Trump Speaks at Event Hosted by Hate Group

President Trump is the first sitting president to speak at the Values Voter Summit, put on by the Family Research Council (FRC).


According to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), President Donald Trump spoke to a hate group last week — and he was a hit. The Family Research Council, which is on the SPLC hate group list, invited the 45th president to speak at the Values Voter Summit, an annual socially conservative conference. This proved to be a political layup for Trump, the first sitting president to speak at the conference, amidst the turmoil surrounding his administration.

A key focal point to the address was the so-called war on Christmas. Trump vowed that, under his lead, department stores across the country will return to acknowledging the Christmas holiday.

“You go into a department store. When was the last time you saw ‘Merry Christmas?’ You don’t see it anymore,” Trump announced. “They want to be politically correct. If I’m president, you will see ‘Merry Christmas’ in department stores, believe me, believe me.”

While the majority of Americans do celebrate Christmas, many do not take holiday greetings as personally as Trump evidently does. According to Pew Research Center, “46% of Americans say it doesn’t matter how stores greet their customers over the holidays.”

Regardless, Trump went further into the religious debate by claiming that Judeo-Christian values are under attack.

“America is a nation of believers and together we are strengthened and sustained by the power of prayer,” Trump said.

A little under a quarter of the American population identifies as religiously unaffiliated, according to Pew, with the percentage of those who do not align with a specific faith on the rise.

When Trump was done bashing department stores, he pivoted to bashing his friends on Capitol Hill. He used the crowd to push for action on replacing the Affordable Care Act. This comes on the heels of his decision to roll back an Obamacare requirement to provide birth control as part of health insurance programs.

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, applauded that decision, saying that Trump is committed to “undoing the anti-faith policies of the previous administration and restoring true religious freedom.”

Trump’s statements on Christmas and birth control issues reiterated his theme, adding, “We don’t worship government; we worship God.”

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  • Well, why shouldn’t Trump be the keynote speaker at a hate group’s event? He’s the Hater-in-Chief. And, it’s disgusting that he gives lip service to Christianity while engaging in highly un-Christian activities, like trying to deprive poor people of medical care and other necessities, denying sanctuary to refugees, etc.

  • Michael J. "Orange Mike" Lowrey

    So now Trump is dictating to department stores? He is really into leadership, or what was known in the original language as the Führerprinzip. None of this democracy and diversity nonsense for him!

  • It’s such a contradiction. If he truly believes, and he worships God…why does he spread hate at every opportunity? God is about love and grace, not about selecting who deserves respect and love.

    • He doesn’t believe in God, he believes in himself and the hell with every one else.

  • Unbelievable!!! He found another “issue” that requires his full attention. How many song and dance routines do we have to put up with. When is he going to focus on the REAL issues and do something constructive about them? I don’t care if you tell me Merry Christmas 45, just fix the issues you are trying to divert attention from.

  • I thought this website was about effectively developing diversity. Instead, it has become a platform for partisan gooks who turn every article into rants about the fact your hero Hillary lost.

    Grow up and get over it.

    • But if the website is about diversity…shouldn’t part of the job be to expose those public servants and companies who DO NOT support diversity??
      By popular vote, “my hero” did win. And against everything decent, the orange idiot loses every time he opens his mouth. Hillary does have her faults, but she would have been SO MUCH BETTER than the hater / cheater / tax-dodging / military service-dodging / loser in the oval office, who is there just to support other rich white people. His hatred and mistreatment of anybody who’s not just like him makes him a hypocrite for speaking at any Christian gathering.

    • You’re the one who brought up the election, not some unidentified “partisan gook.” And, isn’t “gook” considered an ethnic slur? If so, you’re not in a position to be criticizing other people’s efforts to champion diversity.

  • The Southern Poverty Law Center slings the “hate” accusation around quite liberally. I the Family Research Council is considered a hate group, the folk who protest by shouting down (and beating down) speakers, smashing auditorium doors and windows and blocking traffic (including ambulances) like Antifa and Black Lives Matter certainly should be, too.

    • SPLC definition of a hate group: “beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics.”

      FRC definition of sexuality: “FRC does not consider homosexuality, bi-sexuality, and transgenderism as acceptable alternative lifestyles or sexual “preferences”; they are unhealthy and destructive to individual persons, families, and society.“
      “Family Research Council believes that homosexual conduct is harmful to the persons who engage in it and to society at large, and can never be affirmed. It is by definition unnatural, and as such is associated with negative physical and psychological health effects.”

      It’s a hate group if you follow the SPLC definition.

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