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Mike Huckabee and Tom Delay Throw Support Behind Hate Conference That Can't Book A Venue


The World Congress of Families, a noted anti-gay hate group and major opponent of LGBTQ rights, is having a difficult time finding an Australian venue willing to host its annual conference scheduled to commence this upcoming Saturday. While the organization’s 2013 conference was hosted by the Australian Technology Park in Sydney, coordinators for the event have been turned away by four different potential hosts following their being informed of the conference’s purpose.

“Sexual radicals have launched a smear campaign to discredit the Melbourne conference, which misrepresents the international pro-family movement and the positions of the World Congress of Families,” The WCF wrote in an open letter to the country of Australia, pleading for last minute accommodations. Former Republican Majority Leader Tom Delay and Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee have thrown support behind the letter, hoping to appeal to Australia’s conservative population.

“We are frantic at the moment trying to organise something else, we’ve had four venue cancellations. I can’t talk to you because we are just too busy right now,” WCF organizer Margaret Butts told the Guardian Australia. “We have no venue at the moment – the police are telling us it’s a safety risk because of planned protests and demonstrations.”

In addition to not having a proper location to host the conference, the WCF also seems not to have anticipated the need for a security detail or insurance despite reports of protests being organized in opposition to the conference.

“This event is the convening of an extreme-right movement,” said Debbie Brennan, lead organizer for the Melbourne branch of the Radical Women socialist organization. “We will exercise our free speech right to make it as hard as we can for people to get into the congress. Certainly, we will be out there in force and having loud things to say.”

Read the World Congress of Families' open letter asking for a venue, AFTER THE JUMP...

Melbourne Pro-Family Conference Leadership Petition 2014



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  1. can anyone say awwwwwwwwwwwww! If you read the petition of these folks, you have to wonder where they get this junk! Some of the highlights are we are called sexual radicals that are trying to intimidate these morons as a weapon to stigmatize families..........aren't we all for families?!??!?!

    Posted by: Bernie | Aug 26, 2014 6:21:25 PM

  2. Misandrists versus misogynists. Amusing.

    Posted by: Sam | Aug 26, 2014 6:38:45 PM

  3. And what a coincidence: they're both fat hypocritical pigs.

    Posted by: Daniel Berry, NYC | Aug 26, 2014 6:43:37 PM

  4. how exactly did these two losers think attaching their names to this mess would help them book a venue in Australia? lol

    Posted by: JMC | Aug 26, 2014 6:50:32 PM

  5. Tom Delay's is still around? Thought he was busy passing his ass around a federal prison for cigarettes and coffee...

    Posted by: MikeInSanJose | Aug 26, 2014 6:55:55 PM

  6. Why not move the dann thing to a zoo in Uganda.

    Posted by: simon | Aug 26, 2014 7:00:41 PM

  7. I'm pledging to read this story every morning when I get's making me smile, laugh and want to dance around the house. I want to feel this good every day!

    Posted by: Paul B. | Aug 26, 2014 7:02:57 PM

  8. What's really funny is that these bozos had no problem with U.S. businesses pulling the rug out from under gay couples planning their weddings, and if anything argued in favor of the businesses.

    If they complain now, they'll come across as hypocrites. At least they are finding out from first hand experience what they want gay couples to go through. Can anyone spell "karma"?

    Posted by: Bill | Aug 26, 2014 8:38:32 PM

  9. Well it was hard work cancelling all those select venues but worth it. Maybe Liberty University?

    Posted by: Chevytexas | Aug 26, 2014 9:00:21 PM

  10. Surely they could meet at a church. Maybe at St. Animus Church. After all, their whole movement is based on religious animus.

    Posted by: john patrick | Aug 26, 2014 10:12:43 PM

  11. Some excerpts from the articles of the declaration:

    Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

    No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation.

    Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.

    Were they thinking of gay people? Not so much - it was 1948. But from a modern standpoint, like the articles of our Constitution it does apply. Notice they didn't happen to say marriages are one man and one woman.

    Oh, and "distinguished scholars"? I think not. And "social science data shows clearly and unequivocally that children do best in families with a mother and father"? No it doesn't. Just ask any number of American courts.

    In conclusion, the famously weight losing former governor is fat. I wonder if his whole family is even fatter than they were in that well known portrait photo taken some years ago.

    Posted by: emjayay | Aug 26, 2014 11:54:05 PM

  12. I smell sour grapes...or is that the huckster?
    Don't you just love it when they're own tactics backfire on them !

    Posted by: Joh | Aug 27, 2014 12:33:37 AM

  13. WTF is Tom Delay doing out of prison??? Considering what that little pig did, I'm amazed he's allowed to ever walk free again.

    Posted by: johnny | Aug 27, 2014 7:15:52 AM

  14. It would be nice if people took human rights that seriously in the states, but mostly people want to loot and live in gated communities.

    Posted by: Tigernan | Aug 27, 2014 7:33:53 AM

  15. How about the gutter? Can they have it there, cause that's where they belong.

    Posted by: Jack M | Aug 27, 2014 9:27:28 AM

  16. Why Australia? What influence do they hope to have down there?

    Posted by: anon | Aug 27, 2014 11:10:36 AM

  17. "We will exercise our free speech right to make it as hard as we can for people to get into the congress."

    That's not actually free speech, dear.

    Posted by: Randy | Aug 27, 2014 1:03:01 PM

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