Bachmann to speak at Family Research Council’s Values Voters Summit
Michele Bachmann has confirmed that she will speak at the Values Voters Summit in Washington, DC, in October. Bachmann has attended the summit, put together by the Family Research Council, an organization that is listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, for the past four years. First hosted in 2006, it gathers Christian conservatives from around the country to strategize on issues such as opposing abortion and LGBT rights.
Along with FRC, the summit is also being organized by another group that the SPLC has labeled a hate group, the American Family Association.
Two other presidential candidates, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum, will be speaking at the summit as well, along with top national Republicans. Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Rep. Steve King of Iowa are also speaking.
The summit has been the scene of controversy in the past. In 2008, vendors sold “Obama Waffles” with packaging many viewed as racist. Past summit speakers have made the claim that the anti-Christ will be a gay man, and a preacher made the case that it’s okay to call gays “faggots.”
Here’s Bachmann speaking at the 2010 Values Voter Summit:
And in 2009: