Thursday, January 13, 2011

This Week's Cartoon: Religious Conservatives Boycott CPAC

Paul Berge
Q Syndicate
Jan 13, 2011

"Family Values" groups (defined as groups which actively seek to devalue my family) are boycotting next month's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) over the inclusion of GOProud, a group of gay ultraconservatives. While the boycotters are primarily from the religious right (e.g., Family Research Council, Eagle Forum, American Family Association, Liberty Council), they also include some not expressly religious groups, such as the Media Resource Center and the Center for Military Readiness.

GOProud is a group created because the Log Cabin Republicans were insufficiently ideologically pure (as evidenced by their endorsement of then-maverick John McCain over George W. Bush in 2000). GOProud advocates that gay and lesbian couples deserve tax cuts just like everybody else, and that gays and lesbians who want to serve in the military have a right to purchase glocks at gun shows.

Having thus secured their position as the conservative movement's house faggots, the controversy now is over allowing them to sit at the dinner table.

I didn't label all my metaphors in the first panel of this cartoon, so I hope I haven't confused everybody by holding off identification of the runaway until panel 2, and "home" until panel 4.

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