The Value Voters Summit is classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and other groups. It is hosted every year, sponsored by the Family Research Council - who has previously and publicly said that homosexual conduct is harmful - and actively lobbies against equal rights for LGBT citizens.
And this is the most pro-LGBT President ever...right?? In a pig's eye!!
Trump will be the first sitting US President ever to address this group at their annual conference. Incidentally, he also addressed this group at its conference when he was Candidate Trump...as I was at pains to point out, back in 2016.
Richard Cohen, President of the SPLC condemned Trump's decision to attend and address this conference, stating that, by appearing there, Trump was "lending the legitimacy of his office" to a hate group that actively works to deny LGBT citizens full participation in society.
To which I agree....except for the part about the legitimacy of his office...but I digress...
"His appearance puts the lie to his campaign promise to be a friend to the LGBT community. Bigotry is not an American value, and our president should speak out against it.” - Richard Cohen, SPLC
Tony Perkins, the president of Family Research Council, heaped praise on President Trump for his appearance the conference.
“Values voters have waited eight years for a leader who puts America’s mission first and respects the values that made America into a great nation,” he said in a statement. - Tony Perkins, FRC
Since WHEN...did bigotry and hatred make anything great? And since WHEN was depriving some of its citizens full participation in society....ok, wait, strike that, LOL...
The event, which counts religious extremists, white supremacists, and far-right activists among its attendants, will also include speeches from former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and former White House aide Sebastian Gorka.
Phil Robertson, a professional hunter who starred on reality TV show Duck Dynasty, is another speaker. The businessman, who has called gay marriage "evil" and "wicked”, stoked controversy for remarks made during a GQ interview back in 2014.
Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate who refused to answer a question about whether homosexuality should be punished by death, will also be addressing the summit.
The Family Research Council opposes civil rights laws to be expanded to encompass sexual orientation and gender identity as illegal bases for discrimination. (In other words, they support THEIR GOD-GIVEN "RIGHT" to murder me and my LGBT family...by means of starvation and economic deprivation.
I am DONE being nice about this, I am calling it what it is...MURDER. That's M-U-R-D-E-R.
Back in February 2010, the organisation’s Senior Researcher for Policy Studies, Peter Sprigg, said on NBC's Hardball that gay behaviour should be outlawed and "criminal sanctions against homosexual behaviour" should be enforced.
This is what me and my transgender community are up against!! People who want to criminally punish us for being ourselves...which we absolutely cannot help or change. People who refuse to answer when asked if it should be punishable by death (and you know when they refuse to answer a question like that...they just answered it)
President Trump touted himself as a champion of gay rights during his presidential bid but LGBT rights groups argue he has waged a war on their freedoms. On inauguration day, the Trump administration immediately erased all references to LGBT people and everyone living with HIV from whitehouse.gov.
What’s more, days after being sworn in Attorney General Jeff Sessions withdrew his predecessor's guidance on protections for transgender students in public schools that allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity.
This summer, President Trump, who has long courted the evangelical Christian vote, announced a ban on qualified transgender people serving in the military in a series of tweets. He then signed a directive reinstating a ban on transgender individuals from serving in the military.
The most recent target on transgender people by the Trump team came this week when the Justice Department announced that an anti-discrimination law does not protect transgender workers. This has potentially opened people up to discrimination in the workplace because of their gender identity.
(Do you all see what I am saying now...that literally EVERY horrible thing done to the LGBT community in this criminal Administration...has been aimed squarely and solely at the transgender??)
And THIS is the most pro-LGBT President ever...right? Forget Obama who actually was the first sitting President ever to utter the word "transgender" in a State of the Union Address in 2015. Forget Obama's work to repeal DADT and issuing of the very bathroom guidance that was undone the moment Trump set his filthy foot into our White House!
I am so mad I could scream. Someone PLEASE get me the hell out of this country before i go insane!! I mean it...I literally can no longer bear living here.
WHY are we so under attack?? WHAT the hell did we ever do to anyone other than just try to live our lives and pursue our own happiness in our own way...which is SUPPOSED to be a protected right in America?