Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump & U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) will be speaking at a campaign training hosted by the Liberty Councel the extremist hate group monitored by the Southern Poverty Law Center for its anti-LGBTQ discrimination efforts. The two-day event is set to take place at the Hyatt Regency Orlando 9801 International Dr., Orlando, FL 32819 this Thursday, August 11th less than 2 months after 49 people, mostly LGBTQ Latinos were killed during the shooting massacre at Pulse Nightclub. Russell Roybal, Deputy Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund stated, “Holding this event is an insult to the victims and families of those innocent people who were murdered barely two months ago. Decent people everywhere will be appalled. Stirring up homophobia & islamophobia is wrong at the best of times but to do so when the entire Orlando community is still grieving & recovering from the Pulse tragedy, is beyond distasteful. Donald Trump may have mentioned the LGBTQ community in his acceptance speech which some people interpreted as a positive signal to our community — despite the vehemently anti-LGBTQ views of his running mate Mike Pence & the Republican Party platform. But now Donald Trump & Marco Rubio plan to breathe the oxygen of publicity into an openly anti-LGBTQ event, joining some of the most notorious anti-LGBTQ people out there. Haven’t the people of Orlando had enough?” Among the speakers expected at the event include Mat Staver who has represented Kim Davis & Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore & has denounced memorial gatherings for the victims of the Orlando massacre as “homosexual love fests”.
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