This Friday the Family Research Council (FRC) is set to kick off its “Values Voter Summit,” an annual conclave of politicians, candidates, thought leaders and activists who gather in our nation’s capital to discuss a myriad of issues and ideas germane to FRC’s extremist agenda. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has deemed the organization an anti-LGBT hate group and the Summit has been condemned frequently over the years for its inclusion of many radical participants. This year, in anticipation of the 2014 Value Voter Summit, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, has published a list of ten grievances exposing a select few of FRC’s most extreme anti-LGBT positions and actions.
1. Past speakers at FRC’s Values Voter Summit have compared same-sex couples getting married to illegal drug use and people marrying children and dogs.
2. FRC promotes the dangerous – and debunked – idea that people can and should try pray away the gay.
3. FRC says, “The most effective way of reducing teen suicide attempts is not to create a positive social environment for the affirmation of homosexuality. Instead, it would be to discourage teens from self-identifying as gay, lesbian, or bisexual.”
4. FRC has condemned the Boy Scouts of America for allowing openly gay Scouts, and the Girl Scouts of the USA for allowing transgender Girl Scouts.
5. FRC thinks that transgender people “threaten the public safety of women and children” and are peeping toms, rapists or pedophiles.
6. FRC says restaurants should be able to kick LGBT people out if they don’t agree with their lifestyle. That goes for any business, for that matter.
7. FRC claimed that “homosexuality helped create” the military’s problem with sexual assault after Don’t Ask, Don’t tell was repealed.
8. FRC thinks gay people should be imprisoned and that our very existence should be outlawed.
9. FRC says foreign governments should “have the freedom to legislate against any behavior they think is harmful to society” – aka put people in prison (or worse) just because they’re LGBT.
10. FRC claims that LGBT activists “work to normalize sex with boys,” seek to “abolish all age of consent laws and to eventually recognize pedophiles as the ‘prophets’ of a new sexual order.”
This year the confirmed speakers list includes Rep. Michele Bachmann, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar, as well as possible 2016 Republican presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz, Rick Santorum, Sen. Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee. Do you think most Americans want to vote for someone who aligns him or herself with the idea that gay people should be rounded up and imprisoned?