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Liberty U. Backs Out Of CPAC


Liberty University has withdrawn as a co-sponsor of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Why would a conservative powerhouse such as Liberty leave a bastion of conservatism such as CPAC you ask? Well, it's because of them there gays:
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.

These concessions weren’t enough for Liberty University Law School. Last month, Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. and Liberty Law School Dean Mat Staver, joined by other conservative evangelical leaders, wrote a letter to Keene with their objections. Staver has now announced that since they never received a “formal response,” they are dropping their co-sponsorship. Liberty Counsel, however, “will still have a booth at CPAC”
And the actual statement from Liberty Mat Staver reads:
Obviously as an exhibitor or participant, you don't necessarily have to think that everyone agrees with you, and some people might even work against you. But as a co-sponsor, even though not everybody would have the same mission, not everyone would agree with the same tactics, and some would actually focus on economics whereas others might focus on social issues and others might focus on national defense -- the fact is they're all conservative in nature. You wouldn't expect, however, a co-sponsor to actively work to undermine another co-sponsor, and that is in fact what GOProud does.
Interesting.

Postscript: if you've never heard of GOProud, you can check them out here.