‘Hypocrite’ Matt Gaetz Destroyed For Defending Vile Anti-LGBTQ Hate Group


U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz on Thursday proudly defended the Family Research Council (FRC), a hate group that has spent nearly 40 years spreading dangerous lies about LGBTQ people under the cloak of “religious freedom.”

The Florida Republican also lashed out at the Southern Poverty Law Center, an institution dedicated to tracking and exposing the more than 800 current hate and extremist groups across the U.S.

According to the SPLC, the FRC “often makes false claims about the LGBTQ community based on discredited research and junk science. The intention is to denigrate LGBTQ people as the organization battles against same-sex marriage, hate crime laws, anti-bullying programs and the repeal of the military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy. To make the case that the LGBTQ community is a threat to American society, the FRC employs a number of ‘policy experts’ whose ‘research’ has allowed the FRC to be extremely active politically in shaping public debate. Its research fellows and leaders often testify before Congress and appear in the mainstream media. It also works at the grassroots level, conducting outreach to pastors in an effort to ‘transform the culture.’ ”

Gaetz launched his attack by tweeting out an article from the far-right conspiracy theory website, The Gateway Pundit.

“The Southern Poverty Law Center is a hate group,” Gaetz falsely tweeted, before defending the FRC.

The article’s author, Cassandra Fairbanks, according to domestic extremism expert Jared Holt, is a “self-professed fascist sympathizer.”

Journalist Christopher Mathias offered up a similar take:

Gaetz also suggested “MAGA” is not a dangerous extremist group:

Journalist Daniel Moritz-Rabson shared a graphic of Fairbanks appearing on VDARE with its founder. VDARE is a white nationalist hate group, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Journalist Sam Youngman also noted that Gaetz invited Holocaust denier Chuck/Charles Johnson to attend the State of the Union Address with him and appears to continue to support Trump’s attempt to overturn the election:


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