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President Trump to Speak at an Anti-LGBT Conference This Weekend

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The Values Voters Summit aims to "preserve the bedrock values of traditional marriage." 

President Trump has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at the Values Voters Summit, an anti-LGBT conference taking place this weekend in Washington, D.C. It's a historic move, as it makes Trump the first-ever sitting president to speak at the hate group's event.

The Value Voters Summit is hosted by the anti-LGBT, anti-abortion Christian group Family Research Council. According to their site, the Summit is intended to "provide a forum to help inform and mobilize citizens across America to preserve the bedrock values of traditional marriage, religious liberty, sanctity of life and limited government that make our nation strong."

It only gets more alarming from there. On a tab on their site devoted to the issue of homosexuality, the Family Reseach Council says they believe:

"Homosexual conduct is harmful to the persons who engage in it and to society at large, and can never be affirmed. It is by definition unnatural, and as such is associated with negative physical and psychological health effects. While the origins of same-sex attractions may be complex, there is no convincing evidence that a homosexual identity is ever something genetic or inborn. We oppose the vigorous efforts of homosexual activists to demand that homosexuality be accepted as equivalent to heterosexuality in law, in the media, and in schools."

And the hate doesn't stop there:

"Attempts to join two men or two women in 'marriage' constitute a radical redefinition and falsification of the institution, and FRC supports state and federal constitutional amendments to prevent such redefinition by courts or legislatures. Sympathy must be extended to those who struggle with unwanted same-sex attractions, and every effort should be made to assist such persons to overcome those attractions, as many already have."

Joining Trump to speak at this year's conference are notables like Steve Bannon and Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson. Trump has appeared at the conference three times before this.

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