Joseph FarahWorldNet Daily Posted: February 14, 2011 1:00 am Eastern
I hate to say, "I told you so."
It's rather clichÃ©.
But I did try very hard to warn the conservative movement what it was doing by embracing a group of homosexual activists promoting a radical social agenda while masquerading as "conservatives."
I don't know if I was the first to warn about the infiltration of GOProud and how its tentacles would sow seeds of division and strife among conservatives. But I'm quite sure I was among the loudest.
Suffice it to say, few listened to the warnings. It has cost me friendships, long-time alliances and a good name among many who don't know me except through the caricatures drawn by others making their livings under the bright lights of TV cameras accusing me of being a "publicity whore" and a "fake Christian."
Today, more people see the truth about a group they once saw as merely a group of "conservative gays."
Sometimes it takes a little political experience and sophistication, maybe only the kind that can come from being around long enough.
When I tried to point out to Ann Coulter that she was making a mistake by performing at a fundraiser for GOProud at the very moment it was attempting to establish its conservative bona fides, she did not take it well. Neither did many other conservatives.
One who stepped into that fray was Red State.com's Erick Erickson.
"I think it is terrific that Ann Coulter is speaking at HomoCon," he said.
He might be one of those having second thoughts five months later â€“ though I haven't yet received the letter of apology and regret.
You might want to take a look at what appears to be a rather thoughtful and reflective turnaround on his part â€“ a piece call "This is too much for me."
He is beginning to see the reality of who GOProud really is, what its divisive nature is, maybe even what its true intentions are.
So are many others.
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