Presidential hopefuls Rick Perry,
Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul and Herman Cain will address an anti-gay
forum in Columbia, South Carolina on Labor Day.
The four GOP candidates will appear at
the Palmetto Freedom Forum sponsored by the American Principles
Project, which is helmed by social conservative Robert P. George.
George is the chairman emeritus of the National Organization for
Marriage (NOM), the nation's most vociferous opponent of gay
Quizzing the candidates will be South
Carolina Senator Jim DeMint and Iowa Representative Steve King, both of whom oppose gay rights.
“I am very excited about the initial
response and thrilled to be able to already announce that Michele
Bachmann, Herman Cain, Ron Paul and Rick Perry have confirmed their
attendance in Columbia for this important event,” said DeMint in a
release. “This forum will allow candidates to get past the
30-second sound bites and have an open dialogue with concerned
citizens. Hopefully, this event will be an important part of the
process to choose the next President of the United States.”
The 3PM invitation-only event will take
place at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia,