The gay conservative group GOProud — whose platform is essentially "cut taxes, while being gay" — is hosting a party called "Homocon 2010" with Ann Coulter, "The Right Wing Judy Garland." Fun! But isn't Ann Coulter mean to gay people?
Slate's Dave Weigel asked GOProud executive director Jimmy LaSalvia about an incident in Ann Coulter's past involving a certain gay epithet, and whether GOProud cares:
Coulter's never been as concerned with social issues as the median conservative pundit. She does, however, like to use gay stereotypes when she mocks liberals — she was slapped on the wrist for calling John Edwards a "faggot" at the 2007 Conservative Political Action Conference. No big deal, says LaSalvia.
"We are not concerned about what the PC crowd has to say," he says. "This is about having fun. I don't agree with everything she has said in her lifetime, just like she doesn't agree with everything I've ever said....but we can still party together, right?"
He raises an interesting point, about humans being able to have fun together, despite having battled on political things in the past. We'll have to consider this provocative new idea.