The Democratic Party used to embrace homosexuals. Now, its Florida leaders are inviting enemies of the gay community to speak at their functions, and only one week following one of the worst episodes of violence against gays in American history. That was the case earlier this month, when anti-gay imam Maulana Shafayat Mohamed was allowed to speak at the Leadership Blue Gala, the annual banquet of the Florida Democratic Party.
On June 19th, the Florida Democratic Party held its annual Leadership Blue Gala event. US Senator from New Jersey, Cory Booker, was the keynote speaker. Also listed as speakers were House Democratic Leader-Designate Janet Cruz, Senate Democratic Leader-Designate Oscar Braynon, DNC Chair and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, US Senator Bill Nelson, and Florida Democratic Chair Allison Tant. However, one of the other speakers, Maulana Shafayat Mohamed, who partook in opening prayers, should have been the main concern.