Gianforte Funded Group Awarded Kim Davis for her Hateful Stand
On Friday it was reported that the Family Research Council, a known hate group funded by New Jersey billionaire Greg Gianforte, presented Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis an award for her discriminatory stand. Davis was arrested for her failure to follow the law and issue marriage licenses to gay couples in Kentucky.
"Examples of Gianforte's support of discrimination are everywhere," said Nancy Keenan, Executive Director of the Montana Democratic Party. "Funding a known hate group that awards Kim Davis for her bigoted crusade is not what Montanans want in their leaders and it's certainly not a Montana value."
Public records indicate that Gianforte has funded the Family Research Council, giving $14,000 to the group that has been categorized by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group in 2010. The Family Research Council has supported outlawing homosexuality in the United States and supported Uganda's right to administer the death penalty for homosexual behavior.