A Who’s Who Of The Anti-Gay Bigots At This Weekend’s Values Voters Summit

This weekend at the 2011 Values Voters Summit Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, House Speaker John Boehner, and Majority Leader Eric Cantor will share the stage with hate-group leaders Bryan Fischer and Tony Perkins as well as Matt Barber and a bunch of other rabidly anti-gay types.

Will any of the GOP Presidential candidates speak out against the hate? Will Fischer remind Romney that Mormons are Satan’s milkshake? Which hater will say the most batshit-crazy thing? Let’s take a peek into the crazy lineup and see!

Pam Spaulding of Pam’s House Blend gives us a thorough rundown:

Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association – Fischer blames gays for the Holocaust, domestic terrorism, a “virtual genocide” against the military, and thinks that “homosexuals should be disqualified from public office ” He also thinks black women “rut like rabbits,” that the Bill of Rights does not apply to non-Christians, and the “stupid, inbreeding” Muslims should all get deported.

Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council – Perkins supports the criminalization of homosexuality and asked his followers to pray for harsh anti-gay laws in Malawi. He has also called the It Gets Better Project “immoral,” “disgusting,” and claims that it promotes “perversion.” He has also said that the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” will basically destroy the U.S. military.

Mat Staver of the Liberty University School of Law and its legal affiliate, Liberty Counsel – Not only did the Liberty Counsel file a lawsuit to overturn New York’s Marriage Equality Act, Staver also aggressively promotes “ex-gay” reparative therapy, calls opposition to the criminalization of homosexuality “immoral,” and vocally supports Lisa Miller, the ex-gay lesbian who kidnapped her partner’s child and fled to Nicaragua.

Sarah Palin’s protege Star Parker – We’ve already highlighted how this nutjob thinks that marriage equality equals AIDS, but let us not forget that she also “helped rob a liquor store at gunpoint, aborted four babies in two years, and bilked the welfare system out of thousands of dollars.”

Bishop Harry Jackson – This Washington D.C. “holy man” long opposed marriage equality efforts in the nation’s capital even going so far as to call for a “SWAT Team” of “Holy Ghost terrorists” to help repeal hate crimes legislation protecting gays and lesbians. He has also said that pro-LGBT black organizations have “sold out the black community” and that gay marriage is part of “a Satanic plot to destroy our seed.” Seed. That’s high-lair-ee-yuss.

Laura Ingraham – A conservative political commentator who held “the most extreme anti-homosexual views imaginable” while serving as editor of The Dartmouth Review. She thinks that gay men spit in straight people’s food to give them AIDS, used to publish the names of all Dartmouth students who attended LGBT alliance meetings, has called gay rights groups “cheerleaders for latent… Sodomites” and says she will always be against gay marriage even though her own brother is gay.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has asked the Republican leadership to speak out against these hate mongers at the Value Voters Summit, but why would the GOPs risk alienating their base by doing that? Personally, we’re hoping that all take big, smiley group photos together so we can plaster them all over the web until next November—a big upside to this entire sordid affair.

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  • Michael

    Love the video… the second one that is.

    So basically its gonna be a battle to the finish to see who is the most insane? LMFAO

    America the SANE portion of America that is please find a way to COMMIT these lunatics already they do not belong in civilized society period.

  • Michael

    Oh my bad I got confused I thought the first video was just hatemongerers going on and on.

    I was correct in that regard but has always been a gay supporter as well as being liberal.

    Man these people are a new kind of crazy smh.

  • Jim Hlavac

    Can anyone truly believe that some 10 to 20 million gay folks could possibly take over the nation and set up concentration camps to get rid of the heterosexuals? Can this Fischer fellow be any more insane? And are we like Nazis or are we like Muslims? It’s mind numbing mush of a strange distorted sort. I feel sorry for the man; he’s a pitiable creature stuck in some weird delusional world.

  • the crustybastard

    In the 1988 election, Pat Robertson — a straight-up fringe theocratic crackpot — was widely viewed as such, and overwhelmingly rejected by Republican voters.

    In the ensuing decades, his fringe beliefs have gradually mainstreamed within the party, and now Republican candidates that don’t embrace 700 Club Crackpotism are considered “fringe candidates.”

    If this observation doesn’t convince you of the inherent flaw of a two-party political duopoly, nothing will.

  • Little Kiwi

    @the crustybastard:
    The GOP’s “energy plan” has been to feed and fuel and thrive off the votes of far-right-wing wannabe-Christian bigots.

    it’s galling.

  • Chuck

    Laura Ingram needs to get over the fact that her parents loved her gay brother more than her. Grow up and get over it honey. Your pain and hate is showing.

  • Skeloric

    Conservative Wingnuts are growing more common since the first thing Conservatives do is attack education.
    Ignorance is the fertile soil in which new generations of Conservative Wingnuts are born.
    One can practically draw a line down through the country as to which states are getting worse in this regard — a rather familiar line from 1860.
    It should be no surprise that a lot of anti-“black” rhetoric keeps sneaking around the edges of their agenda.
    The modern Conservative Wingnut is a descendant of the southern “Dixiecrat”, they were the reactionary Wingnut branch of the Democrats back in the mid 1800s who were rabidly pro-slavery.
    No big surprise that they’d be opposed any other form of Equal Rights, they’re still hellbent on trying to undo the Emancipation Proclamation of 1865.
    I wonder if Bishop Harry Jackson is totally ignorant of the groups eventual objective or if he knows and figures a return to slavery is a small price to pay for achieving his own prejudicial desires?
    Either way, the more aware his “followers” get of what they really are in league with, the worse it’ll be for him.
    I’d like to think that people who get a clear and definitive picture of how something isn’t any good for them, would turn away from it.
    Oh, wait…
    How many people know all about how tobacco causes cancer yet still smoke/chew/etc?
    I retract my thought that people might act with a sense of self preservation.
    I should have known better.

  • D. Stratton

    There’s a long way to go: the teachers at a middle school in Dunwoody, Georgia, refuse to allow students to even use the word “gay” in their schoolwork, claiming it’s too “controversial.” This is a place where the students call each other “gay” as an insult if they so much as trip over a rock…

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