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HUD Secretary Ben Carson To Speak At WCF International Convention Of Anti-LGBT Hate Groups

HUD Secretary Ben Carson To Speak At WCF International Convention Of Anti-LGBT Hate Groups

Each year, anti-LGBT hate group World Congress of Families holds a major annual summit, in addition to smaller regional gatherings. The summit often attracts around three thousand people, and it’s held in major cities around the world.

This year, the eleventh annual gathering is slated for May 25 through 28 (with WCF events scheduled May 26 and 27) for Budapest, Hungary with the theme “Building Family-Friendly Nations: Making Families Strong Again,” and already the speakers’ list is shaping up as a who’s who on the anti-LGBT and anti-choice Christian Right.

WCF and its conferences serve as important networking sites for Christian Right activists from around the world, and often include local legislators and religious officials. The Budapest host committee was led by Hungarian government official Katalin Novák, Secretary of State for Youth, Family and International Affairs, which falls under the purview of Hungary’s Ministry of Capacities, headed by cabinet minister Zoltan Balog. – via The Southern Poverty Law Center

Other haters planning to attend include the Alliance Defending Freedom and C-FAM, both of whom advocate for criminalizing homosexuality, anti-LGBT and abortion whack-job  Alveda C. King, and  Austin Ruse.

Homosexuality is legal in Hungary for both men and women. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is banned in the country. However, households headed by same-sex couples are not eligible for the same legal rights available to opposite-sex married couples. Registered partnership for same-sex couples was legalized in 2009.

Last year National Organization for Marriage  leader Brian Brownshirt was elected as the president of the World Congress of Families.

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