Donald Trump on Friday became the first sitting US president to address the Values Voter Summit, an annual gathering of evangelical conservatives organized by a prominent anti-LGBT group, the Family Research Council.
The president, who attempted to position himself as a friend to the LGBT community during the election, told guests he was "honored and thrilled" to speak at "this incredible gathering of friends, so many friends."
Guests attending the summit in Washington, DC, to watch the president speak were handed totebags that included a flyer promoting an "important new book" entitled The Hazards Of Homosexuality.
"Finally: the truth about this public health crisis," the flyer states, painting the LGBT community as a dangerous threat to the health of "the broader public."
The book blames "homosexual and bisexual men" for "the recent increases in STDs", and states that there is a "disproportionate incidence of disease and mental disorders in the GLB community."
"The sexual revolution and mainstreaming of homosexuality have created a public health crisis affecting us all," the flyer reads.
The book's Amazon page further refers to the "the baneful nature of homosexuality and its associated addictions and behaviors that invite disease."
Topics explored in the book include, "Why homosexuality is a public health issue, and not just a private issue"; "The mental health issues: depression, anxiety, suicidality, substance use, partner abuse, and BDSM (bondage/sexual sadomasochism)"; "Why homosexuals have shortened lifespans, chronic conditions, lower quality of life"; "The psychological and medical issues of transgenderism"; and "Child abuse: interventions supporting 'transgender' identities in youth."
The book is authored by "MassResistance," a longtime ant-LGBT group based in Massachusetts. Read more via Buzzfeed