Hi everyone,

I want to let you know that after being a supporter and serving as Chair of the Advisory Board since May of 2010, I gave Chris Barron and Jimmy LaSalvia my resignation Saturday night. If you search GOProud here at the blog you’ll see the affection with which I’ve held both Chris and Jimmy, and I wish them well.

As Independent Conservatives and Tea Party patriots, we have a lot of work to do in the next two years taking our great nation back, and I do look forward to continuing to work with conservatives across the spectrum on the issues with which we all have in common.

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  1. RuBegonia says:

    Twitterverse on fire with this multiple Re-Tweet:
    RT @ChrisRBarron: Thanks for your support this past year! RT @HeyTammyBruce: My Resignation from GOProud http://bit.ly/e2KxgZ #tbrs ~ AND from @GOProud: A huge thank you to our outgoing Advisory Council Chair @HeyTammyBruce!!!

  2. TammyChicago says:

    Well, not sure what the skinny is but sounds to me like GOProud didnt do themselves any favors this year at CPAC. It’s unfortunate because I have supported them in the past. The Conservative movement needs all true conservative voices. It would behoove GOProud to remember that.

  3. k0rhv says:

    Thats a big drag. I’ve been talkin them up pretty good. Been workin my butt off 4 the last month, no time to watch CPAC. Anxious 2 hear what the story is. Unless it’s a mortal mistake please be gentle, I like em a lot.

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  5. lord-ruler says:

    I am sure we will hear more about this in the next podcast.

  6. SmallgGay says:

    Love the Tammy.

  7. cjp2361 says:

    Wouldn’t it be great if the reason was Tammy just needed to clear her plate so she’d have the time to accept a position on a presidential campaign? I hear a ‘certain someone’s’ been doing some hiring lately! :-) Just trying to keep positive :-)

  8. MACVEL says:

    WHY DID TAMMY RESIGN? I trust she will tell us soon.

    • noflyzone says:

      there have been rumblings about goproud ever since cpac started. according to big bucks huffington via frum forum head of goproud called a big honcho at cpac a nasty name (it woulden’t even make sarah palin blush).

      i’m not real impressed when an organization like cpac makes a nut job like ron paul winner of its straw poll twice in a row. sorry ron paul devotees, but paul, in my view, is certifiable. romney came in second.

      • aardvark says:

        CPAC didn’t “make” anyone winner — attendees VOTED for him ;-)
        Paulettes are over-represented :) Anyone may pay their money, go, and vote.

        • MainelyRight says:

          Actually, I believe almost 1000 YAL members (formerly the Ron Paul for President 2008 gang) were given tickets to go. Don’t know if they got transportation and rooms but the house was stacked. And they disrupted speakers throughout the event. I believe this is why YAF.org expelled Ron Paul from their Advisory Board. The funny thing was that YAF timed their announcement for the exact moment it was announced that Paul won the straw poll.

  9. ShArKy666 says:

    WTF is goin on????? i wonder if this has anything to do with what i heard mark levin talk about on his friday show? why hasn’t tammy posted a special report or SOMETHING to let us know what’s this all about? arggg…this is frustrating

    • larrygeary says:

      Tammy was unable to do any shows for technical reasons, as I’m sure she’ll clarify. Special Report due Sunday late, but she’ll be tired from her flight, so I think Monday’s show will be the big debriefing.

      • Tammy says:

        Larry, you are an experienced TAM! LOL! Yes, I will give everyone the lost equipment update, and while I do expect to be a bit tired when I get home, I pledge to post the Palin Report and, yes, at least a mini Weekend Update. Thanks for translating the situation for everyone :)

  10. ashleymatt says:

    Well based on the tweets between them re the resignation, there doesn’t seem to be any bad blood b/t Tammy and GOProud. It is interesting that it comes at a time when the spotlight on GOProud is at an all-time high, but that may just been happenstance. However, the speculation will rage until we know why ;)

  11. Bash1955 says:

    I trust Tammys reasons….whatever they may be.

  12. Gregger71 says:

    Of course, I don’t know what Tammy’s reasons are for resigning and if her departure was friendly or not. So, my comments are limited to my thoughts on GOProud after listening to Ann Coulter’s speech today.

    Coulter argued that we gays are used as pawns by liberals, using a made-up issue called gay marriage, in order to destroy the family and thereby allowing the state to move in and take control over all individuals. Ummm….this is hysteria and quite frankly, a load of bullshit.

    Coulter’s black helicopter conspiracy theory, which according to Coulter herself, GOProud found compelling enough to drop their entire support of gay marriage (Coulter gets results!), then segued into her TRUE reason for opposing gay marriage: her holy repulsion of sodomy. I am a gay man and a born-again Christian, a loving man; not a lowly sodomist! My love for someone else is not sin. God is love.

    Why is Coulter thinking about gay sodomy so much and where does that leave lesbians, who don’t engage in sodomy? Personally, I don’t really like the visual of Ann Coulter having sex either, but I’m not going around making speeches about it!

    And this is GOProud’s Judy Garland???

    Coulter has every right to believe what she wants and say what she wants. I don’t agree with her, but I don’t begrudge her right to say it. But GOProud disappointed me. By aligning itself with her, GOProud allowed her to go out on stage and make the gay argument for our inclusion: you all are sinners too. They let her set the premise that homosexuality, love between two people, is sin. This is the best friend GOProud can come up with?

    Evidently everyone loved her speech, but I hated it. However it was a learning moment for me, as Tammy would say…

    • TammyChicago says:

      Typically, I like Coulter but I thought her CPAC speech was filled with WTFness. Oh, she “likes” gays alright ……except for that equal rights thing they keep harping about. Coulter’s alignment with GOProud is as ridiculous as PETA plugging Taco Bell.

      • lord-ruler says:

        Ann Coulters speech was spot on. Marriage is and always has been between a man and a woman. It is not a civil right it is the foundation that families are built upon.

        • larrygeary says:

          Stanley Kurtz studied the effects of widespread cohabitation, no-fault divorce, civil unions, and gay marriage in the Scandinavian countries a few years ago. The results were not good for marriage, child rearing, or society. One man, one woman marriages, while imperfect, produce the best results for children and society. Single parenthood, polygamy, and other variations produce less good outcomes, if not outright disasters. Life is perverse that way. Polygamy may actually be the form of relationship programmed into our DNA, but we must resist it because it produces bad societies, Islamic society being a perfect example.

          Whatever problems gays are having that you think will be solved by permitting same-sex marriage, can be addressed in other ways without creating a situation potentially damaging to society as a whole. Address those individual problems – and I honestly don’t know what they are – and you will find you can achieve the equality you desire without upsetting a plurality of society.

          • Gregger71 says:

            Who said anything about having children? We’re talking civil unions between two people who love each other, or at best marriage. The gays, who number about 2 percent of the population, are hardly a direct threat to society.

            Stop taking Kurtz’s word for it and just use some common sense.

          • Artgal says:

            Amen, Gregger71!

            This is another rally cry of ‘it’s for the children’. There are many heterosexual couples who do not procreate in their marriages – does that make their union less valid or worthy of pursuit?

            Listen, I agree that if a man and woman marry and have children, they should do so together. But tell that to the married heterosexuals – not the gays! We’re not the ones making a ‘mockery of marriage’ nor are we mainly responsible for creating the generations of latch-key kids. And hey – you cannot blame the ridiculous divorce rate on us. Blame it on those who take their marriage vows so seriously they can divorce in a flash and turn around and have a big wedding all over again…and again…and again…

            Not trying to sound cruel (that may be the Merlot), but you see, maybe I have a hard time figuring out how it is that gay couples are going to ruin something the heterosexuals have royally messed up for a very long time. Maybe we can set a better example for married heterosexual couples just like gay males do with interior decorating & hairstyling and the chicks with fixing cars and chopping wood.

            With all due respect, larrygeary, you stated, ‘Whatever problems the gays are having that you think will be resolved by same-sex marriage, can be addressed in other ways…’ and then proceed to tell us you do not know what those problems are. Are you trying to say heterosexuals seeking marriage do so to resolve their problems? Perhaps that’s why heteros are divorcing at an alarming rate and messing up the lives of their children.

            Here’s my suggestion to people who are suffering from sleep deprivation over civil unions & gay marriage: concentrate on your own relationships – not the relationships of gays – or other straights for that matter. I guarantee if some of the population worrying about gay marriage or civil unions would simply apply that energy into their own relationships – and their children – then maybe we would see more couples healing their own households.

            Again, I’m not trying to be cruel towards heteros at all. I know and enjoy the company of many heterosexuals. Some of them are my best friends. I work with men and women who are largely straight. I even go to some of their parties and have attended many a heterosexual marriage ritual. Some try to fix me up with their gay sisters or co-workers because they think I’m swell – I guess that is a heterosexual peace offering.

            Maybe Ted Olson’s article last year will be helpful for us all: http://www.newsweek.com/2010/01/08/the-conservative-case-for-gay-marriage.html

            Oh yeah – and Happy Valentine’s Day! …whatever…

            I need to get another glass of wine.

  13. Nativevoice says:

    Here is an article I read from Redstate on GoProud and why some organizations pulled out. Don’t know if it is factual or not but haven’t known Redstate to write false articles. I’m sure Tammy will let us know.
    http://www.redstate.com/erick/2011/02/10/this-is-too-much-for-me/

  14. GiMiller says:

    I bet your right Maynard!! :)

  15. girlsgotrhythm says:

    I agree completely with you, lord-ruler. Ann was spot on. Marriage is and always should be between a man and a woman.

  16. jimmer says:

    Coulter’s support of Christie is enough for me to question anything she says. Sorry Ann, I never thought of you as a conservative so talk to my hand, my ears are not listening. Palin/West ’12!!!

  17. glwinch says:

    I wonder what is really going on with Tammy’s resignation form GOProud? Perhaps a future comment from Tammy is coming soon?

  18. mariamcbean says:

    Why can’t 2012 be here already?????

  19. dennisl59 says:

    Ann Clouter’s walkon music was “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns ‘n Roses.

  20. k0rhv says:

    I agree with Tam. 14th amendment clearly states if the gvmt recognizes 1 group, they must recognize all “equally”. The problem here isn’t the people, or the church, it’s as always government. Get the government the hell out of our damn bedrooms & we all benefit.

  21. Artgal says:

    I think it is safe to say Tammy was not pleased with the direction of GOProud. Consider her statement in which she indicated she ‘held’ affection for Jimmy & Chris – she uses the past tense. It needs to be noted Tammy no longer follows these gentlemen or GOProud on Twitter.

    We can determine through these instances that Tammy left based on principle.

    In Tammy’s closing paragraph, she noted we have much work ahead and it is work that will require us independent conservatives and tea party activists to “…work across the spectrum on the issues we all have in common.” Apparently, that was not the focus of GOProud, and I’ll repost Nativevoice’s link with the information: http://www.redstate.com/erick/2011/02/10/this-is-too-much-for-me/

    For several years, I have listened to Tammy and commented on the site. As a gay woman myself, it was a God-send to hear another gay woman, who was on the public stage, speak from the heart about her love for and committment to this nation’s guiding principles and traditions. That is truly what matters to Tammy. It is what matters to all of us or we would not be ‘gathering’ here; therefore, I just wish to add what Tammy did in resigning makes sense especially when we consider what lies before us.

    Once again, it appears Tammy has made a decision based on what is right for this nation and for the situation we all – as Americans – find ourselves in today. If this is the case (and I hope I’m not over-analyzing here), she deserves to be highly commended.

  22. Tinker says:

    I’m not all that surprised and support Tammy’s decision, and hope she doesn’t join anymore organizations… unless it’s team Palin, of course. :)

  23. thierry says:

    “On religious issues there can be little or no compromise. There is no position on which people are so immovable as their religious beliefs. There is no more powerful ally one can claim in a debate than Jesus Christ, or God, or Allah, or whatever one calls this supreme being. But like any powerful weapon, the use of God’s name on one’s behalf should be used sparingly. The religious factions that are growing throughout our land are not using their religious clout with wisdom. They are trying to force government leaders into following their position 100 percent. If you disagree with these religious groups on a particular moral issue, they complain, they threaten you with a loss of money or votes or both.
         I’m frankly sick and tired of the political preachers across this country telling me as a citizen that if I want to be a moral person, I must believe in “A,” “B,” “C” and “D.” Just who do they think they are? And from where do they presume to claim the right to dictate their moral beliefs to me? And I am even more angry as a legislator who must endure the threats of every religious group who thinks it has some God-granted right to control my vote on every roll call in the Senate. I am warning them today: I will fight them every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of ‘conservatism.’”
         — Barry Goldwater

    “Being a conservative in America traditionally has meant that one holds a deep, abiding respect for the Constitution. We conservatives believe sincerely in the integrity of the Constitution. We treasure the freedom that document protects….
         By maintaining the separation of church and state, the United States has avoided the intolerance which has so divided the rest of the world with religious wars. Throughout our two hundred plus years, public policy debate has focused on political and economic issues, on which there can be compromise….
         The great decisions of government cannot be dictated by the concerns of religious factions. This was true in the days of Madison, and it is just as true today. We have succeeded for 205 years in keeping the affairs of state separate from the uncompromising idealism of religious groups and we mustn’t stop now. To retreat from that separation would violate the principles of conservatism and the values upon which the framers built this democratic republic.”
    - ibid.

    “It is contended by many that ours is a Christian government, founded upon the Bible, and that all who look upon the book as false or foolish are destroying the foundation of our country. The truth is, our government is not founded upon the rights of gods, but upon the rights of men. Our Constitution was framed, not to declare and uphold the deity of Christ, but the sacredness of humanity. Ours is the first government made by the people and for the people. It is the only nation with which the gods have had nothing to do. And yet there are some judges dishonest and cowardly enough to solemnly decide that this is a Christian country, and that our free institutions are based upon the infamous laws of Jehovah.”
    – Robert Ingersoll, “Individuality” (1873)

    “As the government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen [Muslims] … it is declared … that no pretext arising from religious opinion shall ever product an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries….
         The United States is not a Christian nation any more than it is a Jewish or a Mohammedan nation.”
              — Treaty of Tripoli (1797) signed into law by then President John Adams

    “The founders of our nation were nearly all Infidels, and that of the presidents who had thus far been elected [Washington; Adams; Jefferson; Madison; Monroe; Adams; Jackson] not a one had professed a belief in Christianity…”- Reverend Doctor Bird Wilson, Episcopal minister in a sermon preached in October, 1831.

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