A controversial anti-gay video will be screened during this year's Value Voters Summit, the annual three-day meeting of social conservatives.

The conservative meet up, which begins Friday, is sponsored by Tony Perkins' Family Research Council (FRC), an ardent opponent of gay and lesbian rights.

New right-wing phobias – “Obamacare” and global warming – will be discussed alongside old obsessions such as immigration, abortion and the rights of gay men and lesbians.

Gay rights, however, will take up more of the conference's schedule than any other issue, and includes the screening of the American Family Association's (AFA) controversial documentary special on the “radical homosexual agenda” titled Speechless: Silencing the Christians.

In the documentary, the AFA asserts that proposed federal hate crime legislation would outlaw religious speech, that employment protection laws force churches to hire gays and lesbians, that gay men and women are largely responsible for HIV/AIDS and all STDs, and that gay marriage hurts the family because it deprives children of a mother or a father.

In July, hundreds of gay activists protested outside the Florida offices of Tampa's WFLA Channel 8 after executives decided to broadcast the video. The rally was organized by several local gay rights groups including Equality Florida and Pride Tampa Bay, and the Metropolitan Community Church of Tampa, a gay-inclusive Christian denomination. The groups' pleas to not air the special had fallen on deaf ears.

But in other markets, gay activists were successful in derailing the film's release, including WOOD-TV 8 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and WSXY 6.2 in Columbus, Ohio.

“There's a time and place to show such hateful trash, a gathering of bigoted homophobes is the only place,” R. Zeke Fread, director of Pride Tampa Bay, told On Top Magazine in an email. “I'm sure Speechless will receive enthusiastic applause and a standing ovation [at Value Voters Summit].”

After WFLA executives aired the video, organizers launched a campaign to convince advertisers to shed the station from their advertising budgets.

Several companies agreed, including Vintage Real Estate Services. In a letter to WFLA's parent company, Media General, the company explained its reasoning.

“I regret to inform you that [the board of directors of Vintage Real Estate Services] has voted to boycott Media General and any of its affiliates for airing the bigoted propaganda piece 'Silencing Christians' on WFLA. Our company promotes equality and not hatred, it is our opinion that any relationship with Media General is against the values of our company.”

In addition to screening Speechless, the conference will also host two single-issue sessions about gay rights.

Focus on the Family Action Educational Analyst Candi Cushman will told a breakout session on countering the “homosexual agenda” in public schools on Saturday, September 19. Later the same day, a panel of conservatives will discuss why gay marriage threatens religious liberty.

Speechless will be screened on the same day following these two breakout sessions.