The hatefest known as the Values Voters Summit starts this Friday, June 26. Three of the five sponsors of this event are designated as hate groups by the Southern Policy Law Center

  1. American Family Association ✔
  2. American Values
  3. Family Research Council
    (principal organizer) ✔
  4. Liberty Counsel ✔
  5. Liberty Institute

In spite of that (or, sadly, because of that), several sitting government officials are confirmed speakers at the event. These include:

These elected officials will be rubbing shoulders, and enabling, a number of highly offensive right wing radicals. These folks are lending the credibility of their offices to this event. These politicians may be representing their base but they are not fairly representing their constituents — including LGBT citizens and their families.

Notable drops from last year’s festivities are Senators Mike Lee and Marco Rubio. Also missing, and worth mentioning, is Heritage Foundation. Did Tony Perkins and Heritage head, Jim DeMint, have a tiff? Heritage is an exhibitor but so is PFOX. BTW, our old friend Maggie Gallagher is on a panel (moral decline causes big government). Brian Brown, Frank Schubert and John Eastman will all be there as well.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.