(At the same time, CPAC also banned the John Birch Society from being a sponsor as well).
In this, as in so much else, Beck owes a debt to the John Birch Society.
(Although to balance things out, CPAC excluded the John Birch Society as well).
A conservative organization prominent in the 1950s and 1960s. The society was particularly concerned with the dangers of communism, and its views were considered extreme by most Americans.