As I wrote in my previous post about Ann Coulter and her upcoming appearance at GOProud’s “Homocon 2010” event next month in New York, “words have consequences.” Apparently, Coulter is suffering the consequence of her words, and willingness, to appear at the gay Republican event.
WorldNetDaily has dropped Coulter from its speakers lineup for the Take Back America Conference in Miami next month:
Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, said the decision was a gut-wrenching one for his team because of their fondness for Coulter as both a person and writer-speaker.
“Ultimately, as a matter of principle, it would not make sense for us to have Ann speak to a conference about ‘taking America back’ when she clearly does not recognize that the ideals to be espoused there simply do not include the radical and very ‘unconservative’ agenda represented by GOProud,” said Farah. “The drift of the conservative movement to a brand of materialistic libertarianism is one of the main reasons we planned this conference from the beginning.”
In her defense, Coulter told Farah: “They hired me to give a speech, so I’m giving a speech. I do it all the time.”
Farah then asked:
“Do you not understand you are legitimizing a group that is fighting for same-sex marriage and open homosexuality in the military—not to mention the idea that sodomy is just an alternate lifestyle?” Coulter responded: “That’s silly, I speak to a lot of groups and do not endorse them. I speak at Harvard and I certainly don’t endorse their views. I’ve spoken to Democratic groups and liberal Republican groups that loooove abortion. The main thing I do is speak on college campuses, which is about the equivalent of speaking at an al-Qaida conference. I’m sure I agree with GOProud more than I do with at least half of my college audiences. But in any event, giving a speech is not an endorsement of every position held by the people I’m speaking to. I was going to speak for you guys, I think you’re nuts on the birther thing (though I like you otherwise!).”
Which is to say that Coulter really has no principles whatsoever and will talk to anyone who will pay her speaking fee.
I applaud WND for ditching Coulter and I hope that other organizations will follow suit. The fewer opportunities Coulter has to speak, the better the whole world will be.