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First, Glenn Beck throws in the white flag on gay marriage, as Politics Daily reported earlier this month, and now Ann Coulter has gone AWOL on what just a short time ago was considered a battle flag issue for conservative culture warriors.

The latest controversy on the right began late last week when it was revealed that Coulter, the brutally straight-talking author and pundit, was going to headline next month's HomoCon 2010, an annual event organized by GOProud, a group of gay Republicans.

Coulter has been called "notoriously homophobic" by some critics, but she has also described herself as a gay-friendly "right-wing Judy Garland."

It was the HomoCon appearance, however, set for a Sept. 25 gala in New York, that put her beyond the pale for some of her fellow conservative Christians.

Joseph Farah, editor of the conservative news site WorldNetDaily, dumped Coulter from the upcoming Taking Back America event in Miami, saying the decision was "gut-wrenching" because the group loves Coulter, but that it was also necessary.

"Ultimately, as a matter of principle, it would not make sense for us to have Ann speak to a conference about 'taking America back' when she clearly does not recognize that the ideals to be espoused there simply do not include the radical and very 'unconservative' agenda represented by GOProud," said Farah. "The drift of the conservative movement to a brand of materialistic libertarianism is one of the main reasons we planned this conference from the beginning."

Coulter told Farah to chill. "They hired me to give a speech, so I'm giving a speech. I do it all the time."

But over the weekend the conflict started to go nuclear, which seems inevitable given the personalities involved.

On the early morning Fox News talk show, "The Red Eye," Coulter called out Farah and his allies for their objections to her HomoCon appearance.

"These are fake Christians trying to get publicity," she declared.

She also told The Daily Caller that Farah was a "publicity whore" and a "swine" who could "give less than two s---- about the conservative movement."

Game on.

"Coulter called me a 'publicity whore' for my decision. But look who is on television talking about this -- throwing mud, name-calling, smearing not only me but my entire staff," Farah responded in a statement.

"I will not engage in the kind of ad hominem attacks that have made Coulter so famous and that are making her even more of a media darling in this age of reckless anger and character assassination for the sake of entertainment. Every day, since we made this decision at WND, I thank God for giving me the clarity of mind and discernment to make the right choice."

"No enemies on the right" is an old bit of conservative wisdom. But now it's getting hard to figure out just where the right is.

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Dana

Love the sinner....hate the sin.

August 31 2010 at 12:51 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
six8ndc

Im with Ann. Farah fails to understand that just as there are gays who have conservative sentiments, values, and leanings, there are straights who don't follow every sexual dictate in the Bible. But this goes beyond sex, which Farah fails to appreciate. Not all gays are the stereotypical left leaners the press makes us out to be. Many are educated, conservative, hard working, defense and economy concerned Americans who can rise above sharing policy beliefs with those who are more concerned with self-promotion in the name of ideals they do not embody. Go Ann.

August 30 2010 at 8:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mrsp393

READ THE B-I-B-L-E.

August 30 2010 at 3:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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cazsue

Yes, Christ came with a new law - He commands you to Judge not, not cast the first stone, treat others as you want to be treated, and love! Gay bashers do the polar opposite of what Christ commands - they fish around the Bible to find something to justify their hate, and in the Reich Wing, find fellow haters to make them feel OK about siding with the Anti-Christ.

August 31 2010 at 1:59 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
ROBINHOOD

HOW CAN YOU DO THIS WITHOUT VIOLATING THE 1ST AMENDMENT RIGHTS?

August 30 2010 at 2:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Lara

I think if the Republican party wants to court more independent minded social liberals who are fiscally conservative like me, they need to quit with the gay/Islam bashing. They need to quit with the negative hateful rhetoric and concentrate on the other more reasonable aspects of their platform. I would vote for Republicans if it weren't for their social agenda.

August 29 2010 at 7:40 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
Bill Barber

I suggest that Ann Coulter and like-minded (Christians???) read The Sermon on the Mount where Jesus says that a person who uses abusive language toward another person is headed for gehenna (Hell). M. Barber

August 29 2010 at 2:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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cazsue

How about reading where Christ commanded you not throw the first stone, His only reference to sexual behavior, and gay bashers cast and judge and hate - so un-Christian!!

August 31 2010 at 2:01 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
surg104thill

I love it when the right wing eats its own.

August 29 2010 at 5:19 AM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
jbttgary

well sir let me enlighten you to where the right is an has been in the history of this great country,they for the first time feel threaten by was has happened in the last two years sir an to be honest they are dealing with it the only way that they can an has throughout history only this time they can`t just turn to their violent ways of the past so they hint at it hoping some poor brainwashed soul will carry out their acts of the past they have never actually knew how to deal with the progessiveness of change in this country an it seems to me that those tatics of old have played out for them but it still don`t stop them from using them being that they have always worked for them ,you almost want to feel sorry for them but how can you feel sorry for someone who`s use to having everything for themselves an unwilling to share anything in the world with the rest of the world,an trust me they will never learn their lesson because they think the rest of us can`t think for ourselves so they try an think for us an it is still working to an extint but its headed out the door this time an they know itbecause this age of imformation create a whole playing feild for us all obama proved that the last election so they had better wiseup an start bringing something constructive to the table instead of all the name calling if they want to steal an sit an hold on to all their pocessions while trying to keep the rest of us without,if this has offended any of you out there then good because you know who you are better than i do.

August 28 2010 at 7:48 PM Report abuse +6 rate up rate down Reply
Ken

This is actually no surprise to me at all. I may actually start reading WorldNetDaily, which I hadn't heard of before. I completely support Mr. Farah's decision. I have enormously disliked Ann Coulter for years and felt she was a liability to Christian conservatism, believing that her behaviour reflects liberal ideas of womanhood far more closely than what a Christian conservative woman would consider acceptable conduct. Not that I ever entertained the idea that Ms. Coulter was a Christian. Getting to the heart of the matter: Jesus and the Word of God define what is a "fake Christian", not Ann Coulter.

August 28 2010 at 4:36 PM Report abuse +5 rate up rate down Reply
glers

why is what she has to say Relevant?

August 28 2010 at 3:20 PM Report abuse +8 rate up rate down Reply

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