Busted: Mike Pence Quietly Provides Hate Group Chief to Advisory Board of His New Group

Former Vice President Mike Pence launched his new organization Advancing American Freedom on Wednesday.

A name has since been tacitly added to the advisory board, which was announced at launch.

Pence’s advisory board now includes Mike Farris, President and CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom.

In 2016, Alliance Defending Freedom was declared a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

“The SPLC lists ADF as a hate group for supporting the idea that LGBTQ + should be a crime in the US and abroad, and believes it is okay to put LGBTQ + people in jail for consensual sex “explained SPLC. “It has also supported laws that mandate the forced sterilization of transgender Europeans.”

“ADF spread lies about the LGBTQ + community. For example, it has linked LGBTQ + to pedophilia, claiming that a “homosexual agenda” will destroy society. ADF tries to use good-sounding sentences to express its rhetoric, but the truth is that it is used to dehumanize LGBTQ + people and limit their rights to be who they are, “explained SPLC. “The SPLC defines a hate group as an organization that, based on its official statements or principles, the statements of its leaders, or its activities, has beliefs or practices that attack or defame an entire class of people, typically because of their immutable properties. The organizations on our hate group list slander others because of their race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity – prejudices that are at the center of our democratic values ​​and that break society along its most fragile fault lines. The FBI uses similar criteria when defining a hate crime. “

Other Republicans working with Farris on Pence’s board of directors include Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, Ambassador Callista Gingrich, former Senator Rick Santorum, Kellyanne Conway, Larry Kudlow, and actor Kirk Cameron.

The addition of Farris was reported by Nick Surgey.

* SCOOP * The CEO of the religious right-wing hate group Alliance Defending Freedom @AllianceDefends has been added to the list of advisory board members for @Mike_Pence’s new @ Advance American Freedom group. @michaelfarris wasn’t listed when the organization launched on Wednesday pic.twitter.com/Nk3Y3tQopn

– Nick Surgey (@NickSurgey) April 9, 2021

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