CPAC 2018: ‘Cowardly’ Political Action Committee Rejects MassResistance

For five years, I have worked with and have reported on MassResistance, an assertive pro-family group which doesn’t run away from speaking the truth about the LGBT Movement. I even served as its California Director, since the Golden State has the most members in the larger MassResistance community.

Here are some of the inconvenient yet compelling truths that MassResistance stands by and shares:

  1. Homosexuality is not an innate genetic trait. There is no evidence to justify the argument that people are born gay. Even openly gay Milo Yiannopoulos has admitted as much.
  2. Transgenderism is a mental disorder. Extensive research into biology and genetics has affirmed that there are only two sexes. It’s not about how you feel or what you see.
  3. Same-sex conduct is medically and psychologically destructive.
  4. The political agenda promoting LGBT behaviors is undermining our natural rights.

Most people don’t hear this side of debate, much like the negative verities associated with illegal immigration. However, the consequences of allowing the LGBT movement to infiltrate the public sphere is upending our natural rights and individual liberties of our nation’s citizenry today. Cross-dressing drag queens lead story-time in public libraries, high schools are learning about “LGBT historical figures”, and little children are learning that gender is a mere social construction—and their parents cannot object to these lessons.

Are you triggered yet?

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Apparently, The Conservative Political Action Committee was. After promising to allow MassResistance a table to present their mission and activism, CPAC’s Executive Director Dan Schneider rescinded their approval at the last minute. What’s going on? I called CPAC’s parent institution, the American Conservative Union, for answers on this troubling development. One of the spokesmen informed me that they would reach out to Dan Schneider, the Executive Director, and he would get my message.

No one got back to me, so I contacted them again, and asked directly why MassResistance’s approval was taken away. The person who answered the phone informed me that they had rescinded the invite for MassResistance because the movement “neglected to use the language of common decency.” What language exactly? He did not give me any examples. There is nothing which MassResistance has published or said which had violated rules of decency or propriety.

Camenker’s report on the sudden cancellation indicated that Schneider disinvited MassResistance simply because this pro-family group favors an aggressive approach to confronting the public officials who are imposing this agenda in our public schools. They target our children, after all.

This criticism is really hypocritical. After all, as a presidential candidate Donald Trump volleyed some of the most controversial, vitriolic statements at his primary opponents, then at Hillary Clinton. He got elected, didn’t he? This country’s political culture needs tough rhetoric and clear-cut action, although critics have slammed his speech as indecent or unkind in the past. Moreover, President Trump is going to be one of CPAC’s keynote speakers. If MassResistance gets rejected because of their lack of “common decency,” should President Trump not be allowed to speak at CPAC? Give me a break! Conservatives need to wake up. We are fighting a culture war, and Republicans should have been aware of this fight since Pat Buchanan’s unlikely yet influential primary challenge to George Herbert Walker Bush in 1992.

Now CPAC wants to shy away from the pro-family fight?

I contacted Brian Camenker, the President of MassResistance, and he told me that news of CPAC’s cowardly move is spreading all over the country and the world. Camenker then informed me that the Log Cabin Republicans, a group of LGBT Republicans, are allowed to have a table at CPAC. They are building momentum to normalize gay marriage and transgenderism in the Republican Party platform, and they have fought for homosexual and transgenderism in the United States military. He believes that Schneider rebuffed MassResistance because they didn’t want to offend the Log Cabin group as well as to promote a more “’libertarian” ambience to attract younger people.

These gestures are not wise. Conservatism as a movement and ideological force must defend natural marriage and the family. Former US Senator and Presidential candidate Rick Santorum authored the book It Takes a Family, stressing the role of Dads and Moms to transmit crucial values and principles on life, liberty, property, and the United States’ constitutional political culture. He has also reminded the public that the Republican Party was established not only to abolish slavery, but to end polygamy, a barbaric practice which devalues women and assaults the nuclear family.

So, Dan Schneider gave MassResistance a formal invite to have a table at CPAC, then they changed their minds. I asked to speak with Schneider, but my request was rebuffed since they are getting ready for the convention. Before hanging up, I let Josh know that when more people hear about this unjustified reversal, they might not have much of a convention to prepare for. I called a friend of mine, informing her to contact the American Conservative Union (or should I write “Conservative” in quotes at this point?) and demand that MassResistance have a table at the convention.

In another telling irony, a conservative association is silencing a pro-family group. Isn’t conservatism all about defending natural rights, including freedom of speech? And all of this is based on some vague standard of “common decency.”

I contacted Dr. Michael Brown, conservative Christian author and speaker, and he issued to me the following statement:

“It is absolutely outrageous that CPAC would ban the presence of MassResistance, one of the few organizations in the country actually doing something to resist the advance of aggressive LGBT activism, especially in our children’s schools. This is even more outrageous when you realize that CPAC welcomes the presence and participation of a gay Republican organization like Log Cabin Republicans. CPAC needs to reverse itself immediately with an apology to MassResistance.”

I urge every reader to contact CPAC right now: (202) 347-9388. Tell them to keep their promise and let MassResistance have their table!

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Arthur Schaper
Arthur Schaper is a blogger, writer, and commentator on topics both timeless and timely; political, cultural, and eternal. A life-long Southern California resident, Arthur currently lives in Torrance. Follow his blogs at The State of the Union and As He Is, So Are We Ministries.

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