GOProud advisory council chair Tammy Bruce announced her resignation from the group today, after having particpated in events with the group throughout CPAC this weekend. GOProud board chairman Chris Barron, however, also tells Metro Weekly that the gay conservative group has added former American Conservative Union executive director Chuck Muth to its advisory council.
Muth currently serves as the president and chief executive officer of Citizen Outreach, a group that bills itself as "issues as varied as lawsuit abuse, government regulation, privatization, health care reform, school choice, social security reform, tax and spending abuses, and illegal immigration, explaining these issues in terms the average citizen can understand and act upon."
Muth opposed the effort to pass the Federal Marriage Amendment in 2004, writing at American Daily at the time:
The folks supporting the Federal Marriage Amendment want people to think it's just a measure to protect marriage. But if that's the case, why not a constitutional amendment banning divorce and adultery, as well? Any reasonable person would have to admit those two have been historically far more harmful to the institution of marriage than gay unions ever could be, right? ...
[P]roponents know that every year more and more younger folks join the electorate who don't share the same anti-gay sentiments of their parents and grandparents. If FMA-ers can't pass an anti-gay constitutional amendment this year or next, they sure as heck won't be able to pass one in five or ten years.
As to Bruce's resignation, she wrote on her site today:
I want to let you know that after being a supporter and serving as Chair of the Advisory Board since May of 2010, I gave Chris Barron and Jimmy LaSalvia my resignation Saturday night. If you search GOProud here at the blog you'll see the affection with which I’ve held both Chris and Jimmy, and I wish them well.
As Independent Conservatives and Tea Party patriots, we have a lot of work to do in the next two years taking our great nation back, and I do look forward to continuing to work with conservatives across the spectrum on the issues with which we all have in common.
Barron wrote to Metro Weekly , "We love Tammy. She hasd been a tremendous asset to this organization and continues to be a powerful voice for conservatism. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors."