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Trump to speak at anti-LGBT conference on Friday

President Trump to speak at conservative, anti-LGBT conference on Friday.
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The Value Voters conference will be held in Washington D.C. this weekend, and President Donald Trump is scheduled to be the Keynote speaker. This will be the first time a sitting president has appeared at the conservative meeting.

The president made an appearance at the convention last year, but he was then only a presidential nominee.

Trump is scheduled to speak on Friday morning at the opening ceremonies which kick off the three-day convening being held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C.

Family Research Council president Tony Perkins said he is looking forward to the president’s attendance.

“Values voters have waited eight years for a leader who puts America’s mission first and respects the values that made America into a great nation,” said Perkins.   

“Values voters are coming to our nation’s capital thankful to hear from a president who is fulfilling the promises that he campaigned on. Since the early days of the campaign, President Trump allied himself with values voters, promising to put an end to the 8 years of relentless assault on the First Amendment”

This news comes on the heels of Trump’s recent “Religious Freedom” guidance which will allow for a multitude of discriminations based on someone’s sexual preference or gender identity.

Other people who are scheduled to attend are, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway, and former National Security Advisor Sebastian Gorka, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Vicky Hartzler, Roy Moore of Alabama and reality stars Phil Robertson and his son Alan Robertson (Duck Dynasty).

Actor Kevin Sorbo, retired Lt. Col. Oliver North, radio host Bill Bennett, author Laura Ingraham, and former Rep. Michelle Bachmann are also scheduled to speak.

On the Value Voter Summit webpage, they describe why the political gathering was created eleven years ago: 

"Values Voter Summit was created in 2006 to provide a forum to help inform and mobilize citizens across America to preserve the bedrock values of traditional marriage, religious liberty, sanctity of life and limited government that make our nation strong. It has drawn over 3,000 plus attendees from around the nation and foreign countries. Garnering national and international media attention, CNN has called it 'one of the top 10 political events of the year' and 'one of the conservative movement's marquee annual events.' Sean Hannity called it 'the premier conservative event now in the country.'"