For a guy who says he plans to fight “the homosexual agenda” “until the last breath” and thinks God will “collapse” America for accepting gay marriage, WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah sure has been doing a lot of gay media lately.
Farah appeared on two radio shows that are hosted by gay talk show personalities this week to blast Ann Coulter for headlining an upcoming party sponsored by GOProud, an organization that represents gay conservatives. Farah dropped Coulter from a speaking engagement at WND’s annual conference in September because of her involvement with GOProud. Coulter retorted last week by calling Farah a “swine” and a “publicity whore.”
In response, Farah appeared on The Steve Yuhas Show Sunday and then gave an interview to host Michelangelo Signorile on Sirius’ gay themed channel, “OutQ” the next day. Farah told Signorile that he was fed up with the conservative movement, and criticized conservatives for embracing members of the gay community who share beliefs on issues like taxes, health care and the role of government.
“This is my beef with conservatism: it’s always losing ground,” Farah told Signorile. “That’s why I don’t consider myself a conservative.”
Farah added that he never would have asked Coulter to speak at his event if he knew that she would show support to gay conservatives by speaking at one of their events.
“I guess you could say Ann Coulter had me fooled,” he said.
A number of prominent conservatives, including Fox News host Glenn Beck and Elisabeth Hasselbeck of ABC’s “The View” have recently voiced support for gay marriage. Also, the Conservative Political Action Conference agreed this week to accept GOProud as an affiliate sponsor for their 2011 event for a second year in a row.
GOProud Board Chairman Christopher R. Barron fired back Tuesday, saying he was glad to see Farah “come out of the closet” as a non-conservative.
“I am sure the irony of going on a left wing gay show to complain about Ann Coulter speaking to a right wing gay group is lost on Mr. Farah, but it isn’t lost on the rest of us,” Barron said. ”His appearance on the Signorile show was his second appearance on a gay radio show in the last few days. Apparently, only Ann isn’t allowed to speak to gay audiences.”
Although WND continues to publish her weekly syndicated column, a banner featuring Coulter that was once on the top of the site appears to have been removed for now.
In an email to The Daily Caller, Farah countered that there is a major difference between Coulter’s paid speech to GOProud and his interviews with the radio hosts.
“Talking to homosexuals and engaging them on the issues of the day is one thing. Accepting paid speaking assignments from homosexual activist lobbying groups promoting same-sex marriage, open homosexuality in the U.S. military ranks and hate crimes legislation is quite different,” Farah said in the email. “…I [do not] believe GOProud has a conservative agenda at all on taxes, health care and the role of government. GOProud is, as its chairman has stated, 100 percent about the promotion of a radical, anti-American, anti-freedom homosexual agenda.”