“Conservative” business group brings pro-homosexual “Rainbow on the Right” panel to CPAC
Folks, my friend and America’s Survival president Cliff Kincaid is getting a lot of flack from the Left and LGBT activists over this piece (below) highlighting Marxist connections to homosexual activism. CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., begins today and runs through Saturday.
In protest of CPAC denying the homosexual-activist Republican group “GOProud” a sponsoring role at its annual conference, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) used its privilege as a major CPAC sponsor to hold a special panel (tonight) titled, “A Rainbow on the Right: Growing the Coalition, Bringing Tolerance Out of the Closet,” which will promote “inclusion” of homosexuals (and Republican “gay” activist groups like GOProud) in the conservative movement. Among the CEI panelists is libertarian, pro-“gay marriage” pundit Margaret Hoover and GOProud co-founder Jimmy LaSalvia — but not a single stalwart social conservative like Kincaid who opposes the homosexual activist agenda on principle.
Homosexual activism — fighting for “rights” based on sexual deviancy — and oxymoronic “same-sex marriage” are the antithesis of conservatism. Certainly, practicing homosexuals can vote Republican and be conservative on various issues — taxes, foreign policy, etc. And they can even oppose what I call the “Big Gay Government” agenda, which is in the vanguard of repressing religious freedom — ironically, in the name of “nondiscrimination.” But I have found that usually the personal “gay” aspect of “gay conservatives” dominates and drives them to be very anti-conservative on that particular issue. An example is supposed “conservative” and open lesbian Tammy Bruce. She is terrific on many issues and an articulate critic of leftist excesses. But when it comes to her pet issue, homosexuality, Bruce at times has behaved like a typical irrational, left-wing extremist.
Years ago, in a response to a release AFTAH put out critical of “Gay Day” at Disney World, Bruce interviewed me on her radio show, posing as a bullying “homophobe.” (I foolishly had failed to research her before appearing on the show.) In the radio business this is known as an ambush interview. Executing her on-air ruse, Bruce tried to goad me into saying that it was OK to get violent with homosexuals — because, of course, from Bruce’s fanatical and warped perspective, my opposition to homosexual activism meant that I “hated gays” enough to want to beat them up! (AFTAH and its predecessor, The Lambda Report, have from their inception (LR in 1993) condemned violence against and hatred of homosexuals.)
Thankfully, I didn’t play into Bruce’s jaundiced “gay” stereotype, because I don’t hate homosexuals. Frustrated that I didn’t fall for her “Religious-Right-as-Antigay-Bully” trap, she closed the show by defiantly announcing that she was an “out lesbian” and that I had one minute to respond. It was a harrowing experience that violated all rules of civil discourse. I ended up haltingly affirming that it’s OK to oppose homosexuality and that doesn’t translate into “hating gays.”
It was telling that Bruce never had the courage or decency to provide me a tape of the program when I requested it. She also never apologized to me, because I suppose the ends justify the means and “hateful homophobic bigots” like me deserve to be mistreated, right? (Even now, Bruce — like GOProud co-founder Chris Barron — blocks me on her Twitter account; sign up to follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PeterLaBarbera.)
I tell this story to illustrate the folly of the Republican Party folding “out and proud” homosexuality — and “gay” activism of GOProud’s variety — into its Big Tent. First and foremost, homosexual behavior is immoral and hence defending it – much less ascribing it legal rights — is anti-conservative, assuming that conservatives defend Judeo-Christian mores.
But practically speaking, at some level, most pro-homosexual ideologues are, at best, intolerant of religious conservatives and, at worst, despise them. Because they war against the GOP’s pro-family/pro-traditional-marriage platform, homosexual activists like GOProud — an admittedly “gay” activist group — always will be a divisive force in the Republican Party and help alienate its natural, social conservative base.
As far as young people go, I’m with Laurie Higgins of Illinois Family Action: rather then seeking to accommodate the pro-homosexual thinking of confused and indoctrinated youth, how about leading them into proper thinking about homosexuality.
The reality is that the GOP simply never will be able to “out-gay” the Democrats, and already the Republicans’ escalating political correctness on homosexuality has led GOP candidates to downplay or ignore the Party’s strong pro-family platform at the expense of winning elections. (Example: GOP Wisconsin U.S. Senatorial candidate and former WI governor Tommy Thompson declined to make an issue of lesbian Democratic candidate Tammy Baldwin’s radically pro-homosexual record. Thompson lost.)
Kudos to Cliff Kincaid for defending common sense in the GOP and exposing the lunacy of embracing homosexual activism in the name of “conservatism. — Peter LaBarbera, AFTAH; write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CPAC and the Conservatives
By Cliff Kincaid, March 7, 2013; this column originally appeared on the Renew America website.
The term “gay conservative” is being used by some news outlets in connection with the upcoming Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and whether certain homosexual groups should be invited to appear. There is no such thing as a “gay conservative,” unless the term “conservative” has lost all meaning. But there is a homosexual movement that has its roots in Marxism and is characterized by anti-Americanism and hatred of Christian values.
Two of this movement’s members, Bradley Manning and Floyd Corkins, have recently been in the news. Manning betrayed his country in the WikiLeaks scandal, while Corkins has pleaded guilty to trying to kill conservative officials of the Christian Family Research Council in Washington, D.C.
Rather than debate whether “gay conservatives” exist or ought to have prominent speaking roles, CPAC should be sponsoring a panel on the dangers of the homosexual movement and why some of its members seem prone to violence, terror, and treason.
Since I started out in Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) in high school, I know something about the conservative movement. It seems clear that the homosexuals are trying to make inroads in the Republican Party through the conservative movement. No one can seriously dispute this. That is partly what the CPAC controversy is all about.
But the fate of a political party is not only what is in jeopardy. Historian Paul Johnson knows something about why nations fail, and he says one reason is the acceptance of homosexuality.
Johnson’s book, The Quest for God, laments that Western society made a huge mistake by decriminalizing homosexuality and thinking that acceptance of the lifestyle on a basic level would satisfy its practitioners. He wrote, “Decriminalization made it possible for homosexuals to organize openly into a powerful lobby, and it thus became a mere platform from which further demands were launched.” It became, he says, a “monster in our midst, powerful and clamoring, flexing its muscles, threatening, vengeful and vindictive towards anyone who challenges its outrageous claims, and bent on making fundamental – and to most of us horrifying – changes to civilized patterns of sexual behavior.”
Today, this monster wants to impose itself on our children in the schools and even the Boy Scouts of America.
I know something about this as well, since I spent several years in Scouting, became an Eagle Scout, and received merit badges in various skills. My wife and I became Scout leaders. Now, the homosexual movement is determined to overturn the ban on homosexual Scoutmasters and wants to teach young men in the Boy Scouts that homosexuality is an acceptable lifestyle.
Such a campaign is objectionable on its face because the Boy Scout oath commits a young man to being “morally straight.” That “morally straight” can be considered compatible with homosexuality is a complete perversion of the English language.
Marxism lies at the heart of our moral troubles as a nation. Professor Paul Kengor notes that, in the Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx wrote openly of the “abolition of the family” and of communism abolishing “eternal truths” and “all religion, and all morality.”
It should be no surprise to learn that Harry Hay, founder of the modern “gay rights” movement, was a member of the Communist Party USA and that the FBI maintained a file on him. Hay was also a vocal supporter of the North American Man/Boy Love Association. But the homosexuals constantly tell us, of course, that there is no connection between homosexuality and pedophilia.
In his report, “The Marxist Roots of ‘Gay Liberation,'” well-known conservative commentator Robert Knight explains what motivated Marx and his followers: “Families and the moral order stand firmly in the way of any socialist revolution. Families and religion inculcate independence and a strong set of values and personal responsibility.”
Marx’s partner Frederick Engels wrote The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State, which argued in substantial detail for the abolition of the family. The family was always viewed by the communists as a target because it was a bulwark against state control of the individual and society.
What better way to destroy the family than to undermine the relationship between a man and a woman, a husband and a wife, and eliminate the need for children to have mothers and fathers?
Here, again, the homosexuals deliberately pervert the language, so that two women or two men have now become shacked-up “partners” or even “husband and wife” in “civil unions” or even “marriages.”
Hay’s contribution to communism in America was developing the idea that homosexuals, like the “workers” under capitalism, were being oppressed and had to assert their “rights.”
The donation of gay blood to the nation’s blood supply, despite the health risks, is the next “right” that the male homosexuals now are demanding the government grant to them.
As some alleged “conservatives” pretend that homosexuals are just like us, we are witnesses to a case of an openly homosexual soldier, Bradley Manning, recently admitting to leaking classified information to WikiLeaks. As Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council (FRC) has pointed out, Manning was politically motivated to do this damage to the United States. His anger over the military services’ homosexual policy is what led him to betray his country.
The FRC, a leading conservative Christian organization, was the target of “gay” rage when homosexual militant Floyd Corkins entered its Washington offices last summer and shot a security guard. Liberty Counsel points out that Corkins told the FBI after the shooting that he intended to “kill as many as possible” and smear the 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches he was carrying in the victims’ faces. Chick-fil-A had been in the news because its CEO spoke out in favor of traditional marriage.
An investigation found that Corkins identified his targets on the website of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which provides maps of locations of various alleged “hate groups” and names of their leaders and officials. I have been personally listed by them as a “radical right” leader and my “location” identified. I consider such targeting a personal threat to my family’s security and safety, and I have had to take precautions.
Incredibly, Judicial Watch discovered that SPLC head Morris Dees had appeared as the featured speaker at a “Diversity Training Event” on July 31, 2012 at the Department of Justice. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said emails obtained from DOJ gave the impression of Dees being treated like “a head of state.”
Rather than sympathize with phony “gay conservatives,” the conservative media should examine why the Obama Justice Department is honoring a group that inspired the FRC shooting and is putting more conservatives in the crosshairs of radical homosexual activists. Such a listing also exposes conservatives to death threats from Islamists, who use the SPLC as a reliable guide to their political enemies.
In this context, CPAC’s refusal to let Pamela Geller speak at next week’s event is an absolute outrage. She has become a target of the Islamists and the SPLC because she has dared to take on such issues as opposition to the Ground Zero Mosque and Al Jazeera’s expansion in the U.S. I am proud to have shared the podium with her on several occasions.
Geller has responded to this controversy by noting the facts of the case and questioning why CPAC is operating in this curious fashion. She sees Islamist influences behind some big CPAC names. Real conservatives are rallying to her defense and are demanding answers. The fate of the real conservative movement hangs in the balance.
© Cliff Kincaid
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