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Jim LaSalvia’s Awesome CPAC Hissy Fit Over Those Nat’l Organization for Marriage Meanies

We never thought we’d say it, but we’re starting to like Jimmy LaSalvia. Not that we ever had a personal problem with the executive director of gay conservative group GOProud (that’s go-proud); his fruit fly organization is just silly and hard to take seriously. But just after greeting his CPAC booth buddies at the National Organization for Marriage in front of CNN’s cameras, it’s GOProud’s chief who’s throwing down against NOM, somehow surprised that an organization dedicated to eliminating the rights of homosexuals would have the audacity to treat homosexuals as less than!

Asks LaSalvia of NOM: “Who’s the pansy at CPAC?” Love it.

And to think: We were under the assumption that GOProud would be a silent party at this year’s conservative confab.

By:           editor editor
On:           Feb 20, 2010
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    • Jae

      I trust he understands the irony of delivering this message by video rather than going across the hall? *sigh* But then again he’s yet to understand the irony of being gay and conservative so I suspect that might be too subtle for him.

      Feb 20, 2010 at 11:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • delurker

      You go, Mizz Thang. Tell ‘em!

      Feb 20, 2010 at 11:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo

      The truth is, most gay men I know, particularly older ones, are conservative on a lot of issues, even some of our issues. But they know the truth about themselves well enough not to get involved in organizations that are trying to bring all gay people down. I think goproud is living in a dream world. However, did you see that one batshit dude get booed off the stage at CPAC when he tried to diss goproud? Interesting.

      Feb 20, 2010 at 12:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Taylor Siluwé
      Taylor Siluwé

      Maybe its a separate post, but I haven’t seen it. But Ryan Sorba was booed at CPAC. I found it on The Moderate Voice and the point was that the CPAC crowd didn’t condone is anti-gay words.

      However – I noticed Ryan Sorba was booed as soon as he stood up, and NOT, as TMV said, after a dozen words. I got curious about that because I never heard of this guy. A quick Google reminded me. So Sorba is the author of The ‘Born Gay’ Hoax – one of many crackpot theories designed to justify discrimination against LGBTs by first diminishing it [Same sex attraction] to the realm of choice. Then the ex-gay reparative therapy kooks jump onto these writings as “experts in the field” to justify their own brand of dangerous kookery.

      Having said all that, the people who booed Sorba before he uttered a word, undoubtedly members of GOProud, were there to do just that. Sorba is lucky they didn’t throw things. And he is almost surely — like anyone who’s completely obsessed with subjugating homo sex, like Pastor Martin Ssempa of Uganda — a repressed homosexual himself. So its not at all unexpected that he should take the stage at CPAC. Conservatives really really need to stop pretending to be holier, purer and wiser than thou, because it will always bite them in their moralizing, hypocritical a$$e$.

      Feb 20, 2010 at 1:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Josh AZ
      Josh AZ

      Silly. WE can do better.

      Feb 20, 2010 at 10:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
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      Feb 21, 2010 at 6:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb

      I hope the irony was not lost on him that calling someone a pansy when a Fendi falls our your mouth is calling the kettle black. Ha.

      Like, I want to be happy that he did this to NOM, because I hate NOM. But I pretty much loathe GOProud. I suppose it is good to have people who support equality in the GOP to TRY to counter those who would oppose that equality (and going back to the old adage that it is hard to hate those you know personally), but I can’t get over the hump that ultimately these people care more about conservative issues on the economy than they do about their own personal relationships and rights. What kind of person cares more about their wallet and their property than they do their partner or children?

      Feb 21, 2010 at 1:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ernesto66

      Speaking as someone who worked with LaSalvia years ago and watched him preen in the lobby mirror every time he went up the stairs, it’s not surprising to me that he thinks it’s more important to call attention to himself and his ridiculous group, than to reflect on how much damage his ridiculous group does.

      How is it possible to identify yourself, as a group, being people your own party intrinsically hates, and expect to get anything done within it? Conservatism, today at least, is the party of exclusion. Do they not get it?

      Feb 22, 2010 at 9:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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