Vice President Mike Pence — the man whose desire to establish a theocracy is so strong that liberals have warned against impeaching Trump — followed in President Trump’s footsteps by appearing Saturday at this year’s Values Voter Summit, sponsored by the Family Research Council, or, as Newsweek calls it, an anti-LGBT group.
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) September 25, 2018
It took writer Harriet Sinclair two whole sentences to get to the part where the Family Research Council has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center:
Mike Pence has become the first sitting vice president to speak at the anti-LGBT Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit, following in the footsteps of Donald Trump, who last year became the first sitting president to do so.
Labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Family Research Council has held an annual summit since its inception in 2006, and Trump has spoken there on four previous occasions, including during his campaign. Pence addressed the summit Saturday, reaching out to the Republican Party’s evangelical Christian supporters ahead of the midterm elections in November.
You might remember that one deranged individual used the SPLC’s list of hate groups to target the Family Research Council’s D.C. headquarters for a mass shooting. The shooter was found to have carried 15 bags of Chick-fil-A — the most anti-gay fast food out there — in his backpack, along with two 15-round magazines.
Maybe someday a reporter who’s not so lazy will stop copying and pasting the SPLC’s designation of the Family Research Council as a hate group. Maybe one would even cover the event.
You mean “Christian” event. What the Family Research Council says is in no way different than what the Catholic Church says. Did Joe Biden ever speak at a Catholic event? Hint…yes. https://t.co/K3wdKqKGif
— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) September 25, 2018
I’m old enough to remember Bill Clinton sharing a stage with Farrakhan last month
— Steven (@MaVASteve) September 25, 2018
MSNBC and ABC News viewers might have missed that, as both networks cropped Farrakhan out of the photo.
"Vice President to Speak at Christian Event" There fixed it for you
— Dustin Littlefield (@Dlitt_18) September 25, 2018
“Anti-LGBT” is liberal speak for “Christian.” He attended a Christian event.
— Steven Baleshiski (@SBaleshiski) September 25, 2018
A Christian group you mean.
— Vinny Durham ? (@VinnyDurham) September 25, 2018
Good. Makes me like him even more.
— CK20 (@melissa710) September 25, 2018
Good for him. Proud of you @VP ??????????
— RollBamaRoll (@RollBamaRoll1) September 25, 2018
Holy cow, they're right. Pence is truly more of a demon than Trump. We need to make sure Trump stays in the white house!
— Albert Cohol (@_Al_Cohol) September 25, 2018
@Newsweek, you need to rewrite your headline as you are promoting so-called hate speech. At one time you were a trustworthy news source, but apparently no longer.
— Buck Cope (@BuckCope1975) September 25, 2018
Do you even try to hide your libel, slander, and anti-Christian bigotry anymore?
— Timothy J.S. (@zigzagtshirt) September 25, 2018
Wow, all the people commenting in here fell for it…way to go Newsweek, you're getting all the clicks today
— West Texas Ryan (@darbysx5) September 25, 2018
— danny short (@dannyshort4) September 25, 2018
Here’s your daily reminder that Newsweek sold for $1
— Max Peters (@TikiMaximus) September 25, 2018
SPLC faces dozens of lawsuits, but look which tech companies it's in bed with https://t.co/aEUjZYJ2lF
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 20, 2018
SPLC declares it 'unacceptable' for MS-13 members to be described as 'animals' on White House site https://t.co/7hSWUMpeqf
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 23, 2018