Al Cardenas is making it clear he's not a fan of gay GOP group GOProud.

The newly-elected chairman of the American Conservative Union (ACU), which organizes the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), now says the group was too rowdy at this year's event, suggesting the gay Republicans might not be welcome at next year's gathering.

GOProud's presence at CPAC prompted social conservatives to boycott the conference.

Several Republican lawmakers, including South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint and Ohio Representative Jim Jordan, and a smattering of socially conservative groups – the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), FRC Action and Concerned Women for America (CWA) – joined the boycott.

In an interview with the website, Cardenas chided the group for standing their ground.

“The problem is that GOProud didn't help us any in being inclusive, because they used that platform to be quite aggressive [outside CPAC]. They started taunting some of our board members,” he said.

“The ideal GOProud participation would have been, 'You know what, guys? This is an inclusive society. We're as interested in these fiscal issues as you are. Fill your website with fiscal issues that you're for and be a mainstream discusser of issues. We just happen to have a different lifestyle.' And if they'd done that, they would have laid the groundwork for things that would have been pretty good.”

Previously, Cardenas has said he opposed including GOProud because they advocate for gay marriage, a claim GOProud Chairman Christopher Barron has denied.