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Huckabee defends group linked to anti-gay human rights violations

| Thursday, August 28, 2014
Mike Huckabee
Fox News host Mike Huckabee joined 79 other conservatives in signing a letter blasting “sexual radicals” for their efforts to scuttle a planned conference of the World Congress of Families (WCF), a group notorious for stoking homophobia and promoting harsh anti-gay laws internationally. On August 30, the Rockford, IL-based WCF plans to hold a “Life, Family, and Freedom Conference”...

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HRC report examines World Congress of Families’ anti-gay influence, extremism

| Monday, August 25, 2014
WASHINGTON -- The Human Rights Campaign on Monday released a new report examining what it calls one of the most influential groups in America promoting and coordinating the exportation of anti-LGBT bigotry, ideology, and legislation abroad: the Rockford, Ill.-based World Congress of Families.

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Anti-gay group planning worldwide conference in Salt Lake City

| Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Salt Lake City
SALT LAKE CITY -- An international conservative group that opposes homosexuality is planning its first worldwide conference in the U.S. next year - a four-day gathering in Utah, a state that has become a focal point in the gay marriage movement. The World Congress of Families is based in Rockford, Illinois, and has about 40 partner organizations...

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Boehner secures House meeting space for supporters of Russia’s anti-gay laws

| Friday, November 15, 2013
U.S. Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio)
WASHINGTON – U.S. House Speaker, Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Friday secured meeting space for the top American supporters of Russia’s anti-LGBT laws, according to a report by BuzzFeed.

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Anti-gay crusader Scott Lively returns to Russia to discuss ‘traditional’ values

| Friday, October 18, 2013
Scott Lively
MOSCOW -- Anti-gay activist Scott Lively returned to Russia this week at the invitation of the Rockford, Ill.-based World Congress of Families (WCF), a Christian group that has opposed same-sex marriage and adoption of children by same-sex couples or LGBT parents in the United States and globally.

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Globalizing Homophobia: World Congress of Families, Russia’s ‘Christian saviors’

MIRANDA BLUE | Right Wing Watch | Sunday, October 6, 2013
Darko Vojinovic, APGay rights activists hold up rainbow flags during a protest in Belgrade, Serbia on Sept. 27 in response to a ban on a gay pride march for a third consecutive year because of threats made by right-wing groups. The banner at center reads "Pride. Naturally."
Anti-gay activists in the United States, finding it increasingly difficult to push their agenda at home, have turned to Russia both as a place receptive to their politics and as a “savior” of the world against increasing social liberalism. In doing so, they have provided international backing for an oppressive, anti-democratic regime that is increasingly using LGBT people as scapegoats for broader political dissatisfaction.

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