The Values Voters Summit starts next month and the usual cavalcade of misogynists, homophobes, bigots and anti-gay groups are going to be showing up. Of course, this is not surprising given that it is being sponsored by two Southern Poverty Law Center-designated hate groups- the American Family Association and the Family Research Council.
Speaking at the conference will be Ben Carson, the Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon who has risen to right-wing stardom largely for whitewashing the racism inherent in the right-wing political sphere. Carson also achieved stardom thanks to his rampant homophobia including his claim that marriage equality “is a slippery slope with a disastrous ending, as witnessed in the dramatic fall of the Roman Empire.”
Of course, Carson knows very little about Roman History and chooses to believe the inaccurate mythology that was crafted about two to three hundred years ago by Western Christian scholars who ignored the fact that Rome largely fell due to economic injustice and an empire that was too spread out to sustain itself.
Joining Carson is Jerome Corsi, the World Net Daily’s professional conspiracy theorist best known for his creation and employment of Swift Boat tactics used to smear John Kerry and others. Mike Huckabee will also be there. Huckabee one gave as his chief reason for being opposed to same-sex marriage what he called “the ick factor”. Of course, it should be pointed out that many lesbians and gays find heterosexual sex to be incredibly icky but have never actually called for opposite-marriage to be made illegal.
Todd Starnes will also be there. Starnes is the guy best known for his perpetual campaign to discover some form of anti-Christian persecution going on in the country despite the fact that he often has to either inflate it, conflate it or just make it up. He has also predicted that the Bible will be banned as hate speech, which has yet to happen.
Cal Thomas will be joining the lineup of right-wing clowns. Thomas has a long history of being a bitter old man who has often said that accepting homosexuality will lead to the acceptance of polygamy and pedophilia.
And rounding out the Values Voters three ring circus will be Allen West. Under no uncertain terms should the former Representative be confused with Adam West. For his part, the man is a walking conspiracy theory who has gone after everyone on the Left. It has been said that West is bitter over having been drummed out of the military for dishonorable behavior including firing a gun near a prisoner’s head in defiance of the military’s laws.
And finally, over at the remainder of this Values Voters circus will be Erick Erickson, Michelle Malkin, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Star Parker, Mat Staver and Sandy Rios.