A leading conservative group in Iowa
has labeled an April 3 LGBTQ youth conference “evil propaganda.”
The FAMiLY LEADER on Thursday held a
press conference condemning the 8th annual Governor's
Conference on LGBTQ Youth, which is focused on reducing anti-gay
bullying in schools, and called for its funding to be pulled.
“This Papa Bear is here to say,
regarding the Governor's Conference, stop coming after my kids and
other people's kids with evil propaganda,” said Chuck Hurley, vice
president of The FAMiLY LEADER. “Stop twisting the Bible and stop
using our tax dollars to do it.”
In an email to supporters, The FAMiLY
LEADER targeted the inclusion of Isis King, an openly transgender
woman who competed on Fox's America's Next Top Model.
A workshop at the conference “is
called 'For the Bible Tells Me So,' perverting God's Word to support
sinful behavior. Even one of the speakers is a transvestite,” the
“Supporting the homosexual's extreme
and harsh agenda, disguised as protecting youth, sends all the wrong
At Thursday's news conference, about
two dozen Iowa pastors, legislators and conservative activists spoke
out against the conference.