I'm not the most radical guy on this blog (by a long shot) but I sure as heck am not a conservative. However, GOProud did catch my attention when they went to CPAC and ended up making some inroads and impact - evident when an anti-gay speaker got booed off stage for condemning their presence there.
When they announced last week that they were inviting habitual hate-monger Ann Coulter to their big gay conservative gala, my eyebrows went up. I contacted everyone I know in GOProud and said, "You've got to be kidding me."
Now I'm starting to see their game. Ann's confirmation with the group has sparked a massive uproar in the conservative nutcase community, and it seems that GOProud is playing an interesting game of exposing those rifts in the community and exploiting them. I used to wonder who - when push came to shove - GOProuders would be more loyal to: the gay community or their gay-hating party. I'm starting to trust they're on the right side of the fight (albeit on the wrong side of a few things, in my humble opinion).
Read along as GOProud Board Chair Christopher Barron calls out Peter LaBarbera after the jump.