Celebrity conservative Ann Coulter has come to the defense of gay GOP group GOProud Chairman Christopher Barron.

Last Friday, Coulter tweeted a link to video of Barron being interviewed by The Young Turks regular Cenk Uygur on MSNBC's The Ed Show.

“Great video: head of GOProud interviewed by retarded person on MSNBC,” she messaged her more than 22,000 followers.

In the interview, Uygur asks Barron, “Why on God's green Earth are you even a Republican?”

When Barron insists that the GOP accepts gays, Uygur responds: “You gotta wake up, man. In 2004 they ran the whole national campaign against hating you. In 2006, they ran the whole national campaign against hating you.”

“I am wide awake,” Barron interrupts, “and the conservative movement [is] winning and we are a proud part of that movement.”

Barron thanked Coulter for the support, messaging back, “Happy New Years to @AnnCoulter the only person I know who pisses off the gay left more than me!”

And Coulter later added: “Again: Our gays are so much mas macho than their straights.”

In a The Young Turks segment, Uygur responded: “Some people thought I was too harsh on him. I look back on it and I thought I should have been harsher. I can't wait to interview him again. He has zero facts on his side.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Last year, Coulter agreed to speak at GOProud's annual gathering of gay conservatives, but she rankled some in the crowd when she said gay folks are not entitled to marry. After repeal of “Don't Ask, Don't Tell,” she insisted open gay service will weaken the military.