Conservatives angry at Norquist for Log Cabin speech
October 20 2005 11:00 PM ET
leader is taking some serious heat over his appearance at
a fund-raiser for the gay political group Log Cabin
Republicans—not from the left but from the
Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax
Reform, was the featured speaker at Log Cabin's
biggest annual fund-raiser, called the "Grand Ol' Party."
Social conservative leaders are calling
Norquist's appearance "traitorous," "deceitful," and
"a betrayal." Cathie Adams, president of the antigay
conservative group Texas Eagle Forum, told the
right-wing Cybercast News Service, "If he was a
serious economic conservative, Grover Norquist would not
have [spoken] at a fund-raiser for a group bent on the
destruction of traditional families."
But a spokesperson for Americans for Tax Reform
says they don't think the criticism is justified.
Christopher Butler told CNS that his group "certainly
doesn't take a position on social issues. We'll lower your
taxes, but other groups exist to deal with those other
issues." (Sirius OutQ News)