CPAC’s Big, Gay Headache

0 Posted by - March 6, 2013 - Politics, Religion, Social Issues

CPAC has a GOProud problem.

The small, but outspoken, gay conservative group just won’t go away, despite the best efforts of some of the conservative leaders behind the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

The American Conservative Union (ACU), whose board grants access to the annual summit, began barring GOProud as a co-sponsor in 2012 — after welcoming the organization in 2010 and 2011.

But why was GOProud barred from CPAC sponsorship in the first place? That depends on who you ask.

GOProud ‘Did Not Act Properly as Guests’

ACU Chairman Al Cardenas addressed the question in a radio interview on Friday, attributing their exclusion to “over-the-top” behavior.

“We have always welcomed gay participants and registrants to CPAC and have given them a warm welcome,” Cardenas told WMAL’s Brian Wilson and Larry O’Connor Friday morning. “From time to time there are organizations or individuals who we think go over the top when they are guests at CPAC, and for years we’ve decided not to invite them again for the following year, given that particular set of circumstances.”

CONTINUED at The Daily Caller.

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