On August 11th and 12th, senator and failed presidential candidate Marco Rubio will headline and deliver a keynote speech at a virulently anti-gay conference where a who’s who of bigots will gather.
Amazingly, Rubio will attend this “Rediscovering God” conference on the anniversary of the Orlando nightclub shooting.
The Orlando-based Liberty Counsel Action, an extreme anti-LGBT group whose affiliate is famous for representing Kentucky clerk Kim Davis in her stand against the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision, announced in an email today that the Florida Renewal Project will be hosting an event called “Rediscovering God in America” in August. The event will be headlined by Rubio, who will speak alongside anti-LGBT activists David Barton, Bill Federer, Ken Graves and Mat Staver.
You may recall, as we covered it here at the time, that Rubio reconsidered his decision not to run for reelection because of the shooting at the gay nightclub.
Rubio said the Pulse shooting called him to serve a higher purpose and renewed his belief in public service. Rubio’s public service, if you could call it that, includes his long record of opposing basic civil rights for gay Americans, from gay marriage to gay adoption, among other things.
Rubio, who used the Pulse shooting as an excuse to run for office, will mark the anniversary of the shooting by delivering the keynote speech at a gathering of the most anti-gay savages in the country.