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Introducing GOProud: Gay Conservatives Split from Log Cabin

It’s been threatened to go down, and now reality: Conservative gays are splitting from the Log Cabin Republicans, furious with the organization’s internal sniping and overall lack of influence as it lost ground in even the most basic of gay news cycles. The new org is GOProud, classified as a 527 and headed by former Log Cabin political director Christopher Barron, and will likely have zero connection with influential (and wealthy) Democratic fundraiser and “gay mafia” member Tim Gill, who was outed as one of Log Cabin’s biggest donors. (Were it not for his cash, it could be argued, Log Cabin would exist in name only right now.)

Expect GOProud to return to Log Cabin’s more conservative roots, which means less support for hate crimes legislation. Notes, which advocated splitting from LCR: “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 [sic].”

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