As I was reading through Cliff Kincaid’s latest anti-gay column, I had to ask myself if he had always been obsessively anti-gay or if this was a relatively new development. But then a quick search through out archives made me realize that Kincaid has a long history of militant hostility toward all things gay, which puts his recent obsession with defending Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill in perspective and explains why he’s dedicated his latest column to attacking CPAC for allowing GOProud to participate and praising Ryan Sorba for attacking them from the stage, bizarrely claiming that gay conservatives want to use the military to overthrow anti-gay regimes:
California Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chairman Ryan Sorba generated a media controversy when he was shown at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) denouncing the organizers for inviting a homosexual Republican group, GOProud, into the event as an official sponsor. In “controversial” remarks, Sorba said homosexuality was unnatural and that he welcomed more debate and discussion about the subject from his political adversaries.
But what many people don’t realize is that Sorba’s “outburst” was provoked by a speaker who preceded him, Alexander McCobin of Students For Liberty (SFL). McCobin went out of his way to use valuable time from the podium to thank the American Conservative Union, the main CPAC organizer, for making the controversial decision to approve GOProud’s participation.
David Keene, a lobbyist, is the chairman of the ACU and personally approved GOProud’s involvement in CPAC.
Sorba told AIM, “I think CPAC went overboard this year. I don’t think he [Keene] should be sitting at the top of CPAC.” He noted that CPAC over the last several years has also allowed groups such as the ACLU to have exhibits at the event.
“What’s next?,” Sorba asked. “Are they going to have Republicans for Obamacare? Republicans for free abortions?”
GOProud, the organization at the center of the storm, claims to be “conservative” but supports the Obama policy of putting active and open homosexuals in the military, supports homosexual marriage, and even advocates a foreign policy of promoting acceptance of sodomy abroad. The latter is referred to as “Standing strong against radical regimes who seek to criminalize gays and lesbians.”
These “radical regimes,” such as the Christian-dominated government in Uganda, are trying to prevent the spread of AIDS and protect traditional moral values by toughening laws against homosexuality.
Under these “gay conservatives,” one can imagine gay soldiers being deployed to overthrow “homophobic” regimes.