In case you were wondering about what wild and crazy plans Vice President Nominee Paul Ryan has on his calendar for the weekend (Oh, come on! He may be running on a detestable platform that seeks to continue to make minorities of all kinds second class citizens, but he is kind of cute – in a dumb jock, closeted homosexual kind of a way), it seems he is set to be a speaker at Values Voters Summit in Washington, DC.
“Whatever could that insane event be,” you ask? Well, it’s just like a slumber party that you had with your girlfriends in high school except instead of staying up late, drinking Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill and talking about cute boys, they all just sit around and spew hate and drink hate juice and talk about everyone they hate until everyone is in a big hate frenzy. SO, it’s probably more like a KKK rally or a Neo Nazi convention. Doesn’t THAT sound like a blast?!?
The Values Voter Summit, hosted by the Family Research Council, has been around since 2006 and has become an important event for Republicans trying to work their way up the political ladder, where they get to pander to far right religious groups that hate gay people. In fact, the Family Research Council has linked homosexuality to pedophilia (heard it before) and the Holocaust! Other fun folks set to speak are House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and potential First Lady Ann Romney. Awesome.
Thankfully, the connection between such an extreme rally and people that are seeking to represent ALL Americans has not gone unnoticed by several human rights organizations. In fact, seven different groups (Southern Poverty Law Center, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Human Rights Campaign, National Black Justice Council, National Council of La Raza, Faithful America, and People for the American Way Foundation) have come together and sent a letter asking invited speakers to re-think the engagement calling the FRC “far outside of the mainstream,” and urging guests to, “decline the FRC’s invitation and not share the stage with and lend your credibility to an organization that spreads demonizing falsehoods about other people.”
So, it looks like Mr. Ryan won’t be able to take you to the Homecoming Dance this weekend after all. But don’t sweat it. We bet you’d have more fun with ANYONE ON PLANET EARTH!!!