As Pam Spaulding notes, Diana Cardenas (the wife of ACU President Al Cardenas) participated in a now-deleted Facebook exchange which only clarified that “this is one family that philosophically rolls with the LaBarberas, the Phelps Klan and other extremist homophobes and certified hate groups.” From the post:
Rena, it IS a threat to society. It is not nature’s way. They can’t procreate, can they?….You hvae them in your family? Well, there is no reason not to like them or love them, the same way you would love one who has a disability, or an illness, etc. I just DO NOT want them pushing their agenda on the majority who are not. This is just about sexual preference–keep it in the bedroom!!!! It is not about being denied any constitutional rights…..Ana, I got your point…..I am just tired of this topic being shoved in our face continually by all these gay activists and I have to ventilate my feelings…. You know I always wondered why homosexuals are referred to as ‘gay’, kind of an oxymoron? Nothing really ‘gay’ about them or their movement……I am all for intellectual honesty too!!
To their credit, some conservatives — including Andrew Breitbart who sits on GOPRoud’s board — have denounced CPAC’s decision, arguing that “barring GOProud from a huge political event in a Presidential election year will only serve to fracture the conservative movement.” “What the American Conservative Union did with CPAC has nothing to do with true conservative values, because GOProud supports those, conservative blogger Jeff Dunetz wrote.
Many prominent Republicans support LGBT equality, including Vice President Dick Cheney, Laura Bush, Ted Olson, and Ambassador John Bolton.