WorldNetDaily's Joseph Farah goes off on Ann Coulter's appearance at GOProud's Homocon event:
[T]he point I was making was driven home by all of the press coverage of the event – that "her presence marked the increasingly mainstream embrace of gay rights."
That's the trouble with allowing yourself to be exploited by a group with a dangerously extremist agenda that includes the promotion of same-sex marriage, open homosexual service in the U.S. military and a wink and a nod toward hate-crimes legislation.
If a celebrity chooses to speak to the Ku Klux Klan, there is no question the Klan benefits from such an appearance – no matter how much the speaker might attempt to explain the differences he or she might have with the group's agenda. Justifying such an appearance by suggesting it's just another paid speaking gig would hardly mollify the criticism or negate the benefit the Klan received from the event.
Of course, no one in respectable public life would consider speaking to the Klan for those reasons.
However, I would suggest the ungodly, sin-glorifying homosexual agenda represents a far greater and far more imminent danger to the future of the United States than does the Klan's racist, ungodly and sin-glorifying agenda.
That's not to say we should never speak to or evangelize sinners – be they Klan members or homosexual activists. In fact, that's exactly what we should do. What we should never do is to embrace or celebrate or validate their activism in any way.
It's overshadowed by the barking-mad comparison of gay rights advocates to cross-burning Klansmen, but the description of Ann Coulter as "mainstream" is astounding in its own right: Among other offenses against decency, Coulter has suggested President Clinton should be assassinated and said she wished Tim McVeigh blew up the New York Times building. She's "mainstream" only in comparison to Farah.