Andrew Breitbart resigns from board of GOProud over “outing” of Perry campaign strategist

Andrew Breitbart

“It is with sincere regret that I announce I must step down as a GOProud advisory member. On numerous occasions I have spoken with [GOProud leaders] Jimmy LaSalvia and Chris Barron of the significant impact the practice of ‘outing’ had in my evolution from the political left to the right. I was under the absolute impression that both agreed. I have a zero tolerance attitude toward the intentional infliction of vocational and family harm by divulging the details of an individual’s sexual orientation as a weapon of political destruction.

“As an ‘Advisory Board member’ I was not consulted on this extreme and punitive act. Clearly, there are more productive means to debate controversial ideas and settle conflicts. Therefore, I cannot in good conscience stand with GOProud. I still stand by gay conservatives who boldly and in the face of much criticism from many fronts fight for limited government, lower taxes, a strong national defense as well as the other core conservative principles.”

Uber-conservative Andrew Breitbart, announcing his resignation from GOProud’s advisory board, following GOProud executive director Jimmy LaSalvia’s tweet directed at Rick Perry campaign strategist Tony Fabrizio. LaSalvia tweeted “I’ve just about had it with faggots who line their pockets with checks from anti-gay homophobes while throwing the rest of us under the bus.” GOProud responded by saying that Fabrizio is openly gay, writing in a statement, “We did not believe there was any question about his sexual orientation nor did the reporters who called us to ask about his involvement in Perry’s anti-gay campaign strategy. Questions about an individual’s sexual orientation should obviously be answered by that individual.” (Queerty)

Read Chris Geidner’s take on the initial flack in Poliglot.

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