The above headline is from the NJDC. They write: The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) today expressed disappointment that Republican vice presidential candidate Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) and House Majority Leader Representative Eric Cantor (R-VA) chose to address the 2012 Values Voter Summit. NJDC President and CEO David A. Harris said:
American Jews will feel a sense of profound disappointment that two of the most important Republicans in the country have chosen to address – and thus court and legitimize – some of America’s most extreme and deeply disturbing social conservatives at today’s Values Voter Summit. The Southern Poverty Law Center urged public officials to refrain from attending because of the organizers’ infamous history of gay bashing, anti-Muslim and intolerant statements, including disgustingly and directly linking homosexuality to the Holocaust. But equally concerning is the history of hate-filled toxic rhetoric that flows from many of its participants year after year. This is above and beyond one of the summit’s organizers’ calls for Jews to be converted to Christianity.