The virulently anti-LGBT group MassResistance opened a recent conference on “countering the LGBT agenda” with a curiously gay rainbow flag dance.
No, the flag was not the same as the LGBT Pride flag, but it did feature a variety of bright colors. Media Matters for America, which monitors right-wing misinformation, has shared a video of the dance (watch below), which kicked off the Teens4Truth conference, held last Friday and Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas.
MassResistance, which started in Massachusetts and now has chapters around the nation, is classified as an anti-LGBT hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Its leader, Brian Camenker, has equated homosexuality with bestiality and pedophilia; has claimed no gay people died in the Holocaust and that the pink triangle was an identifier for Catholic priests; and alleged without evidence that since same-sex marriage became legal in Massachusetts, the state had to spend additional money on policing because of “skyrocketing homosexual domestic violence” and because of the “extreme dysfunctional nature of homosexual relationships.”
The Texas conference, sponsored by that state’s MassResistance chapter, was particularly aimed at fighting the “LGBT agenda” in schools. Many far-right advocates spoke, including Jonathan Saenz of Texas values and anti-marriage equality activist Jennifer Morse.