Attorney General Jeff Sessions will speak at a summit for the Alliance Defending Freedom, the Southern Poverty Law Center-designated hate group that is representing the anti-gay baker at the center of Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado, the religious freedom case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
JUST IN: AG Sessions will speak at summit for group behind Christian baker who refused a wedding cake to gay couple. Case heading to SCOTUS. pic.twitter.com/XgsBClHVNB
— Dominic Holden (@dominicholden) July 11, 2017
Here’s the description of Alliance Defending Freedom from the SPLC:
Founded by some 30 leaders of the Christian Right, the Alliance Defending Freedom is a legal advocacy and training group that specializes in supporting the recriminalization of homosexuality abroad, ending same-sex marriage, and generally making life as difficult as possible for LGBT communities in the U.S. and internationally. Despite its regular defamation of LGBT people, the group has managed to win special advisory status at the United Nations, in the European Union, and with the Organization of American States.
In Its Own Words
“The only surprise is the rapidity with which this degradation of our human dignity has occurred. It has occurred, with raging effect, and within twelve months, on the heels of government mandated recognition of same-sex ‘marriage’ – an oxymoronic institution if ever there was one. And, for its radical adherents, this has led to a deification of deviant sexual practices. It has further resulted in the inevitable and aggressive persecution of devout Christians who refuse to bow to the false god of sexual license.”