A right-wing Catholic group is criticizing the inclusion of LGBT conservative group GOProud at this weekend’s Conservative Action Political Conference (CPAC), painting GOProud as a rainbow-colored “beaver” threatening to chomp away at what they describe as one of the three primary legs of conservative politics, as pictured above.
Right Wing Watch reported that Tradition, Family, and Property has been distributing a flyer during the conference called “Why GOProud Does Not Belong at CPAC.”
“To be true to itself, the conservative movement must battle on all three conservative fronts (defense, fiscal, and social),” the flyer stated, adding that “individuals and organizations who subscribe to only one or two of the conservative movement’s three legs are still welcome to join the coalition, but should refrain from publicly opposing the rest of the movement’s efforts on the leg or legs they disagree on.”
The flyer shows the GOProud “beaver” gnawing on the “social” leg of conservatism, while a man nervously looks down.
After not being invited in 2012 and 2013, GOProud was invited back in a limited capacity to CPAC last month, prompting co-founder Jimmy Barron to resign.
Barron accused the current GOProud board of being “willing to essentially be the stooges of the anti-gay folks” behind CPAC.
But Tradition, Family, and Property, in turn, criticized CPAC organizers for inviting Barron’s former group back in the first place, arguing that GOProud could not call itself conservative because “it directly opposes the work of social conservative activists and contributes to America’s moral ruin, through the weakening of the family – the first and fundamental building block of society[.]”
The Catholic group also said GOProud’s support for marriage equality constituted an effort to undermine “the votes and dreams of millions of God-fearing Americans.”
[Image via Right Wing Watch]
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