Earlier this week, Peter LaBarbera called on Ann Coulter to cancel her scheduled speech at GOProud’s upcoming HomoCon 2010 because … well, GOProud is a gay conservative group which means that, by definition, they work “directly against the Republican Party’s pro-family and pro-marriage platform.”
Now Rick Scarborough of Vision America is getting in on the action, sending out an email likewise demanding that Coulter withdraw from the event:
She can’t appear at a homosexual group’s event while disavowing its agenda.
Coulter says she supports the family and disdains elitism. The voters of 30 states have amended their constitutions to prohibit gay “marriage,” by an average vote of 67%. GOProud is telling these voters to shut up and obey their judicial masters. By extension, so is Ann Coulter.
Coulter says she’s a devout Christian. One of her bestselling books was titled “Godless: The Church of Liberalism.” Does she now occupy the front pew?
Ann Coulter has long been one our best and most courageous spokespersons, but she can’t have it both ways – She can’t hold herself forth as a defender of traditional values while playing footsie with homosexual groups. Does anyone entertain the notion that a spokesperson for the Gay-Lesbian Straight Education Network would be happy to help me raise funds for Vision America knowing my open opposition to their agenda, because we might agree on taxes and fiscal policy? (We don’t and I can assure they won’t!)
Conservatives should let Coulter know what they think of her support for GOProud and let her know this betrayal to our values is not without cost. If she fails to respond, then I will no longer buy her books and I call you to send her the same message if she speaks at “Homocon 2010.”
Interestingly, the email concludes with this:
Please consider joining us at 6:30 p.m. on August 31st in Houston, TX at the Westin Galleria for our annual Heroes of Faith Gala with Governor Mike Huckabee as our keynote speaker. We will also honor him with the National Hero of Faith Award.
You can read more about that gala here, but I just think this provides a good excuse to relive the infamous Huckabee-Coulter debate about whether he is “pro-gay, pro-sodomy”:
So let’s see: Coulter is speaking at an event for a gay group while Huckabee is speaking at an event for an anti-gay group that is blasting Coulter for speaking at an event for a gay group … and yet it is Coulter who accuses Huckabee of not being a real conservative because he is “pro-sodomy”?