Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Carly Fiorina are among the Republican presidential candidates scheduled to speak at a “religious freedom” event this weekend co-hosted by a pastor who has repeatedly stated that AIDS is God's punishment for gay people.

Saturday's Free to Believe Broadcast is co-hosted by Tony Perkins, president of the Christian conservative Family Research Council (FRC), and Rick Scarborough, a former Southern Baptist pastor from Pearland, Texas who now heads Vision America.

Last year, Scarborough declared that the “end game” of the LGBT rights movement is “the complete destruction of the church of the Lord Jesus.”

He's also declared AIDS a “homosexual disease,” a result of God's “judgment as a result of an immoral act.”

“God would probably give us the cure for AIDS today” if the United Stated ended its support for LGBT rights, he said last year.

Also appearing at the event will be Liberty Counsel's Mat Staver, who defended Kentucky clerk Kim Davis in her legal fight to keep her office from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, and David and Jason Benham, the brothers who became Christian celebrities when they lost their reality television show after their anti-gay activism was widely reported.

(Related: David, Jason Benham tell Glenn Beck that gays are being used by Satan.)