Thursday, January 21, 2016

G.O.P. Presidential Hopefuls Align with anti-LGBT Figureheads in the U.S.A.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the “Free to Believe” broadcast, organized by the Family Research Council, an anti-LGBT hate group, and Vision America, was delivered to more than 160 churches in all 50 states. The broadcast, featured speeches from some of the most prominent anti-LGBT figureheads in America, as well as taped remarks from almost the entire GOP presidential field, including Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee, Marco Rubio, and Rick Santorum.

Rick Santorum praised the Family Research Council, calling Tony Perkins, the FRC president, “our good friend.” Perkins purchased Klansman David Duke’s mailing list for use in a Louisiana political campaign he was managing. In 2010 he wrote on the FRC website, “While activists like to claim that pedophilia is a completely distinct orientation from homosexuality, evidence shows a disproportionate overlap between the two. … It is a homosexual problem.”

Rick Scarborough, head of Vision America, the other co-sponsor of the broadcast, Scarborough has said that AIDS is God’s judgment for an immoral act.