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Pence will address anti-LGBTQ group in first speech since leaving office
Former Vice President Mike Pence (R) will address a far-right anti-LGBTQ group in his first speech since leaving office. The organization has close ties to hate groups.
Pence has a long history of associating with religious right organizations that promote far-right ideology and was hired by the Heritage Foundation , an anti-LGBTQ think tank. The organization had a huge presence in the Trump administration, manipulating policies from the behind-the-scenes.
Palmetto Family Council, a radical group that opposes marriage equality because, they say, LGBTQ people how “evidence of disfunction,” is the South Carolina affiliate of the anti-LGBTQ hate group Focus on the Family. The group led the push for a state constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and the state’s Attorney General led the effort for the organization.
The group also opposes vaccinations against sexually transmitted infections while also opposing sex education efforts. Instead, it insists that if religious courses were taught and Christian iconography installed in schools, it would cure society’s ills.
But for all the political power the group wields, it claims to oppose “big government” and actively works to undermine the state’s laws around abortion, marriage, adoption, taxes, and nondiscrimination. It supports efforts to hinder racial minorities from voting and has […]