Watch Live Now: Trump and Pence to Address Prayer Breakfast Hosted by Secretive Anti-LGBT Christian Evangelical Group

 
 
 
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will address attendees at the National Prayer Breakfast once again, early Thursday morning (video below). The annual event attended by many presidents is hosted by a secretive Christian evangelical organization, allegedly with ties to Ugandan politicians who worked to enact the "Kill the Gays" bill.

That secretive fundamentalist anti-LGBT organization is known as "The Family" or "The Fellowship Foundation." More than three thousand are expected to attend, including representatives of anti-gay hate groups and evangelical Christian extremists.

In December it was revealed admitted Russian agent Maria Butina used the 2017 National Prayer Breakfast as a networking opportunity to get prominent Russians to meet top members of the Trump administration. Butina has since pleaded guilty to felony charges and is cooperating with federal prosecutors. Her NRA-tied boyfriend was indicted on 11 felony and fraud charges Wednesday.

Bloomberg News reported in December that Butina chose 10 influential Russians to attend the 2017 National Prayer breakfast.

“They are coming to establish a back channel of communication,” Butina wrote in a 2016 email, according to federal prosecutors.

On Wednesday The Washington Post reported Trump will speak at the Breakfast and "is likely to play on white evangelicals' fears."

Watch live: President Trump is slated to begin at 8 AM ET –

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