Conservatives Ditch CPAC Because Of Gay Republicans (OnTop)
Three socially conservative groups have announced they won't attend February's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) convention because of the presence of a group of gay Republicans.
The three-day convention to be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC will feature such anti-gay figures as media personality Ann Coulter, South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.
The inclusion of gay Republican group GOProud as a co-sponsor of the event has rankled several socially conservatives groups.
“We've been very involved in CPAC for over a decade and have managed a couple of popular sessions,” Tom McClusky, senior vice president for FRC Action, the political arm of the Family Research Council, told World Net Daily. “However, we will no longer be involved in CPAC because of the organization's financial mismanagement and movement away from conservative principles.”
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