Values Voter Summit: Whose Values?

The Family Research Council (FRC) is hosting its annual Values Voter Summit Oct. 13-15, a rogues' gallery of the radical right, this year keynoted by President Trump himself.

The FRC is an organization that has relentlessly vilified LGBT people – portraying them as sick, vile, incestuous, violent, perverted, and a danger to children and the nation. Because of its demonizing lies about the LGBT community, it has been named as a hate group by the SPLC.

Like its host, the Values Voters Summit claims it stands for “values.” But whose values?

1. What's the Values Voter Summit? 2. What can you do?

Here's what speakers at the 2017 Values Voter Summit actually value

*Organizations with an asterisk are listed by the SPLC as hate groups. View the full list.

Stephen Bannon Executive Chairman, Breitbart News
  • Bannon has legitimized the “alt-right” – a white nationalist movement – by giving it a platform on his news site.

  • Bannon then brought alt-right views to the White House.

  • Breitbart's comments section has become a haven for anti-Semitism.

  • Read SPLC's analysis of Breitbart under Bannon.

In his words

“We’re the platform for the alt-right."

"Are there anti-Semitic people involved in the alt-right? Absolutely. Are there racist people involved in the alt-right? Absolutely.”

Tony Perkins President, Family Research Council*
  • Perkins has claimed that gay men are more likely to molest children. This is false.

  • Perkins has written that “only 16 percent of Islam is a religion.” The rest, he claims, is made up of economic, judicial, political and military systems.

  • Perkins claims that gay rights advocates intend to round up Christians in "boxcars."

  • Read the SPLC profile on Tony Perkins.

In his words

“The videos are titled 'It Gets Better.' They are aimed at persuading kids that although they'll face struggles and perhaps bullying for 'coming out' as homosexual (or transgendered or some other perversion), life will get better. …It's disgusting. And it's part of a concerted effort to persuade kids that homosexuality is okay and actually to recruit them into that lifestyle."

"Jerry" Boykin, Jr. Executive Vice President, Family Research Council*
  • Boykin has called Islam “evil” and said it should not be protected by the First Amendment.

  • Boykin threatened physical violence against people who don't use the bathroom of the gender they were assigned at birth.

  • Boykin has said the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy would lead to the destruction of the American military.

  • Read the SPLC profile on Jerry Boykin, Jr.

In his words

“No mosques in America. Islamis a totalitarian way of life; it’s not just a religion.”