We knew that liberal heads would explode upon seeing President Donald Trump giving a speech at the Values Voter Summit Friday. The gathering is hosted by the Family Research Council, which has long been branded an anti-LGBT “SPLC Designated Hate Group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
— Hatewatch (@Hatewatch) October 13, 2017
Naturally, NARAL was appalled that Trump would speak at an event hosted by an anti-choice, anti-LBGT hate group, although the way their tweet is worded, maybe they’re impressed by his bravery at attending in his capacity as a sitting president … Nah.
— NARAL (@NARAL) October 13, 2017
— Nicole Stacy (@Nicole_in_DC) October 13, 2017
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) October 13, 2017
Oh, NARAL. If only everyone shared your twisted vision of morality, but alas.
FYI, calling the Value Voters Summit "anti-LGBTQ and anti-choice hate group" is not the winning message you think it is. https://t.co/T3qTqa10X1
— RBe (@RBPundit) October 13, 2017
Please keep referring to middle America in this way, NARAL.
It will help us win a second term for President Trump. https://t.co/nDIbTvf9IC
— Hank Rearden (@BuyReardenMetal) October 13, 2017
So a hate group is someone who's views are not yours by the look of it, hmmmm….. https://t.co/s6gXmZOTDx
— Tony Flavin (@DeaconTF) October 13, 2017
What's funnier than genocidal baby killers crying about "hate?" https://t.co/6jfBC6aSgi
— Pablo (@Pablo_1791) October 13, 2017
— Bossy Brat ?? (@JGalt09) October 13, 2017
Oh, and NARAL was hardly the only one to go with the SPLC’s definition of the Family Research Council has a “hate group.” Newsweek went ahead and used that shorthand in its headline covering the president’s speech:
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) October 14, 2017
Calling Family Research Council a hate group might get you sued tabloid trash. https://t.co/nMMi7FA9fq
— Ace (@Bearclaw24) October 14, 2017
It might even get someone shot … oh wait, it did.
This is why the media is loathed. A headline with zero context. SPLC is a liberal rag. https://t.co/uSoOyfnrTj
— MN Jim (@SelbJim) October 14, 2017
You're ridiculous. This kind of coverage will get him reelected, and might even make me vote for him. https://t.co/TP0eIMTMd9
— Runs With Dogs (@lheal) October 14, 2017
A full transcript of the president’s speech can be found on the White House website. Here’s a taster:
For too long, politicians have tried to centralize the authority among the hands of a small few in our nation’s capital. Bureaucrats think they can run your lives, overrule your values, meddle in your faith, and tell you how to live, what to say, and how to pray. But we know that parents, not bureaucrats, know best how to raise their children and create a thriving society.
We know that it’s the family and the church, not government officials, that know best how to create strong and loving communities. And above all else, we know this: In America, we don’t worship government — we worship God. Inspired by that conviction, we are returning moral clarity to our view of the world and the many grave challenges we face.
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NARAL throws in its two cents on Charlottesville, compares white supremacists and pro-lifers https://t.co/vkTkCS4B2Q
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 16, 2017