President Trump declared the week of Oct. 15-21 National Character Counts Week, a week to celebrate the strong character of all citizens.
“We celebrate National Character Counts Week because few things are more important than cultivating strong character in all our citizens, especially our young people,” Trump said. “As parents, educators, and civic and church leaders, we must always work to cultivate strength of character in our Nation’s youth.”
“Character can be hard to define, but we see it in every day acts — raising and providing for a family with loving devotion, working hard to make the most of an education, and giving back to devastated communities,” the statement continues. “Character is forged around kitchen tables, built in civic organizations, and developed in houses of worship.”
On Friday, Trump became the first sitting President to address the Family Research Council’s Value Voters Summit, a group that has been certified a “hate group” by The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
Tony Perkins, the president of the extremist Family Research Council, has compared gays to pedophiles, insisted that gays will attempt a ‘Christian Holocaust,’ and defended Uganda’s “kill-the-gays” bill as a “laudable” effort “to uphold moral conduct.”
The president, who during the 2016 campaign painted himself as a friend to the LGBT community, told guests he was “honored and thrilled” to speak at “this incredible gathering of friends, so many friends.”
The event’s organizers distributed gift bags to attendees of the event, which included a leaflet promoting a book entitled ‘The Hazards of Homosexuality.’
The president is addressing the Values Voter Summit today. Here's what they're giving guests in a swag bag: "The Hazards of Homosexuality" pic.twitter.com/eRufvSncc0
— David Mack (@davidmackau) October 13, 2017
The leaflet reads: “The sexual revolution and mainstreaming of homosexuality have created a public health crisis affecting us all. But the media give little attention to the danger of gay and lesbian sexual practices and the resulting health problems experienced by the gay-lesbian-bisexual population.”
“Worse, the medical authorities deliver mixed messages to those at high risk while failing to protect the broader public.”
Trump, who vowed to be a friend to the LGBT community, will speak to a group warning that homosexuality has created "a public health crisis" pic.twitter.com/KRd52TCWA0
— David Mack (@davidmackau) October 13, 2017
“Homosexual and bisexual men are most severely affected and are driving the recent increases in STDs. Lesbians, heterosexuals and youth are increasingly at risk by imitating dangerous ‘gay’ practices.”
“The book brings together widely dispersed facts, carefully documenting the disproportionate incidence of disease and mental disorders in the GLB community. A brief survey of the “transgender” phenomenon is included.”
Topics explored in the book include, “Why homosexuality is a public health issue, and not just a private issue”; “The mental health issues: depression, anxiety, suicidality, substance use, partner abuse, and BDSM (bondage/sexual sadomasochism)”; “Why homosexuals have shortened lifespans, chronic conditions, lower quality of life”; “The psychological and medical issues of transgenderism”; and “Child abuse: interventions supporting ‘transgender’ identities in youth.”
Nearly a dozen women accused Trump of sexual assault in the final weeks of the presidential campaign last year, after a leaked “Access Hollywood” tape from 2005 showed Trump bragging about grabbing women’s genitals.
In the footage, revealed by the Washington Post, Trump is heard bragging to TV host Billy Bush about trying to have sex with a married woman.
“You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful… I just start kissing them,” Trump said. “It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything.”
Bush: “Whatever you want.”
Trump: “Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”
At a South Carolina rally in November 2015, Trump defended his widely discredited claim that thousands of Muslims in New Jersey cheered as the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001. He then appeared to mock reporter Serge Kovaleski, one of the authors of a 2001 article in The Washington Post that referred to “a number of people who were allegedly seen celebrating the attacks.”
“Now, the poor guy — you ought to see the guy: ‘Uh, I don’t know what I said. I don’t remember,'” Trump said, as he contorted his arms in an apparent imitation of Kovaleski, who suffers from arthrogryposis, a congenital joint condition that limits movement in his arms.