Colorado-based Focus on the Family is threatening to ditch the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) convention because of gay GOP group GOProud's inclusion.

Tom Minnery, the senior vice president of the Focus lobbying arm CitizenLink, told The Gazette that his group will attend February's event to offset GOProud's presence, but added that the group was questioning future commitments.

“When you don't have the influence of organizations like ours you end up with influences from organizations like GOProud,” he said.

The three-day convention to be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC will feature such anti-gay figures as media personality Ann Coulter, South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.

GOProud's attendance has already spurred three socially conservative groups to boycott this year's convention, including FRC Action, the political arm of the Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America (CWA), and the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the nation's most vociferous anti-gay marriage group.

Liberty University Law School, the Christian-based university founded by the late Jerry Falwell, bailed on last year's event due to GOProud's presence.

But the mostly college aged crowd the convention draws does not appear to have much of an interest in social issues.

When Ryan Sorba, a member of the California chapter of the Young Americans for Freedom, condemned CPAC for including GOProud in last year's event he was booed off the stage.

“We hope that all conservative organizations would participate, because it takes a broad-based conservative organization to come together to work, to offer solutions to the problems facing our country, and we think it takes everybody. And we hope all conservatives will participate in CPAC. It's an enormous event, and it brings people from all over the country, and we're excited to be a part of it,” Jimmy LaSalvia, executive director of GOProud, told Talking Points Memo.