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Hate Groups Meet In DC To Learn How To Copy Russia's Anti-Gay Crackdown

From a press release published on Christian Newswire:
Russia recently banned the propaganda of "nontraditional sexual relations" to minors; and across Europe and Africa, nations are concerned with life issues, shrinking populations, and the disintegration of the natural family. Here in America, what can our pro-family legislators learn -- positively and negatively -- by studying our colleagues' actions abroad?  Join the editors of The Howard Center's quarterly, The Family in America: A Journal of Public Policy, on Capitol Hill this Friday, November 15, for a symposium addressing the question: "Family Policy Lessons from Other Lands: What Should America Learn?" Moderating will be Dr. Allan Carlson, President of The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society and Editor of The Family in America. Our featured speakers will be Austin Ruse, President of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute; Dr. Janice Shaw Crouse, Senior Fellow at The Beverly LaHaye Institute, think tank for Concerned Women for America; and Steven Mosher, President of the Population Research Institute. The symposium will be held from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, room 562. The event is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided. To register, call Nicole King at (815) 742-4387 or email
Austin Ruse is also a columnist from Breitbart, where he has written several recent columns about the recent and discredited book about Matthew Shepard. Janet Crouse has openly endorsed Uganda's proposed death penalty for homosexuals. (Tipped by JMG reader Andrew)

UPDATE: The Human Rights campaign notes that the meeting will take place in US Senate office space
This Friday, top American supporters of Russia’s anti-LGBT laws will come to Capitol Hill to argue that these hateful policies should serve as a model for the United States. Even more shockingly, the World Congress of Families—which sent nearly a dozen anti-LGBT American activists to Russia to support these heinous laws—is holding this roundtable in official Senate office space. Human Rights Campaign (HRC) President Chad Griffin issued the following statement: “These shameful individuals represent the worst of America, and it’s an outrage that they will now bring their vitriol to the United States Capitol. After spending years exporting their hate to other regions of the world and contributing to a culture of anti-LGBT violence in Russia, these zealots should be condemned by all Americans and especially by our elected leaders.”

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