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Liberty University Boycotts CPAC Over Co-Sponsorship Of Gay Rights Group

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The right wing has been outraged over the Conservative Political Action Conference's (CPAC) decision to allow conservative gay rights group GOProud to be a co-sponsor of the event. GOProud says it "represents gay conservatives and their allies" and is "committed to a traditional conservative agenda." While it has eschewed many "traditional" gay rights issues like hate crimes legislation, it has embraced marriage equality and the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

CPAC has resisted the far right's efforts to pressure it to drop GOProud as a co-sponsor of the popular conference, even though some groups have threatened to boycott the event. Last month, CPAC director Lisa De Pasquale told Hot Air that she was "satisfied" that GOProud "do not represent a 'radical leftist agenda' and thus "should not be rejected as a CPAC cosponsor. David Keene, the head of CPAC's main organizing group, assured the far right that GOProud would not be allowed to have any speakers at the conference.

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