Republican House Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) will speak at the at the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit in Washington DC. The Family Research Council is classified as a hate group by the Southern Policy Law Center due to their bigoted positions on a number of issues, particularly LGBT rights. If you recall, Mr. Scalise and other Republican lawmakers were nearly murdered by a shooter while they played baseball on a Virginia field. Their lives were saved because a member of Mr. Scalise's security detail, a married lesbian, returned fire on the shooter which gave local police time to arrive.
"There were times when we wondered if House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) would ever speak at VVS again. But next week, the miraculous recovery of my good friend will literally take center stage, as Steve makes a return trip to the biggest gathering of pro-family conservatives in the country after a shooting that rocked the country. For so many Americans, seeing him back at work, defending our values, has been an answer to prayer — and we look forward to celebrating his incredible journey back to health next Friday, October 13."
Steve Scalise's miracle was that he had a professional security detail with him.