Yesterday, we reported that a roundtable meeting was to be held today, sponsored by the World Congress of Families, featuring panelists Austin Ruse and Janice Shaw Crouse and several others, to teach Americans how to hate LGBT people as well as the Russians currently do. That meeting was to be held in Senate office space. In a bold display of leadership, Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) cancelled their meeting, and they are ever so pissed off:
Late Thursday, Illinois Senator Mark Kirk’s office abruptly canceled access to a Senate meeting room for a Friday event scheduled by a social conservative organization that is supportive of Russia’s “homosexual propaganda” ban, event organizers told BuzzFeed.
LGBT activists were outraged to learn that the World Congress of Families, which is currently planning a global summit of supporters of the “traditional family” to be held in Moscow in 2014, would be holding an event in a meeting room in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. The WCF is a project of the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society, based in Rockford, Illinois.
“Shame on you, Senator Kirk, for allowing vocal radical sexual minorities to drown out the voices of the natural family and faith that have made our nation free, prosperous, and stable for more than 200 years,” said Larry Jacobs, managing director of the World Congress of Families in an email to BuzzFeed. “Obviously Senator Kirk doesn’t care about families and children and freedom and has chosen to side with the policies of decline, death and disease promoted by the Sexual Radicals.”
A spokesman for Kirk, Lance Trover, told BuzzFeed on Thursday night, “Sen. Kirk doesn’t affiliate with groups that discriminate.”
In other words: shut up and go away.
Well done, Senator Kirk. As the HRC’s Chad Griffin said yesterday, the panelists represent the absolute worst America has to offer. It’s nice to see their abhorrent views taking up residence on the fringes where they belong.
Joe reports that the meeting has been moved to the Longworth House Office Building, and quite rightly wonders who runs that place, as it ought to be cancelled as well.