WND’s Joe Farah on debate with GOProud’s Barron: I’m going to expose its ‘radical goals and agenda’

Earlier I posted the statement by GOProud’s Chairman of the Board, Chris Barron, about the September 17th debate in Miami against WorldNetDaily publisher Joseph Farah (7:30 PM ET). Now Farah’s spinning about the upcoming event, where they will tussle over the thesis “Is GOProud Conservative?”

You haven’t seen this at any conference before.

The founder and chairman of GOProud, the homosexual activist group courting the conservative movement, has agreed to debate its biggest detractor, WND founder Joseph Farah at the “Taking America Back National Conference” here Sept. 17.

WND disinvited Ann Coulter from a keynote speaking role when she agreed to address GOProud’s “Homocon” conference a week later, prompting outrage from the pundit and intense media coverage. Farah contended she was “affirming” the group with her high-profile speech and was permitting herself to be exploited by the group, permitting it to make deeper inroads into the conservative movement.

GOProud supports hate-crimes legislation, same-sex marriage, open homosexuality in the military and special tax breaks for people based on sexual proclivities, says Farah. He says there’s nothing “conservative” about GOProud’s agenda, which he calls “radical.”

…”This conference has always been about debate,” Farah said. “We invited, among others, the American Civil Liberties Union, La Raza, the NAACP and Freedomworks, to come debate the issues of the day with us. To GOProud’s credit, it was willing to stand toe to toe with us. I’m looking forward to the challenge. From my point of view, this represents a much-needed opportunity to expose GOProud’s actual goals and agenda.”

We learn a bit more about the format, as well as Farah’s correct assumption that he will be labeled a hypocrite for inviting Barron when he disinvited Coulter to what Joe calls “The Tea Party at Sea“:

To ensure the fairest debate circumstances possible, WND proposed a format affording both Farah and Barron five-minute opening statements, five-minute rebuttals, 20-minute affirmative and negative cross examinations apiece, five-minute closing statements and 30-minutes of audience questions.

The standard agreement included a platform for GOProud to market event tickets – in advance, at the door – to its supporters, keeping revenue derived from its sales. However, GOProud is receiving no payment from WND for the appearance.

Anticipating that critics will lob a “hypocrite” label his way, Farah draws a sharp distinction between his decision to disinvite conservative star commentator Ann Coulter from the Taking America Back Conference for addressing GOProud’s ‘Homocon’ event in New York and inviting Barron to the WND conference to debate GOProud’s positions.

Coulter’s paid speaking appearance at GOProud’s event serves to validate the group’s agenda, which as I’ve written goes far beyond just tearing down and remaking the Judeo-Christian institution of marriage, attacking free speech with hate-crimes laws or integrating open homosexuality in the military,” he said. “With so-called ‘conservative’ superstars embracing GOProud, a faceoff like this becomes an absolute necessity. If Ann Coulter were going to ‘Homocon’ to debate and expose GOProud, I would have congratulated her.”

If Blenders in the area are interested in attending, the tickets are for the debate only — not the wingnut cruise — this could be a seriously entertaining and historic live-Tweeting opportunity.
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GOProud’s Chris Barron to debate WND’s Joseph Farah at fundie ‘Taking America Back’ conference

Don’t I wish I had the time and money fly down to Miami to cover this! On Friday, September 17th at 7:30 PM, the barely-tethered-to-reality head of WorldNetDaily, Joseph Farah, is going to get his clock cleaned by GOProud‘s Chairman of the Board, Chris Barron.

“Since we announced that conservative author and columnist Ann Coulter would be headlining our Homocon 2010 in New York City, Farah has attacked GOProud, attacked Ann, and challenged our work almost every single day,” said Barron. “I look forward to standing on the stage with Mr. Farah to defend GOProud, to debunk the misinformation he has spread, and to make the case for GOProud’s conservative mission.”

Farah and Barron have agreed to debate the thesis,Is GOProud Conservative?”

“I welcome the opportunity to debate whether GOProud is really a conservative organization. Our work on behalf of conservative policies and conservative candidates speaks for itself,” continued Barron.

“The conservative movement is at a crossroads and this debate will display two very different visions for the road ahead,” concluded Barron.

The real thesis should is whether “conservative” womb controllers and bedroom peepers represent true conservative principles or are simply better labeled as Dominionists.
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WND’s Farah obsesses over GOProud’s ‘infiltration and subversion of the conservative movement’

Another Joseph Farah WingNutDaily e-blast has hit my inbox, and he continues his downward sanity spiral over HOMOCON, GOProud and the fact that there are actually gay conservatives. Apparently this was OK as long as they were silent and in the closet. They are now too uppity for Farah, and are destroying the definition of conservative.

Conservatives get homo conned

What the right is losing as it ‘gains’ homosexual support

The first definition of “conservative” in most dictionaries is something like this: “disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditional ones, and to limit change.”

If that definition is accurate, many self-proclaimed “conservatives” have already betrayed their cause of preserving the most important institution to any civilized or self-governing society, while others are treating marriage as if it’s just another issue on which good people can disagree.

That’s the capitulation I see since the recent arrival on the scene by a well-funded group called GOProud, which bills itself as a “gay” conservative organization.

GOProud scored a publicity and political coup recently by securing conservative star Ann Coulter as a keynote speaker at its “Homocon” conference in New York Sept. 25.

“Homocon” is an appropriate name for the event – because the homos are conning conservatives into believing they are a legitimate, sincere and vital part of their movement and people who share many of the same fundamental convictions. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Coulter reacted with fury and ad hominem attacks on my character and religious faith when I dropped her as a keynote speaker at my own conference in Miami a week earlier because of the validation she was providing for this group, which recently was accepted as a co-sponsor of the Conservative Political Action Conference, largest annual gathering of conservatives in Washington.

That decision led Sarah Palin and Sean Hannity to turn down invitations to address CPAC and a handful of conservative organizations to withdraw from co-sponsorship, not because, as some suggest, they are “anti-gay,” but rather because they recognize a “homo con” when they see one.

GOProud claims to be conservative, but it’s not. It’s conning the conservative movement – or what is rapidly becoming the formerly conservative movement.

You know, what’s funny is that I can imagine some Dems feeling equally peeved (albeit for different political reasons) about the increasing volume of out and proud voices in the LGBT movement calling for equality when it’s causing them political agita.

It’s not that far off really, save the GOP has an even longer way to go to feel comfortable slice off the relgious bigots that comprise its base. The irony is that for the first two years of his presidency, Barack Obama has been wasting his time courting the religious anti-gays, chasing phantom votes in more conservative demos rather than doing the right thing by the administration (and party’s) loyal base of LGBT voters. Sigh. No GAyTM for you…

Farah’s entertaining spittle-producing rant continues below the fold.
 

What does GOProud stand for? Hate-crime laws, open homosexuality in the U.S. military, non-discrimination against homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals and transgendereds in any workplace, tax code changes to protect “domestic partnerships,” expansion of health-care benefits to “domestic partners,” the expansion of U.S. military operations to force other countries to legalize sodomy, federal perks for people based on their sexual proclivities and, of course, same-sex marriage.

As GOProud Chairman Christopher Barron explained in a Twitter posting of 4:04 p.m. Aug. 4, just before announcing his big Coulter coup: “We are a gay organization, we only work on gay issues, we have never claimed otherwise. My God people.”

The real goal of GOProud is infiltration and subversion of the conservative movement – and it is highly successful in its early efforts. It is softening up the movement that has provided much of the opposition to the very non-conservative agenda of the homosexual rights movement.

So why are conservatives so eager to validate this effort?

I don’t know, but they are.

Glenn Beck sees no threat to the nation from same-sex marriage. Coulter is being exploited shamelessly by the homo conners, allowing herself to be portrayed as “the Judy Garland of the right,” whatever that means. Grover Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform sits on the group’s board. Conservative bloggers like RedState.org’s Erick Erickson and the Daily Caller’s Tucker Carlson are embracing GOProud’s entry into their movement.

What’s going on here?

Is this naivet?? Or something more sinister?

I don’t have the answer, but it is an ominous sign for the formerly conservative movement – which seems to be going soft the preservation of the most important institution of all, marriage.

Even more shocking is how few name-brand conservatives are speaking out on this outrage.

Where are the pro-family organizations? Why are they so quiet? Where are the other celebrity conservatives? Why aren’t they speaking out? Where are the Christian leaders? Why does it take a lifelong journalist, a newsman, a pundit, to point out what’s happening here?

Is it because others are afraid of the wrath that comes with disagreeing with the celebrity conservatives? Is that what this movement has become? If so, the homo con has already succeeded. The conservatives have caved. It has been seduced by a small band of well-heeled homosexuals and intimidated by loud-mouthed allies.

Is that it?

Is it over?

What’s left to conserve after marriage is gone?

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