19 August 2010

Ann Coulter Dropped from Conference over Speech to Gay Republicans

Washington Scene

The conservative website World Net Daily.com (WND) announced Wednesday that it was canceling a planned keynote address by Ann Coulter next month at its "Taking America Back Annual Conference" because of her decision to give a paid speech before a gay conservative group.

Coulter was hired to speak at the GOProud conference, a meeting of homosexual political conservatives, on September 25.

WND editor in chief Joseph Farah said a statement on WND's website, "There is simply no room [at the WND conference] for compromisers or for people who accept money from those determined to destroy the moral fabric required for self-governance and liberty."

"They hired me to give a speech," Coulter told Farah when asked about the appearance, "So I'm giving a speech. I do it all the time."

Coulter, who writes a weekly column for WND.com, said the decision to drop her from the conference was "silly."

"I speak to a lot of groups and do not endorse them," she continued. "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."

Even without Coulter, the Miami, Fla., WND conference will still feature plenty of conservative stars, including Rep. Michele Bachman (R-Minn.). Bachman will be joined by Ambassador Alan Keyes, Colorado GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo, former Sen. and retired Admiral Jeremiah Denton, and talk-show host Rusty Humphries.

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