"CPAC has consistently over the years championed those ideas that have made America great: limited government, free enterprise, low taxes and a strong national defense."
- Vice President Dick Cheney
All that is out the window this year. A boycott is under way led by such weighty conservatives as Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr., Liberty Counsel founder and chairman Mat Staver, Gary Glenn, President of the American Family Association of Michigan.
What has these uber conservatives so riled up?
This year, CPAC has accepted the sponsorship of a conservative gay rights group, GOProud. According to an article on Free Republic, "GOProud advocates same-sex "marriage," a repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, and "expanding access to domestic partner benefits" for "homosexuals' "
An announcement on GayPatriot, a conservative Gay blog had this to say about GOProud:
I am thrilled to help announce the birth of a new national gay conservative organization, GOProud. As long-time readers know I have been very critical of the national Log Cabin Republicans for many years.
Their left-of-center positions on important issues have bothered me as LCR has continually sucked the teet of the Gay Leftist agenda. LCR's silence and unwillingness to stand up and be vocal on true gay conservative issues (outing of Republican staffers, increasing threat of gays being selectively aborted, peril gays face by Islamic extremists) has been mind-boggling. And LCR's continued obsession in trashing Republicans, yet letting Democrats get a pass on their gay-related hypocrisies, has been infruriating.