10/08/10-by Bridgette P. LaVictoire
GOProud recently got fleeced thanks to their paying Ann Coulter to come and deliver a harangue towards them in order to humiliate and degrade them, but now they are responding that they are more than willing to come on the show of Dr. Rachel Maddow. On Thursday, Dr. Maddow chided the likes of Sarah Palin, Marco Rubio, Scott Brown and Christine O’Donnell for using her name to fund-raise while refusing to have any kind of conversation with the openly lesbian MSNBC primetime host. She challenged them to come on the show.
GOProud chairman Christopher Barron stated in a news release
“We accept Rachel Maddow’s challenge for conservatives to appear on her show. We would welcome the opportunity to debate her and to defend our commitment to conservative principles and conservative values. As the only national organization representing gay conservatives we believe that going on Maddow’s show would also provide the gay community with an important contrast – a break from the conventional wisdom that all LGBT Americans subscribe to her version of radical liberalism.
“We have routinely appeared on MSNBC and would gladly appear on her show. If Rachel was sincere in her challenge, if she really wants an open and honest debate with conservatives then our message to her is: call us.”
While the Log Cabin Republicans have been sort of welcomed into the wider LGBT Community, GOProud still remains something of an outcast due to their willingness to claim that Ann Coulter’s lambasting them and saying that gays do not have any civil rights is alright while also paying her a lot of money to do so. GOProud has not done what LCR has, which is challenge the anti-LGBT portions of the Republican Party’s platform- in court if needs be.