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Huckabee, Bauchmann, McClintock To Speak At Conference Featuring Hate Group

Jim Burroway

August 25th, 2009

Former Arkansas Governor and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, Rep. Michele Bachman (R-MN), and Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA are confirmed speakers at the upcoming Take America Conference in St. Louis September 25 and 26. This same conference invited MassResistance to give a workshop titled “How to counter the homosexual extremist movement,” presumably on of the strength of their resounding successes in Massachusetts.

MassResistance is one of only eleven anti-gay groups designated as an official hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. MassResistance has developed closes ties with Holocaust Revisionist Scott Lively, where he was a featured speaker at the MassResistance banquet last January. Conference connections to hate groups don’t end with MassResistance. Host committee member Don Feder spoke at the 2007 Watchmen On the Walls conference in Riga, Latvia. The Watchmen, another SPLC-designated hate group, was also co-founded by Scott Lively.

The Take America Back conference is co-chaired by Phyllis Schlafly (Eagle Forum) and Janet Folger Porter (Faith2Action). Other host committee members include LaBarbera Award Winners Mat Staver (Liberty Counsel) and Rick Scarborough (Vision America), as well as Don Wildmon (American Family Association) Dick Bott (Bott Radio Network), Michael Farris (Home School Legal Defense Association), Phillip Jauregui (Judicial Action Group), Rick Green (Wallbuilders), and Joseph Farah (WorldNetDaily).

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Matt
August 25th, 2009 | LINK

I think I lost brain cells just reading the guest/organizer list–I can’t imagine having to sit through this crap.

a. mcewen
August 25th, 2009 | LINK

What successes? The only successes Mass Resistance has had in Massachusetts is bringing the entire community together against them. Their stridency alienates EVERYBODY.

mark barnes
August 25th, 2009 | LINK

It is clear the neo-nazi far-right is alive and well, but wearing new robes. Glad SPLC is watching and exposing these folks. These are the same ole white patriot, christian nation, militiamen crew trying to make themselves more respectable latching on to fox news types and Palin (although recent foray into health care debate has shown their true colors).

Christopher Waldrop
August 25th, 2009 | LINK

I think “successes” was meant to be ironic, although, if Mass Resistance made even some people examine and rethink their own prejudices then I’d call that “successful”.

Burr
August 25th, 2009 | LINK

Re: Their use of the word “extremist”

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

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