Actual Newsweek Headline: “Donald Trump To Speak At Hate Group’s Annual Event, A First For A President”
The ‘hate group’ is the Christian, Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit.
The source Newsweek used to condemn a Christian Org. as a “hate group” was the radically Left and incredibly biased source the Southern Poverty Law Center.
President Donald Trump made history last week, when he became the first sitting president to address the annual Values Voter Summit hosted by the conservative Family Research Council (FRC). But rather than focus on the content of Trump’s speech, news outlets like Newsweek chose to malign the president’s decision to attend the event by citing a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), in which the progressive think tank labels the FRC as a “hate group” and “rouges’ gallery of the radical right” for its “anti-LGBTQ” positions.
“Donald Trump To Speak At Hate Group’s Annual Event, A First For A President” read the headline of the Newsweek piece that ran on Thursday. The article quoted SPLC president Richard Cohen, who told The Independent that Trump’s appearance at the event “is lending the legitimacy of his office to a hate group that relentlessly demonizes LGBTQ people and works to deny them of their equal rights.”
As Faithwire has reported, the SPLC “Active Hate Groups” list includes many conservative and Christian organizations and the dubious designation has inspired some to take violent actions. In 2012, a gunman burst into FRC offices, killing a security guard. Court documents show the attacker chose his target after seeing it listed as an anti-gay group on the SPLC website. FaithWire
Video: President Trump Delivers Remarks to the 2017 Values Voter Summit
Actual Newsweek Headline: ‘Trump Tells Hate Group Americans ‘Worship God,’ Not Government’
President Trump spoke to one of the most faithful blocs of his base on Friday, telling attendees of this year’s Values Voter Summit that in America “we don’t worship government, we worship God.” NPR
During his speech on Friday, the president drew cheers when he once again promised to protect Judeo-Christian values and asserted that faith and family always supersede government. FaithWire
Video: The “Anti-Hate” Group That Is a Hate Group