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Thursday, January 6, 2011

CPAC Alienates Social Conservatives to Welcome Gay Agenda!

Ann Coulter isn't the only conservative jumping on the gay bandwagon. The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has welcomed GoProud into the fold and, in the process, are driving out a large number of pro-life, pro-family groups. The annual CPAC conference in February will take place without The American Family Association (AFA), the Heritage Foundation, the Family Research Council, the Center for Military Readiness, the American Principles Project, the Liberty Counsel, and the National Organization for Marriage. The lineup of speakers at the annual event includes Newt Gingrich and Mitch Romney and other Republican insiders not known for their vigorous defense of the social issues. In fact, the chatter is that the social issues have to take a back door to the economy. The powers that be don't recognize that many of the tea party supporters are pro-life and pro-family. It isn't just about money. In fact, for many of us, it's not the main issue.

The Republican Party has always sent pro-lifers to the back of the bus. Happy to have us walking the precincts and manning the telephones and polling places, party hacks offer us nothing but empty promises when it comes to defending the rights of the unborn and the traditional family. The arrogance of the big-spending, earmarking establishment helped fuel the taxpayer revolution and it's one of the reasons the tea party doesn't trust the Republican Party.

CPAC's welcome of Go Proud is one more example of the willingness of establishment Republicans to ignore as irrelevant the country's moral disintegration and the millions of social conservatives whose first priority is the family starting with its tiniest members. If Republicans follow that same tired path, I suspect they will return the gavel to liberal democrats by the next election.

Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation, says this about the social and fiscal issues:
When social conservatives and fiscal conservatives work together, we win. End of discussion. When fiscal and social conservatives united, Reagan won in 1980. When fiscal and social conservatives united in 1994, conservatives carried the day. When fiscal and social conservatives united in 2000, George Bush won, though both sides were very disappointed in his administration.

History cannot be denied. When fiscal and social conservatives unite, we win. Any group that seeks to divide the two needs to be viewed with suspicion because when the two are separated, we end up with bad, losing candidates. 
Phillips says at least 50% of tea party supporters are social issue conservatives. (Go here.) Will the Republican elite repeat the mistakes of the past by dissing pro-life, pro-family supporters...again? Will they gut the tea party movement? Time will tell. We have the momentum for now, but the capacity for the stupid party to get it wrong seems unlimited.


S. Petersen said...

You say: The powers that be don't recognize that many of the tea party supporters are pro-life and pro-family. It isn't just about money. In fact, for many of us, it's not the main issue.

What's more is that there is a causal connection of which many in either camp are unaware. Our individual and societal sins have an impact on all of earthly life. The problems with the U. S.economy, our military prowess, our decaying cities, schools and family life and with many others all take their origin in our turning from God and the Church He established through His Son.

We're not, for example, going to have a sound economy if we undermind its fundamental unit, the household (Greek: oikomenos = economy) with divorce, contraception and perversion. There's no way to separate the fiscal and social issues.

But let's be glad we've got deviant Republicans instead of deviant Democrats--now we can fall behind at a slower pace.

Restore-DC-Catholicism said...

And then they screech with indignation why we talk of third parties. I would have supported MD's 3rd-party candidate for governor, but he was so libertarian he wasn't sufficiently pro-life to be worth the bother.

There will be third parties, if the GOP doesn't wise up. I may well consider a picket of this CPAC thing.

Anonymous said...

You can fight the fight, but more people are accepting gay marriage:

Soon enough it will be commonplace.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

Anonymous: "Wrong is wrong when everybody is wrong; right is right when no one is right." Some of us will keep fighting because it isn't just about the destruction of the culture; it's about the salvation of souls.

Read about the early Roman empire. Sexual immorality was commonplace then as well. And what happened to them?