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Michael van der Galien

CPAC 2010: The GOProud Controversy

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Posted on December 30 2009 9:00 am
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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Submitted by Jon Henke on Tue, 12/29/2009 – 13:07

A couple weeks ago, the American Family Association protested CPAC’s inclusion of GOProud – a gay conservative group – as a CPAC 2010 sponsor. They may say they don’t hate homosexuals, but the AFA rhetoric makes it pretty clear that they don’t want gay people around.

A spokesman for the American Family Association says a Republican homosexual activist group doesn’t belong at a popular conservative political conference in February. … “The bottom line is that homosexuality is not a conservative value,” Fischer states emphatically.

Unsurprisingly, WorldNetDaily is leaping to participate in the bigotry, saying that “A viral alarm [is] spreading among conservatives that the American Conservative Union is accepting homosexual sponsorship for its annual Conservative Political Action Conference…” and adding “Campaign launched to reject support from homosexuals”. AFA Action is demanding other conservative organizations oppose GOProud participation at CPAC, saying “groups that promote the normalization of homosexual behavior should be resisted without reserve or compromise by any genuinely conservative organization.”

More at The Next Right.

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