In a statement on air yesterday, Kevin McCollough said the American Family Association was not planning on skipping out on CPAC, regardless of GOProud's involvement. Today brings a different story.

AFA has sent a message to CPAC: "Homosexuality is not a conservative value." I'm not exactly sure what happened in the last 24 hours to change their mind - perhaps McCollough was just ahead of himself. Whatever the reason, they now join The American Principles Project, The National Organization for Marriage, Capitol Research Center, The Center for Military Readiness, Liberty Counsel, Liberty University, Family Research Council, and Concerned Women for America. Focus on the Family, who is co-sponsoring this year, may make it the last time they participate. According to SVP of Focus's CitizenLink Tom Minnery, CitizenLink is participating this year in part to offset GOProud’s presence at CPAC. “When you don’t have the influence of organizations like ours,” Minnery said, “you end up with influences from organizations like GOProud.”

I think any organizations choosing to boycott CPAC are doing themselves and their supporters a complete disservice. Running and hiding from every person or group with whom you disagree sends a bad message. Social conservatism is only one segment of the conservative landscape and abstaining from all discussions due to a difference in one issue is harmful to their movement as a whole, not to mention very 5th grade.
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