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Paul Ryan Speaking at Hate Group’s Annual Conference

Paul Ryan and Mitt RomneyPost submitted by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications

GOP presumptive VP nominee Paul Ryan will speak at the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit next month. The gathering is taking place in Washington, D.C. and is drawing other anti-LGBT names including Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum. Liberty University and the American Family Association are among the other groups sponsoring the event.

The FRC has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. It’s a group that has advocated for the criminalization of homosexuality, called for LGBT people to be exported from the U.S., and has pushed dangerous lies trying to link being gay to pedophilia.

And yet – despite this – the Values Voter Summit is a draw for conservatives, and it’s where the GOP’s Vice Presidential candidate will be speaking next month. No word yet on whether Mitt Romney – who spoke at the event last year – will return to speak again.

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