‘Values’ Conference Includes Attack on ‘Faggots’
Posted on Sep 26, 2006
ThinkProgress lifts the lid on a weekend “Values Voter Summit” conference attended by the likes of Tony Snow, Alberto Gonzales and Sen. George Allen. One speaker, the founder of a ministry (for God’s sake), reminisced about the halcyon days of his youth when he lambasted weak-kneed people as “faggots.”
This weekend, some of the nations leading conservatives from Tony Snow and Attorney General Gonzales to Sen. George Allen (R-VA) and Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AK) to Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity appeared at the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit.
An hour and a half after Snow’s speech, Bishop Wellington Boone, founder of the Wellington Boone Ministries, took the stage and announced, “I want the gays mad at me.” Boone said that while the gays are “saying a few things” about him, they’re not coming at me strong.” In an effort to change that, Boone declared:
“Back in the days when I was a kid, and we see guys that don’t stand strong on principle, we call them faggots.”