GOProud Defends Ann Coulter's Joke About Parents Disowning Gay Sons
Yesterday GLAAD denounced Ann Coulter's tweet making fun of gay kids who get disowned by their parents. Today, as he does every time GLAAD is mentioned, GOProud's Chris Barron responded with, "But...but...JOE JERVIS!" Via the Advocate:
Coulter ally and GOProud cofounder Christopher Barron, however, told The Advocate on Wednesday, that GLAAD was overreacting to the author's joke. He added that he knows Coulter personally, and that she "has been a strong ally of gay conservatives. Indeed, Ann has gone into the lion's den at places like CPAC to make the case that gay people should be welcomed in the conservative movement. The criticism of Ann by an organization like GLAAD is laughable." Barron criticized the organization for honoring blogger Joe Jervis of JoeMyGod.com after he and GOProud's leaders engaged in a verbal battle in recent years. "As long as GLAAD thinks that is acceptable they can spare me the trumped-up selective outrage over a joke made by Ann. Putting GLAAD in charge of what passes as acceptable or unacceptable discourse is a little bit like putting a pyromaniac in charge of the fire department."As a reminder, here's what Chris Barron thinks about the vast majority of LGBT Americans: "The gay left = the American Taliban. Hateful, angry and dumb as shit."