Over at Human Events, Lisa De Pasquale relates the story of Ann Coulter’s appearance at a meeting with GOProud, a group of gay conservatives.
As a social conservative, I am at once bothered and enthused by the existence of the GOProud group.
I’m bothered because I’d rather not hear about people’s sexual intentions, be they straight, gay, or some odd fetish. Those are private matters, and it’s against my nature to want to mix them with public politics.
But I’m enthused because in their politics the members of this group clearly put the interest of the nation above their own petty personal or clique interest. They aren’t out marching for “gay rights”, but are likely to have marched with Tea Partiers demanding liberty for all.
And putting nation before group is what it means to be a Republican.
I’ve attended dozens of Ann Coulter speeches over the years. They’ve been on college campuses, donor events, and conferences with thousands and thousands of people. It’s a common occurrence for reporters to lie about the event in order to suit their narrative and image of Coulter. But, after reading about an event this past weekend I felt like I was in an episode of “The Twilight Zone.”
Of course, reporters have no interest in reporting a largely successful event of open-minded conservatives. Talking Points Memo wrote, “Coulter also made a forceful case against sex education in schools, accusing liberals of attempting to teach kindergartners about ‘fisting’ (which garnered her a heckler, who shouted out ‘What’s wrong with fisting?’) and told the crowd that most parents didn’t want their children learning about the ‘homosexual lifestyle’ instead of reading and writing.”
What Talking Points Memo neglected to report is that the supposed “heckler” was Coulter’s friend and Fox News’s “RedEye” host, Greg Gutfeld. There was uproarious laughter by both the audience and the speaker herself. Read more at www.humanevents.com