[Ed. – The placement of the phrase anti-LGBT hate group in quotes should be a clue that the group in question is not universally viewed that way. In fact, ABC News admits in the second paragraph that the designation was made by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which brand virtually every organization in the U.S. that does not subscribe to far-left doctrine as a ‘hate group.’]
Sessions addressed members of the Alliance Defending Freedom, which was designated an “anti-LGBT hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2016, at the Summit on Religious Liberty at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, in Dana Point, California.
The event promised to “bring together prominent legal advocates, scholars, cultural commentators, business executives and church leaders to examine the current state of religious freedom” and “develop legal and cultural strategies to allow freedom to flourish in the United States and around the world.”
Sen. Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat from Wisconsin and the first openly gay person to be elected to the U.S. Senate, told ABC News that she was concerned by the speech.
“This sends a very troubling message that our Attorney General, America’s top law enforcement official, is not committed to standing up to anti-LGBT hate,” Baldwin said.