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Politician whose life was saved by lesbian police officer to speak at national anti-LGBT convention

Josh Jackman October 5, 2017
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Four months ago, Republican congressman Steve Scalise had his life saved by a heroic lesbian police officer.

Now, the House Majority Whip is set to speak on stage at a virulently homophobic hate group which has questioned if gay people should be executed.

When a shooter opened fire on Republicans who were practising for a charity baseball game in Washington DC, Crystal Griner ran towards the bullets, saving lives in the process.

US President Donald Trump presents the Medal of Valor to US Capitol Police Officer Crystal Griner during a ceremony honoring the first responders of the June 14 shooting against members of the Republican Congressional Baseball team, where US House Majority Whip Representative Steve Scalise, Republican of Louisiana, was shot, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, July 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Griner earned a Medal of Valour, but threw so much shade at Trump (Getty)

The married lesbian officer reportedly killed the gunman, despite being shot in the ankle.

Griner carried out her duty to protect Scalise, even though he previously co-sponsored a failed Constitutional Amendment to outlaw same-sex marriage in the United States.

The amendment supported by Scalise said: “Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman.

“Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman.”

Now fully recovered from the attack, one of Scalise’s first actions on his return to action will be to give a speech to the Family Research Council next week.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 27:  U.S. Capitol Police officer Crystal Griner listens as U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks during an event in the East Room of the White House recognizing the first responders to the June 14 shooting involving Congressman Steve Scalise July 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. Scalise was among four people shot by James Hodgkinson during a congressional baseball team practice.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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The FRC is listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as an anti-LGBT hate group.

Tony Perkins, the FRC’s president, said that Scalise’s return to health was not down to the brave actions of a lesbian police officer, but “an answer to prayer.

“His fighting spirit in overcoming the odds is a source of inspiration for those who are fighting for the heart and soul of our nation and our culture.

“I look forward to welcoming my friend and former colleague back to the Values Voter stage.”

Perkins once speculated that flooding was God’s punishment for homosexuals.

However, when his own home was destroyed in what he called a flood “of near biblical proportions,” the homophobic pastor insisted it happened because of God’s love.

BATON ROUGE, LA - SEPTEMBER 30:  House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) attends the LSU Tigers vs Troy Trojans game at Tiger Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Steve Scalise, only alive because of Griner’s actions (Getty)

Last week, it was revealed that Donald Trump’s former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon secretly corresponded with representatives of the FRC.

Bannon, who runs far-right news service Breitbart, served as chair of Trump’s election campaign, and was the Republican President’s Chief Strategist from January to August this year.

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The FRC has previously stated that it doesn’t know if gay people should be executed.

It has also given its support to Roy Moore, the Trump-backed, virulently homophobic Republican Senate candidate from Alabama who coincidentally took the same stance on gay executions in 2015.

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