A Republican gay rights group will participate in the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference, causing others to bow out of the event in opposition.
GOProud is a group that "represents gay conservatives and their allies" and is "committed to a traditional conservative agenda," according to its Web site.
The group was founded by former members of the Log Cabin Republicans, the group behind the law suit to repeal the military's ban on homosexuals.
CPAC is the nation's largest annual conservative gathering, and several leaders condemned the conference for allowing GOProud to participate.
The American Principles Project is one group that has opted not to attend CPAC because of the inclusion of GOProud.
APP president Frank Cannon said the group's mission is "fundamentally incompatible" with the conservative agenda.
CBN News spoke with APP executive director Malia Blom Hill about their opposition of GOProud participating in CPAC. Click play for her comments.