On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a speech at Alliance Defending Freedom’s Summit on Religious Liberty in Orange County, California. The Alliance Defending Freedom is conservative Christian non-profit that provides legal advocacy, training, and funding to support the defense of religious liberty. They are pro-life and pro-traditional family and marriage. They are only a fringe group in the sense that being an orthodox Christian is now a fringe position in much of the nation. But what has really put them in the crosshairs of the left is the fact that they are fairly successful. They were the prime mover behind the Trinity Lutheran case in which the Supreme Court decided, in a 7-2 decision, that states could not discriminate in awarding non-religious grants based on religious viewpoint.
This is how the media covered Sessions’s speech:
NBC: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Criticized for Speaking to ‘Hate Group’ ABC: Jeff Sessions addresses ‘anti-LGBT hate group,’ but DOJ won’t release his remarks Mediaite: AG Jeff Sessions Spoke to an ‘Anti-LGBT Hate Group’ and is Refusing to Release His Speech