Chris Barron Resigns From GOProud Over CPAC Attendance
Homocon group GOProud has lost one of its most vocal public faces. Chris Barron, co-founder of the conservative group, has announced his resignation over GOProud's decision to accept an invitation to CPAC.
“Last night I resigned from the Board of GOProud, the organization that I co-founded back in April of 2009," Barron told BuzzFeed. "I cannot in good conscience sit by and watch as the current leadership of the organization disingenuously pawns off an unconditional surrender to the forces of bigotry as some sort of ‘compromise. Nothing has changed in regards to GOProud and CPAC, GOProud does not have a booth, they are not a sponsor, they are not participating in any formal sense–individual members can attend and that’s exactly the terms ACU dictated the previous few years.”
GOProud was notoriously banned from CPAC for the past several years, leading the group to celebrate its long awaited inclusion at the 2014 incarnation of the heavily anti-gay event.