. She calls liberals in general a "Godless" lot ("Godless: The Church of Liberalism" was the title of a book she wrote). This is akin to having a KKK member on the board of the NAACP. When it comes to gay rights (or anything that resembles human decency), this woman has zero redeeming qualities. It's as if this organization is actually working against the rights for which the rest of us, including other gay/conservative groups like the Log Cabin Republicans, are fighting so hard. Even though I still feel that gay/conservative groups are still worth having, GOProud is no longer a group that I can defend.

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