Conservative celebrities Ann Coulter and Glenn Beck are being called “deserters” for their lukewarm support of gay rights.

Bryan Fischer, director of issue analysis at the Christian conservative group American Family Association (AFA), made the case after Coulter accepted an invitation to speak at next month's Homocon 2010, the first annual convention of gay conservatives sponsored by gay GOP group GOProud, and Beck suggested he's OK with gay marriage.

“Count Ann Coulter and Glenn Beck as the latest deserters in the culture war and in the battle for sexual normalcy,” Fischer wrote at the group's website. “They have flinched at 'precisely that little point which the world and the devil … are attacking,' and so have forfeited the right to consider themselves any longer culture warriors.”

Neither, however, have exactly endorsed gay rights.

Appearing on Fox News' the O'Reilly Factor, Beck said he didn't cover the “culture warrior stuff” on his radio and TV programs because he felt conservatives have “bigger fish to fry” and added that the government has nothing to do with marriage. “That is a religious right,” he argued, adding that he would get more involved in opposing gay marriage if it stifled a church's right to free speech.

Coulter's move has already cost her a speaking gig at World Net Daily's (WND) Taking America Back National Conference scheduled to take place next month in Miami.

Joseph Farah, editor and CEO of WND, announced last week that he had rescinded her invitation to speak at the conference.

“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,” Farah said.

Coulter has defended her right to speak at Homocon 2010, arguing that “giving a speech is not an endorsement of every position held by the people I'm speaking to.”

In an appearance on Fox News' Red Eye, she took it a step further, calling Farah a “publicity whore” and referring to WND as “fake Christians.”

“These are fake Christians trying to get publicity,” she said.

Coulter is a syndicated columnist and author of numerous anti-liberal books, including How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must): The World According to Ann Coulter.

Homocon 2010 will take place on September 25 in New York City.