The debate about whether Ann Coulter is
pro- or anti-gay was not settled Saturday night after her
highly-anticipated appearance at Homocon 2010, the
first annual convention of gay conservatives sponsored by gay GOP
Coulter had received heat from social
conservatives for her decision to speak at the New York City event.
The conservative celebrity was called a
“deserter” by the Christian conservative group American Family
“Count Ann Coulter and Glenn Beck as
the latest deserters in the culture war and in the battle for sexual
normalcy,” AFA's Bryan Fischer wrote at the group's website,
referring to Beck's recent pronouncement that gay marriage is not a
threat. “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.”
Coulter's move also cost her a speaking
gig at World Net Daily's (WND) Taking America Back National
Conference in Miami.
Joseph Farah, editor and CEO of WND,
rescinded an invitation for her to speak at the conference.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,”
But Coulter appears to be having the
last laugh. In an appearance on Fox News' Red Eye, she called
Farah a “publicity whore” and referred to WND as “fake
“These are fake Christians trying to
get publicity,” she said.
reported that at Homocon 2010, she told gay Republicans
that marriage “is not a civil right – you're not black.”
After explaining that gay people are
among the wealthiest demographic groups in the country, she joked:
“Blacks must be looking at the gays saying, 'Why can't we be
oppressed like that?'”
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.