CPAC Bends to Religious Freedom Deniers

Linda Harvey

Is it true that men who have sex with men are now calling the shots in America? As are women who are intimate with other women?

Even as “conservatives”? It’s a tragedy that the American Conservative Union’s CPAC — the biggest annual “conservative” gathering in America–  is now an apologist for religious-freedom-denying homosexual activists while shutting the door to responsible, respected pro-family organizations.

CPAC proclaims a “conservative” identity, yet this year the organizers are shocked, shocked at a call for bold action defending children and religious freedom by one of its scheduled exhibitors, MassResistance.

CPAC just retracted MassResistance’s approval to exhibit because president Brian Camenker urged his audience during a 2015 speech to be less winsome and more willing to express justified outrage over the degradation of our culture by “LGBT” activists.

And he’s absolutely right. Brian did not recommend violence and he never would. Just political push-back fueled by genuine concern for youth.

It’s time to wake up to the war that has been declared against morality. Aggressive “LGBT” activists diligently corrupt kids but still pose as victims. Their goal is to mute objections to, for instance, lessons instructing twelve-year-old boys how to have anal sex.

It’s time for a little less “love” and a bit more, “Leave our kids alone!”

Never forget that outcries against evil are a powerful witness.

Yet the Log Cabin Republicans—a “gay” group— will be exhibitors at CPAC again this year. This organization actively lobbies in favor of freedom-denying “non-discrimination” legislation defining homosexuality and transgenderism as valid behaviors. These laws coldly and deliberately put faithful Christians out of business.

Pro-family pioneer MassResistance was denied an exhibit after initially obtaining one. Why the retraction? Here’s what CPAC executive director Dan Schneider told LifeSiteNews:

“Schneider indicated that CPAC had deemed some of the language used by MassResistance in the past as ‘insulting and disrespectful’ when speaking about the LGBT community. ‘Groups which would use similar language about other minority groups would be disallowed as well.’

It’s because homosexual bullies complained! That’s all it takes, apparently, for folks at CPAC to bend over, so to speak.

And of course, no one should ever insult the “LGBT” lobby, which Schneider inaccurately calls a “minority group.” We are apparently supposed to politely endure the sewer this “community” is opening up in America.

Another person called CPAC for clarification about MassResistance’s ouster. It happened because, a staffer explained, MassResistance doesn’t treat those with whom they disagree with “common decency.”

The staffer cited a 2015 UTAH conference where Brian Camenker urged the audience to squarely confront “LGBT” opponents of morality.

If common decency and respect are CPAC expectations, how does the conference justify its open door to homosexual bullies who encourage vicious rhetoric and thrive on vulgarity?

Take a look at the Log Cabin Republicans of Illinois and their obscene “gay pride” float a few years ago– with children, sadly, in attendance. Decency?

If you read the CPAC website, the Constitution is central to the group’s mission.

So what about Log Cabin Republicans’ policy push for non-discrimination laws based on “sexual orientation” and “gender identity”? Christian bakers, florists, photographers and printers are being denied First Amendment, constitutional freedoms as these laws are weaponized against them.

Wrecking reputations, jobs and businesses is not “respect.”

The Log Cabin Republican website devotes a sizable section to such laws, complete with an “equality map.” Their fondest dream is universal civil rights for homosexual behaviorists and sex change experimenters. The Movement Advancement Project, funded by devoted liberals like Tim Gill, David Bohnett and David Geffen, is linked to the Log Cabin website.

This project also advances so-called “safe schools” from an “LGBT” perspective. Many of you know what this “gay-speak” means in reality– indoctrination and corruption beginning in grade school. Small children are taught to accept that people are “born gay” (a lie), that this behavior is normal and safe (another lie) and that the only evil bigots who oppose these behaviors are Christians and— wait for it—“conservatives”!

Last February 2017, CPAC was ready to welcome open homosexual Milo Yiannopoulos, star of his self-designed “Dangerous Faggot” tour,  as the conference’s keynote speaker.

But then Milo’s apparent tolerance of pedophilia surfaced in a video. And that was a bridge too far for CPAC.

Proudly homosexual? Okay. Offensive and vulgar? Okay. But child molestation? CPAC figured this was not going to look good, even if Milo did strongly support the Second Amendment.

When did a “gay” identity become a conservative value?

This is the new alternate universe of jaded RINO Republicans and their lapdog groups. Look at Scott Wagner, faux conservative running for governor in the GOP primary in Pennsylvania. He sponsored “LGBT” legislation with no accommodation for religious freedom.

In some circles, respect for proud “LGBT” sinners is the new GOP standard, even if faithful Christian conservatives suffer as a consequence. Wagner would be a perfect fit at the 2018 CPAC “conservative” masquerade ball, where sexual license is now acceptable, even applauded.

It’s been obvious for some time that CPAC leans libertarian, so I guess pornography and abortion are okay, too. And marijuana legalization is advocated by speaker Gary Johnson.

C’mon, let’s be honest. Activists for American implosion are being exalted at CPAC. And heroic groups resisting the decay—like MassResistance—are being shown the door.

And when did lying become a conservative value? Deception is embedded in the “Log Cabin” Republicans’ name. No one truly believes the fiction that Abraham Lincoln wore pink underwear and snuck men into the Lincoln bedroom.

What GOP mega-donors with “LGBT” sympathies lurk behind the CPAC desperation to re-frame men in drag as conservatives? We should probably follow the money.

But whoever’s pushing CPAC in this direction is not simply short-sighted and amoral.

They are fools.

CPAC needs a “come to Jesus” moment—probably literally. In the meantime, a lot of folks are jumping ship.

Linda Harvey, President, Mission America

The media ministry of Linda Harvey is an outgrowth of her Christian faith and a successful career in marketing and public relations.

As a former advertising executive, Mrs. Harvey specialized in creating new communications’ vehicles. She has started more than twenty-five publications and overseen multi-million dollar advertising campaigns, primarily in the health care field. She was formerly Director of Marketing Communications at Ohio State University Hospitals.

In 1995, she founded Mission America, a Christian pro-family organization tracking current cultural issues with weekly e-newsletters sent to a national audience.

Linda hosts daily commentaries and a weekly radio show on the Salem Network station in Columbus, OH, 880 AM WRFD which broadcasts throughout the state, and airs a weekly commentary on the national Moody Radio Network. She is also a regular columnist for conservative news site , for, for, and for .

She is interviewed frequently by local, state and national media outlets, and is author of two Christian books, Maybe He’s Not Gay: Another View on Homosexuality and Not My Child: Contemporary Paganism and the New Spirituality.

In addition, Linda is a frequent conference speaker, with presentations at events sponsored by Concerned Women for America, Focus on the Family, Heartbeat International, American Family Association, EPC (the Education Policy Conference), Americans for Truth and TruthXChange. She has also spoken to many Ohio Tea Party groups..

Mrs. Harvey attended a United Nations international conference as a media representative; has participated in a briefing on Capitol Hill; and has testified numerous times before Ohio legislative committees. She serves on the National Pro-Family Forum and the Ohio Pro-Family Forum.

Linda Harvey holds a B.A. in English from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and has done graduate work at Miami, Ohio State University, and Trinity Lutheran Seminary. She is the wife of Tom Harvey and the mother of two children. They live in Columbus, Ohio.



CPAC Bends to Religious Freedom Deniers — 4 Comments

  1. I “jumped ship” during W administration as I realized rhinos were taking over the party. I donate only to individual candidates as I financially can….never to the party. They are going the way of the culture as are many Christian churches today. They need to realize that ultimately God is in control and will not reward acceptance of what He calls an “abomination “. Get ready. Our redemption drawers near. Honor Him and He will honor you. Sin as defined by God’s Word does not change with the times.

  2. What happened to the accepting and loving message of God? As a true Christian you cannot overlook these messages just because another’s lifestyle makes you uncomfortable. More compassion on the part of Christians is what I interpret as Christ’s message – not vitriol, fear, intolerance. Remember the “what would Jesus do?’ slogan of the late 90’s? Above all, Christ stood for love, compassion, understanding, and peace. Unfortunately, I do not see much of that at all in Linda’s article. I see mostly fear, anger, and judgment. I understand that unfortunately these traits seem to be the rulers of the roost these days in the USA, but I would hope that some of us would be able rise above that – especially those following the message of Jesus Christ. You know what he said about judgment, right? Not ours to give. According to Christ, our job is to follow God, and to love one another – especially those we misunderstand and fear – our neighbors, our enemies, and everyone in-between. Leave the judging to God, and please focus more on the positive, peaceful, and loving aspects of Christ’s teachings. Articles like these pit us against one another instead of bringing us together, playing into the hands of the devil.

    • Tim: Have you actually read Scripture? Back when I was a liberal, it was sitting down and reading the Bible that began to change my mind, and here’s the message: God defines sin, we do not. We will never any of us be sinless until after death, if we have confessed Christ as Savior in this life. But the Bible is crystal clear on homosexuality. It’s a sin in the Old Testament and the New. Sexual immorality is any sex outside one man, one woman marriage. You can feel all smug if you choose in glossing over sin– except apparently for what you perceive as mine– but God will not. And our hearts for children should lead all true believers to never support the embrace of these “identities” as inborn. These are lies. Jesus will forgive any sinner who repents, but don’t twist what He clearly defined as sin. CPAC is embracing proud sinners who are corrupting our culture, while excluding those who speak out. By obfuscating the truth, they ( and perhaps attitudes like yours) will end up harming many people.

      And what Jesus said about judgement? It was to not be a hypocrite but instead to judge with righteous judgment. In other words, without hypocrisy.Read the whole passages, Tim. The meaning becomes clear.

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