Ann Romney to Speak at Anti-Gay 'Values Voter Summit'

| by Michael Allen

Ann Romney, wife of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, is scheduled to speak at the upcoming anti-gay 'Values Voter Summit,' reports RightWingWatch.org.

Mitt Romney’s running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), is also scheduled to speak at the event in Washington, D.C.

The Values Voter Summi, is organized by the Family Research Council (FRC) and sponsored by Christian conservative groups such as the American Family Association.

Speakers this year also include 'birther' Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), anti-Muslim right-winger Frank Gaffney, TV and radio host Glenn Beck and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA).

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which considers the Family Research Council and American Family Association to be anti-LGBT hate groups, said in a statement:“The FRC is far outside the mainstream. It has engaged in repeated, groundless demonization – portraying LGBT people as sick, vile, incestuous, violent, perverted, and a danger to the nation. One of its officials has gone so far as to say that homosexuality should be criminalized.”