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Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 01/28/2011

Heritage Foundation: Gay group is a factor in CPAC pullout

By Rachel Weiner

When the Heritage Foundation first announced that it was pulling out of this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, the conservative institution was quick to say that the controversy over the inclusion of gay Republican group GOProud at the conference had nothing to do with it.

Instead, they said the decision was financial. Now they've changed their tune. A spokesperson told the New York Times that "GOProud was one element in the decision."

Other groups boycotting CPAC over GOProud's involvement include the American Family Association, the American Principles Project, the Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America, the Media Research Center and Jerry Falwell's Liberty University. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) has also declined an invitation to attend.

"With leading conservatives organizations not participating this year, Senator DeMint will not be attending. He hopes to attend a unified CPAC next year," a spokesman said.

However, the boycott has not deterred the GOP's potential presidential nominees, from the longshots to the presumed frontrunners. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), and Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) are all confirmed speakers. (Sarah Palin is not, but she skipped CPAC last year over an unrelated dispute with the group.)

As the Fix has reported, the Republican party has been quietly moving to the left on gay rights. Party leaders are reaching out to gay groups. Polling shows that Republican voters are more and more inclined to support gay rights. Fights over social issues are less vicious.

But the Heritage Foundation's decision to publicly cite a gay group as a reason to skip CPAC this year shows that this transition is far from over.

By Rachel Weiner  | January 28, 2011; 12:54 PM ET
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RELIGIOUS/FOREIGN INHUMANE DEATH LAWS FAILS THE TEST OF EQUALITY/ BILL-CIVIL RIGHTS OF US CITIZENS, " In the exercise of one's religion one, CANNOT INSIST ON CONDUCT WHICH THREATENS important interest on the society in an UNREASONABLE MANNER. The courts must, therefore, BALANCE the Importance of a religious exercise claim against the State interest involved in a rule or practice which prevents or hinders the exercise 367US488,489.


EVEN BIBLICAL/KORAN etc RECORD THE HERMAPHRODITE ( INTERSEX )BEGINNINGS OF MANKIND, AS WELL AS SCIENCE ie. SURA EL KIYAMA "FROM 1 BLOOD HE (ALLAH) MADE BOTH MALE AND FE-MALE, THE ( YHVH) ADAM AND EVE ie WO-MAN ( WOMB OF MAN SHE WAS TAKEN OUT OF MAN AS ADAM SAID IN GENESIS, IN SCIENCE BOTH X (FE-MALE ie SOFT/LITTLE MALE) AND, Y ( the infinite testes x/y bisexual ) and yet in the First Trimester ALL MALES ARE GENETIC FE-MALES, THE INTERSEX IS A PAST SYMBIOTIC ECHO THAT IN THE 90% Estrogen in Food/ Water/ Air, I.E. THE INTERSEX GENETICS IS NATURAL, NOT A SIN PERIOD.

IT IS GENETICS BEING RE-ENFORCED BY NATURE ie ESTROGEN IN FOOD/ WATER/ AIR/PLASTICS/ and mercury etc. GOOGLE: Study: Mercury pollution causes birds to act gay : IT'S IRONIC THE IRIBIS/ BENNU/ PHOENIX BIRD REPRESENTS THE DIVINE BI-SEXUAL CHILD CALLED RIBIS/ REBIS IN ALCHEMY OF WHICH IT SAYS MERCURY MUST BE JOINED TO MERCURY, IBIS=THOTH, THOTH = MERCURY/HERMES= HERMAPHRODITUS= HERMAPHRODITE ie INTERSEX/XXY MALES


SIN INVOLVES A CHOICE, ESTROGEN IN THE FOOD -WATER-AIR SOURCES AND IN GENETICS IS NOT A CHOICE, ITS NOT A SIN OR "GOD" WOULD BE UNJUST IN THESE TWO MAIN AREAS ( FOOD/ GENES) : THEREFORE IT'S NOT A SIN (-CHOICE)

GOOGLE:Study: Mercury pollution causes birds to act gay [ STILL IT'S NOT AND INDIVIDUALS CHOICE]

MALES FEEL THIS WAY BECAUSE OF "GOD" NATURAL ESTROGEN /PHEROMONE RE-ENFORCE BY THE FOOD SOURCE OF DIVINE ORDER, ALL "HETERAL"? MALES HAVE GOOD LOOKING MALE FRIENDS NOT THE "NERD" LOOKING ONES ,SHOWS MALE ARE INFLUENCE BY APPEARANCE OF OTHER MALES, THE POPULAR ONES ARE BUILT BODY AND OR FACE FEATURES always

Posted by: shaiarra | January 29, 2011 7:04 PM | Report abuse

***INTERSEX VARIANT GENETICS, IT'S NOT A SIN, IT'S GENETICS PERIOD, GENETICS IS NOT A SIN****
PLEASE OPEN IN WORD PAD TO SEE STRESSING POINTS IN LAW/ MEDICINE/ LOGIC-REASON AND JUST ADD PLASTIC SUGERY FREEBEE TO THE HEALTHCARE LAW AND MORE WILL SUPPORT IT ASAP

"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."

~Mahatma Gandhi


HUMANE CIVILITY EQUALITY MOVEMENT ( HCEM )
IN LIGHT OF THE PUBLIC VOTE IN IOWA etc , THEN PLEASE START TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC AT LARGE TO THESE FACTS THAT MOST DON'T KNOW THROUGH THE MEDIA, BLOGS , UNIVERSITIES, AND HOLLYWOOD, TO STOP THE LIABLE AND INTENTINAL RELIGOUS MISLEADING THE PUBLIC AS A SIN

GOOGLE/ WIKIPEDIA/ YOUTUBE: INTERSEX/ XXY MALES IS GENETICS THEREFORE A RACE , SEE SCOTUS 379US184,191 AS ALCHEMY TEXT SAY THERE ARE THREE SEXES MALE-FEMALE-& HERMAPHRODITE CALLED THE REBIS SPICES WHICH IS BOTH THE OLDEST FROM WHICH "ADAM" WAS CREATED AS, AND WHAT MAN WILL BECOME AGAIN, SEE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ON GENETICS PROTECTIONS, AGAIN FORIEGN/ RELIGIOUS LAWS ARE NO EXCUSE TO BE INHUMAN NOR A TERRORIST AND JIM CROW LIKE PERIOD,THEY ARE LIABLE JUST AS THE KKK CASE LAWS, GENETICS


RELIGIOUS INHUMANE DEATH LAWS DOSE NOT PASS THE 14AMEND. EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAWS, LAW DOCTRINES OF [RATIONAL BASIS TEST ] 431US471,489 427US307,314, [STRICT SCRUTINY ]403US365, 405US330, 411US1,16-17 , [COMPELLING INTEREST] 394US618,634 AND [SUSPECT CLASSIFICATION ] 411US1,28, RELIGOUS LAWS ARE FORIEGN LAWS, AND THATS UNCONSTITUTIONAL
IMF IRS 501 (3)(c) CHURCH/ TEMPLE LLC CORPORATIONS ARE BOTH LIABLE CRIMINALLY/ CIVIL FOR WHAT THEY TEACH OTHERS PERIOD, JUST LIKE THE ANGLO KKK CASE LAWS ( EQUALITY SUITS )

THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) COVERS BIOLOGICAL GENETIC VARIANTS WITH REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS " INTERSEXED/XXY MALE etc" ARE BIOLOGICAL GENETIC VARIANTS, AND SOONER THAN LATER EVERYONE WILL FALL UNDER THIS DUE TO AGING AND ACCIDENTS ALONE, IN ALL MY BLOGING DEBATE ,NO RELIGOUS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DISPROVE THE GENETIC FACTORS PERIOD, THEREFORE IT'S NOT A CHOICE, JUST AS TANNING IS NOT A CHOICE UV EXPOSURE WILL HAPPEN

Posted by: shaiarra | January 29, 2011 6:42 PM | Report abuse

Much of America is in thrall to ultra-conservative ideology to include those faithful to fundamental religious thought.
________________________________________
No, most of America is in the middle just a little to the right or left. Only time we are called ultra-conservative is when our views do not match yours.

Posted by: zendrell | January 29, 2011 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Hilarious, the "Moral" "Majority" is neither. They lie and then don't even hesitate to counter the lie publicly. So much for the Fix fantasy that the Republicans are moving to the left on gay rights. And this poor Dwight character is just sad. In his warped mind military leaders who are gay will now all rape their subordinates? Yikes. What a sick fantasy life you have there Dwight. Too bad in your fantasy world that all the heterosexuals are so weak and frail that they are unable to defend themselves against the big mean homosexuals. Why do you think all heterosexual soldiers are so weak?

Posted by: greenmansf | January 29, 2011 3:35 PM | Report abuse

@ DwightCollins - Raped enlisted men on Obama's soul, huh? Yeah, those big, bad gay soldiers are just gonna run wild now with DADT repeal and rape and pillage the military. Are your "facts" from the Family Research Council or out of your butt?

Posted by: wjfreeman1 | January 29, 2011 2:51 PM | Report abuse

"It amazes me that any rational gay person could join or support the GOP. Just look at their national platform. Further the Texas GOP platform calls for re-criminalizing gay and lesbian relationships. Here are some other nuggets of hate from the Texas platform:
"We believe that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society, contributes to the breakdown of the family unit, and leads to the spread of dangerous, communicable diseases."
"Homosexual behavior is contrary to the fundamental, unchanging truths that have beenordained by God, recognized by our country's founders, and shared by the majority of Texans."
"Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable "alternative" lifestyle in our public education and policy, nor should "family" be redefined
While certainly not perfect, I'll pick the dems every time. GOPround is are modern-day Kapos.
Posted by: wjfreeman1 | January 29, 2011 12:10 PM | Report abuse "

how is this any different from the lip service the dems give...
repealing dadt was meant to be a distraction not really inportant policy...
and at any time, it can be repealed...
every enlisted man raped by a superior is on obama's soul...

Posted by: DwightCollins | January 29, 2011 2:42 PM | Report abuse

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA - The Heritage Foundation. Just a bunch of pieces of garbage in suits mouthing whatever they are paid to say. No different than any other think tank out there - on either side.

Posted by: zendrell | January 29, 2011 12:53 PM | Report abuse

It amazes me that any rational gay person could join or support the GOP. Just look at their national platform. Further the Texas GOP platform calls for re-criminalizing gay and lesbian relationships. Here are some other nuggets of hate from the Texas platform:

"We believe that the practice of homosexuality tears at the fabric of society, contributes to the breakdown of the family unit, and leads to the spread of dangerous, communicable diseases."
"Homosexual behavior is contrary to the fundamental, unchanging truths that have beenordained by God, recognized by our country's founders, and shared by the majority of Texans."

"Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable "alternative" lifestyle in our public education and policy, nor should "family" be redefined

While certainly not perfect, I'll pick the dems every time. GOPround is are modern-day Kapos.

Posted by: wjfreeman1 | January 29, 2011 12:10 PM | Report abuse

I know quite a number of gay Republicans. That they are gay and Republican has always amazed me but they have always argued that they are not "one-issue" people and will eventually have a seat at the table. When is eventually?

Posted by: seaduck2001 | January 29, 2011 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Come out... come out... whoever you R.

Posted by: whocares666 | January 29, 2011 11:53 AM | Report abuse

Conservative Republican irony and hypocrisy are so abundant, it's hard to know where to start. How about here, with one of their foundational beliefs: That government has no business minding the people's personal or commercial business. Since the self-annointed moralizers took over the party, they've cut the bottom out from under their own vaunted belief by demanding the government marginalize and make second-class citizens of Americans of whom they disapprove.

We can only hope they will be fools as well as hypocrites and allow Michelle Bachmann or Sarah Palin to publicly humiliate their party with their ignorance and stupidity. Then we can watch as the party and its hard-right ideology melt in a green pool of goo, just like the Wicked Witch.

Posted by: ctgreek | January 29, 2011 11:48 AM | Report abuse

I for one am happy that GOProud is making the efforts they are. Because of them, we now know that some groups within the conservative movement are either so bigoted or blinded by faith, that they believe that:

1) Gay people do not deserve equal rights
2) Gay people do not even deserve a seat at the table
3) Their organizations and forums do not need any gay attendance, meaning that they are so closed minded that they do not even want to talk about the subject

It shows that in the far right of the Republican Party, open dialogue and free expression for all, does not exist.

It is hard to say you live up to the principles defined in the constitution when your actions are exclusive, closed-minded and based on religious ideology and not the law.

Posted by: The_Rat | January 29, 2011 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Outstanding! Hopefully the entire morally bankrupt GOP will eat itself from the inside. Then Our Nation will finally be able to proceeed peacefully and prosperously into the future...

Posted by: AnonPoster | January 29, 2011 11:15 AM | Report abuse

one nutty group cat fighting with another group of whiners

Posted by: pofinpa | January 29, 2011 11:05 AM | Report abuse

I believe that the best opportunities for gays will be as Democrats. The GOP has too many powerful anti-gay "leaders".

At least as a Democrat there will be a higher level of acceptance and opportunities to work towards moderating the hard right.

Posted by: KHMJr | January 29, 2011 11:04 AM | Report abuse

When we talk to kids about lying, we tell them to tell the truth because it is difficult to keep their lies straight. Some kids never listen.

Posted by: pjohn2 | January 29, 2011 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Much of America is in thrall to ultra-conservative ideology to include those faithful to fundamental religious thought. When your behavior "deviates" from behavior that ultra-conservatives believe is acceptable, by argument of Authority, then you pose a problem scheduled for second amendment remedies. The American Family Association, the American Principles Project, the Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America, the Media Research Center and Jerry Falwell's Liberty University exist because groups of men and women have a need to push the boundaries of what is acceptable back to what they consider to be "normal" according to their experience, belief, and the teachings of the influential Holy Bible of the Christian Church. Mostly this is simply one political group insistently grabbing power from another political group. Gay people among conservatives? Unthinkable.

Posted by: BlueTwo1 | January 29, 2011 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Being a gay republican is like being Barack Obama at a KKK rally.

Posted by: areyousaying | January 29, 2011 7:53 AM | Report abuse

And what kind of self-loathing imebeciles join "GOProud"?

Is this not the equivalent of blacks trying to infiltrate the KKK?

Do they really think they can change the Jurassic GOP from within?

Lotsa luck with that guys!

I guess CPAC will have to place the gun-totin' gay-hating racist skinhead contingent on a different hotel floor than the GOProud. Fortunately, I hear former Sen. Larry Craig (R-Men's room stall) has been asked to moderate a joint panel of skinheads and gays promoting unity...

Posted by: wvining | January 29, 2011 7:13 AM | Report abuse

And what kind of self-loathing imebeciles join "GOProud"?

Is this not the equivalent of blacks trying to infiltrate the KKK?

Do they really think they can change the Jurassic GOP from within?

Lotsa luck with that guys!

Meanwhile, pass the popcorn. With any luck, some gun-totin' gay-hating racist skinheads will be on hand at CPAC to keep the "GOProud" in their place....

Posted by: wvining | January 29, 2011 7:03 AM | Report abuse

What a surprise.

Like so many of the other 21st century "conservatives" supported by the Koch Brothers, the Heritage Foundation believes that some fellow travellers aren't even equal to the 3/5 of a human being that a slave was worth.

"As the Fix has reported, the Republican party has been quietly moving to the left on gay rights." Movement so quiet as to be almost indistinguishable from stasis. Much more accurate would be that some in the Republican leadership have realized that it is not in the party's interest to broadcast how rejectionist it still is over such radical commie notions as "equal justice under law," "with liberty and justice for all," or "we hold these truths to be self-evident."

Posted by: edallan | January 29, 2011 2:00 AM | Report abuse

I'm confused.

The currrent mantra for leading Republicans is advocating for limited government; meaning that government should not control our lives so much or negate our freedoms. At the same time, many republicans are unwilling to apply these principles in order to respect the most intimate aspect of our lives, sexual preference. I just don't see how this is consistent.

Posted by: kabej | January 29, 2011 12:51 AM | Report abuse

We know that the Heritage Foundation is a group of Republicans in good standing, because their their first inclination was to invent a lie.

Posted by: MagicDog1 | January 28, 2011 4:12 PM | Report abuse

the guys from the heritage foundation are probably afraid of seeing their ex-boyfriends there.,..

Posted by: newagent99 | January 28, 2011 4:09 PM | Report abuse

the guys from the heritage foundation are probably afraid of seeing their ex-boyfriends there.,..

Posted by: newagent99 | January 28, 2011 4:09 PM | Report abuse

the guys from the heritage foundation are probably afraid of seeing their ex-boyfriends there.,..

Posted by: newagent99 | January 28, 2011 4:07 PM | Report abuse

When will conservatives grow-up? Is that a pup-tent I see in the wilderness? Always living in the past, can't handle change.

Posted by: jckdoors | January 28, 2011 3:03 PM | Report abuse

So many conservatives still have issues with blacks, hispanics, even women.
Methinks, "the Gay" was a bridge too far for the serious dinosaurs that run these groups.
The good news? They're old, and will be dying soon. We call it "progress".

Posted by: OldUncleTom | January 28, 2011 2:04 PM | Report abuse

It is inevitable... as most Republicans are Gay. BTW, what ever happened to the Log Cabin repugs?

Posted by: WmLaney | January 28, 2011 1:44 PM | Report abuse

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