Saturday, April 11, 2009

GOP 'Proud' Breaks Apart Gay Republicans

A dissident faction of gay conservatives has launched a rival group to challenge the traditional voice of gay Republicans: the Log Cabin Republicans.

GOPROUD, the new 527 group, will launch next week, according to a media advisory. The contact given for the group is Christopher Barron, a former Log Cabin political director who broke with the group.

"Essentially, there's no voice for gay Republicans or gay conservatives in particular in D.C. right now. Log Cabin has been completely and totally absent here in D.C. for months and months," Barron said.

"It has simply moved way too far to the left and is basically indistinguishable from any other gay left organization."

The ideological battle has been playing out in the gay media and on some blogs for a while, but who cares. Anyone that still calls themselves gay and wraps themselves up in a Republican umbrella is porous and ought to get rained on.

You can't just argue anymore that the 'philosophies' of the GOP mirror your own, not when the issues of the day are gay marriage, gay rights, gay partnerships.

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