GOProud #FAIL: defending the indefensible

This is the reason why people just can’t and probably never will understand gay people who also claim to be Republicans:

For Immediate Release
September 3, 2010

The Advocate, Not Sarah Palin, is Guilty of “Gay-Baiting”
Statement of Christopher R. Barron, Chairman of the GOProud Board

(Washington, D.C.) – In an online piece today, The Advocate accuses former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin of “gay-baiting.” Referring to a recent article in Vanity Fair written by gay journalist Michael Joseph Gross, The Advocate writes, “Palin didn’t mention Gross by name http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0910/41715.html while talking Thursday on Sean Hannity’s WABC radio show, but she seemed to be referring to the article – and pointedly used emasculating words that have long been used as euphemisms for homosexuality – when she called reporters who publish “rumors” about her “impotent,” “limp,” and “gutless.”

In response, Christopher R. Barron, Chairman of the GOProud Board issued the following statement:

“It is The Advocate, not Sarah Palin, who is guilty of ‘gay-baiting.’ I don’t think most people associate the words ‘impotent,’ ‘limp,’ or ‘gutless’ with being gay – I know I certainly don’t. If the folks at The Advocate think these words are euphemisms for being gay or lesbian then I think that speaks volumes about their own internalized homophobia.

“Governor Palin was absolutely right to use the words she chose to describe the pathetic hatchet job penned by Mr. Gross.”

Exactly how can GOProud justify defending an anti-LGBT Republican leader? It would be like me trying to defend the anti-gay behavior of my anti-gay, childhood pastor. It makes absolutely zero sense.