The GOP's coalition relies on the support of those who prioritize suspicion, fear, and the politics of exclusion. The fight over CPAC's guest list shows just how unstable that sort of coalition can be.
In an unprecedented move, and after a nearly three month long campaign by conservative activists, Iowa voters chose not to retain three state Supreme Court justices based on a unanimous ruling in April 2009 to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
National Organization for Marriage's relentless efforts to shroud itself and its funders in a veil of secrecy is telling: If they had a good case against the freedom to marry, why would they be so eager to hide what they're doing?
The National Organization for Marriage's purpose is to make LGBTQ people feel inferior and inflame homophobia under the guise of stopping gay marriage. We must not let them succeed; too many lives are at stake.
Despite the angry protests of many anti-gay Christian groups, I believe that Judge Walker's ruling is actually rooted in a profound theological truth articulated by St. Paul in Romans 13: "the one who loves another has fulfilled the law."
The story of NOM and GOProud stands as a sad commentary on desperate people who realize that they stand at the fringes of America and history itself. Until progress prevails, we'll hold them all accountable.