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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.

George W Bush “Flattered” By Award From Anti-Gay World Congress of Families

George W Bush

The World Congress of Families which is listed as an active anti-LGBT hate groups by extremism watchdog the Southern Poverty Law Center announce this month that the winner of their ‘Family and Democracy’ award to former warmongering President George W. Bush.  An official spokesperson for the former Republican President suggested that Bush was happy to be named by the group as the award recipient.

According to Right Wing Watch, the spokesperson said: “While flattered, our office is not aware of the award in question. I do know that the group kindly invited President Bush to deliver a keynote address, but his schedule did not permit him to participate.”

Bush’s two terms in office saw a renewal of anti-LGBT sentiment in the US, as he backed a mooted amendment to the US Constitution to ban equal marriage, opposed anti-discrimination protections, and resisted a push to allow gay soldiers to serve in the military.  Many attribute individual states creating their own “State DOMA’s” as a part of a plan to use anti-gay sentiment during his re-election campaign to get more Republicans to the polls. The plan itself was devised by Bush’s own closeted Republican advisor Ken Mehlman who is considered by many to be his generations equivalent of Roy Cohn.

The World Congress of Families is one of the key players behind attempts to coordinate with hardline evangelical movements across the world, pushing anti-gay laws in developing countries. It previously worked closely with Russia’s anti-LGBT lobby to secure the country’s ‘gay propaganda’ law, and has backed a push to keep homosexuality criminalized