GOProud’s chairman of the board Christopher Barron is angry that liberals haven’t supported their sponsorship of the ultraconservative wingnut CPAC conference. Barron writes in a Metro Weekly editorial:
In a case of truly strange bedfellows, the gay left has joined the most radical elements of the social conservative movement in attacking GOProud’s participation. You can understand the fear of extremists on the far right: They know the impact GOProud’s sponsorship will have on undercutting their anti-gay message. These people rely on manipulating fear of what is unknown or different. But why is the gay left so angry about it? The answer is simple. They are far more interested in politics then they are in achieving equality of opportunity for gays and lesbians and their families. For much of the gay left the world is divided into two easily definable camps: Democrats, who by definition are infallible and should be defended at all costs; and Republicans, who regardless of their positions on LGBT issues are the enemy.
Because we should be cheering on GOProud’s funding of the very people with their boots on our necks.