"On behalf of the GOProud Board and its members and supporters, we want to make it very clear that 'outing' a gay or lesbian individual is wrong and should never be used as a political weapon.
Private lives should remain just that - private. The right to disclose one's sexual orientation belongs solely to each individual. We will continue to oppose 'outing' as it has never advanced a political cause but only hurts individuals and their families.
We strongly regret the events of this week."
-- Statement from the board of GOProud posted on board member Bruce Campbell's Gay Patriot blog after the group's executive director and board president outed a Perry campaign advisor as retaliation for an anti-gay campaign ad.