Do you know where the President of the United States of America is today, October 13th, 2017?
Donald Trump isn't hard at work trying to make sure every American receives quality affordable Health Care. He's not on Capital Hill helping to simplify the tax code and give the working class a break. And surpassingly, he's not even at one of his resort properties or luxury golf courses wasting away his first term.
Donald Trump is actually addressing a registered hate group. Yes, you read that correctly. The President of the United States is addressing–with open arms–a registered extremist organization.
He is now the first President to speak at this hate group's gathering according to Independent UK.
Trump is Friday's keynote speaker at the Value Voters Summit. The organizers gave this convergence of anti-LGBTQ extremists a cute name to disguise their hatred, but it only takes a few seconds of research to expose the group.
The summit is organized by the Family Research Council, a group the Southern Poverty Law Center has identified as one of the 917 hate groups currently operating within the United States. You can track the other hate groups using the Southern Poverty Law Center's Hate Map.
In a fundraising email to supporters, Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council said, “The videos are titled 'It Gets Better.' They are aimed at persuading kids that although they'll face struggles and perhaps bullying for 'coming out' as homosexual (or transgendered or some other perversion), life will get better. …It's disgusting. And it's part of a concerted effort to persuade kids that homosexuality is okay and actually to recruit them into that lifestyle."
Perkins has also been quoted saying, "Those who understand the homosexual community—the activists—they're very aggressive, they're—everything they accuse us of they are in triplicate. They're intolerant, they're hateful, vile, they're spiteful. .... To me, that is the height of hatred, to be silent when we know there are individuals that are engaged in activity, behavior, and an agenda that will destroy them and our nation."
The group regularly uses suedo-science ("fake science") to make outlandish claims about the queer community. On many occasions equating homosexuality with pedophilia and extreme violence.
The same man who–on the campaign trail–was pictured holding an upside down pride flag with "LGBT+ for Trump", made history as the first Republican candidate for President to address the queer community on the floor of the Republican Convention, and made promises to keep queer people safe from violence and terrorism, is now joining forces with the Family Research Council.
Donald Trump is no friend of the queer community. He is a liar, a phony, a white supremacist sympathizer, and now an anti-LGBTQ extremist leader. Are you really that surprised?