Marco Rubio will address an event presented by an extreme anti-LGBT group, Rediscovering God in America, in Orlando this month featuring some of the country’s most vocal anti-gay activists.
The extreme anti-LGBT group, famous for representing Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, Orlando-based Liberty Counsel Action announced in an email that the Florida Renewal Project will be hosting the event (left) headlined by Rubio.
Rubio has cited the deadly attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando as a reason he was changing his mind and running for re-election to the U.S. Senate. Many LGBT allies called bullshit and noted that the Florida senator (and failed presidential candidate) has NEVER been an ally to the LGBT community. Human Rights Campaign‘s Jay Brown said,
“To be using the tragedy in Orlando as a time to reflect on his Senate career, when his career and his promises on the campaign trail have been anti-LGBTQ consistently, it’s just staggering to think he would be using this moment for his own personal ambitions.“
The Florida Renewal Project is part of conservative activist David Lane’s American Renewal Project, which hosts Rediscovering God conferences around the country. Lane believes that gay rights will lead to the
“utter destruction” of the U.S. and “car bombs in Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and Des Moines, Iowa.”
Speak alongside Rubio at the event are anti-LGBT activists David Barton, Bill Federer, Ken Graves and Mat Staver.
Mat Staver denounced memorial gatherings for the victims of the Orlando nightclub attack as
“homosexual love fests.”
Staver claimed that gay people are “demonic,” seek to abuse children and are similar to terrorists, and has warned that gay rights victories could lead to
“forced homosexuality another civil war.”
He has praised countries that outlaw same-sex relationships.
David Barton is a Republican Party activist thinks that God is justly preventing a cure for HIV/AIDS because it is a divine “penalty” for homosexuality, and has lamented that public schools try to “force” students “to be homosexual”. He says homosexuality should be regulated by the government.
Maine pastor Ken Graves preaches against
“militant homofascism that seeks to take over our land and make it Sodom.”
He argues that gay people cannot build happy families because they are “depressed.”
And Bill Federer, a Religious Right activist and conspiracy theorist, believes that gay rights are bringing about the Islamist takeover of America.
All speaking in Orlando two months after the Pulse nightclub massacre.
(via Right Wing Watch)