After much controversy at last year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, the American Conservative Union’s board of directors decided to hold a vote on who can and cannot be an official sponsor of the conference — and gay conservative GOProud and the John Birch Society were summarily ousted.
According to official letters obtained by The Daily Caller, the gay conservative group GOProud and the ultraconservative John Birch Society won’t be co-sponsoring the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in 2012.
The decision was reached by a full vote of the American Conservative Union’s board of directors. The ACU organizes and hosts CPAC each year.
Representatives of GOProud and the John Birch Society were notified of the decision via mail Friday afternoon.
But they decided to let David Horowitz continue to be a sponsor, despite having accused prominent conservative activist Grover Norquist of being a radical Muslim infiltrator. Because that’s not too crazy or anything. Here’s my favorite part:
Campbell stressed that although GOProud and the John Birch Society would no longer have a formal sponsorship role at the gathering, “individual members of these organizations are welcome and encouraged to attend CPAC.”
Sounds like a guy trying to hide a mistress or something — okay, you can come, but you have to enter separately and don’t talk to me or you’ll give it all away.