"A diverse group of organizations banded together to confront hate from visiting our community,” said Michael Gagne, a protest organizer. “Mayor Jack Seiler has decided welcoming Hate at The Mayor's Prayer Breakfast is more important that representing the thousands of LGBT citizens that elected him to office over the years.”
The 55th annual event faces controversy after announcing Jim Daly as the featured speaker. Daly is the CEO of Focus on the Family, a conservative Christian policy institute with an anti-LGBT history.
Local LGBT activists had requested Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler decline the breakfast invitation — however, Seiler considers his involvement an honor.
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