The reality is that sadly the gay left has completely abandoned any effort to change hearts and minds. Instead of talking to people about our lives, our families, our beliefs, and our values, the gay left has taken the easy way out – preferring to attack, criticize, and demonize those who may disagree on with us on issues like marriage. Instead of working to win new friends, the gay left seems hell bent on creating new enemies. … Last night, I made the case to hundreds of Farah’s supporters that GOProud and our grassroots members share their conservative values. I spoke about our commitment to free market economic policies, our belief in the power of the individual, our unwavering support for a strong and confident foreign policy, and about our shared values of faith and family. I hope I made the case that there was much more that united as conservatives in that room then divided us – and that even on those issues where we did disagree, we could respect and honor those differences. I can tell you with absolute certainty that GOProud did more to try win the hearts and minds of those who matter in that one night, then [sic] all of Gay, Inc. has done in a decade. I can also tell you with absolute certainty, that GOProud is the only gay organization – conservative or liberal – that is doing the hard work of changing hearts and minds.
—Christopher Barron, chairman of GOProud, reflecting on his debate last night with World Net Daily chief Joseph Farah