WND Takes Credit For Getting GOProud “Purged” From CPAC
August 03, 2011 4:53 pm ET by Carlos Maza
WorldNetDaily’s Joseph Farah is under the impression that he had something to do with American Conservative Union’s (ACU) recent decision to bar GOProud from attending the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
In an August 2 column, Farah claimed that GOProud’s efforts to “buy off” prominent conservatives and and “g[e]t its nose under the tent of the conservative movement” were put to an end, thanks in part to “a series of exposes in WND”:
Then GOProud was able to buy off some big-name conservative celebrities to hold fundraisers for the group, persuading even many grass-roots, outside-the-beltway activists that it was time for conservatives to embrace at least some of the radical homosexual agenda.
Even the loss of long-time, stalwart groups with far more grass-roots conservative support didn't sway the ACU and CPAC that they had made a mistake. It actually took a major shakeup of the leadership, board and staff, prompted by a series of exposés in WND, to set the stage for the repudiation of GOProud, which came officially and publicly last week.
Farah has spent months attacking GOProud for supporting a supposedly “radical social agenda.” In different columns, Farah warned that the group’s “tentacles would sow seeds of division and strife among conservatives” and argued that conservatives should avoid glorifying sin:
[C]onservatives need to acknowledge that homosexualityissin – and conservatism should never glorify, elevate, edify, excuse, rationalize or condone sin.
There's nothing conservative about promoting sin or immorality.
During a debate with GOProud’s Chris Barron, Farah asked, “Should conservatives, the people who are supposed to preserve institutions that work come to the rescue of homosexual activists?”
Farah’s “work” isn’t finished, either. His next mission? Purging the conservative movement of the Muslim Brotherhood:
There's still a lot of work to do within the ACU and CPAC and other conservative institutions in Washington. For instance, Muslim Brotherhood apparatchiks have stealthily taken positions of power and influence at the very same time, somewhat ironically, homosexual activists were. Amazingly, the former infiltrations remain in place. They, too, need to be exposed and purged.
But, for the moment, the decision to reject GOProud is a very big deal. Just last February GOProud was sponsoring the largest annual gathering of conservatives. Just last fall Christian celebrities were defending the indefensible notion of participating in fundraising events for a group pushing same-sex marriage, open homosexuality in the U.S. military and hate-crimes laws. Just last September I got a lot of heat for debating the leader of GOProud on the preposterous notion that it was a conservative organization and had a proper role in the movement.
So this is a hard-fought victory. But there's a lot more work ahead of us just cleaning up the conservative movement that will be vital to redeeming America in the post-Barack Obama years.
Joseph Farah: superhero for hate mongers everywhere.