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Pence pledges President Trump’s ‘unwavering support’ to anti-LGBT hate group

Meka Beresford June 24, 2017
Donald Trump And Vice President Mike Pence

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Vice President Mike Pence has pledged Trump’s “unwavering” support to Focus on the Family, an anti-LGBT religious group.

The Southern Poverty Law Centre has named Focus on the Family as a hate group.

The founder, Dr James Dobson, has led the ignorant views of Focus on the Family for a number of years.

In 2012, the evangelist blamed the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on the growing acceptance of LGBT rights in the US.

He also claimed that being bisexual meant you only had orgies.

During President Obama’s first campaign for the presidency, Dobson accused him of “distorting the Bible” when Obama said that scripture should not guide public policy.

Despite the severe anti-LGBT views Focus on the Family pushes as a Christian organisation, Pence vowed that they would be supported by both himself and Trump.

Speaking at an event held by the group in Colorado, Pence congratulated them on 40 years of work and promised that they “have an unwavering ally in President Donald Trump”.

“He was excited that I was coming here today and wanted me to give you all his thanks and regards,” Pence added.

Pence called James Dobson a “friend and mentor” and said that the organisation was a “cornerstone of American life for so many Americans”.

As well as congratulating the group, Pence addressed the Johnson Amendment, which prevents churches and non-profits from having a political bias.

The VP said that he believed “freedom of speech shouldn’t stop at the front doors of our churched and synagogues”.

The notoriously homophobic and anti-woman politician also spoke about repealing Obamacare and defunding Planned Parenthood.

Pence said: “President has stood without apology for the most vulnerable in our society, the aged, the infirmed, the disabled, and the unborn.”

“When we repeal and replace Obamacare, we’re going to defund Planned Parenthood once and for all!
“Rest assured, the president and I will be fighting to protect the provisions in this bill that honor the sanctity of life,” he added.

If Obamacare is repealed then millions of lives will be put at risk across the country.

It is expected that the proposed budget cut would see HIV and AIDS funding lose $350 million.

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