CLERMONT, Fla. — A Clermont, Florida, church is planning a "Make America Straight Again" conference just days after the three-year mark of the Pulse nightclub shooting.
In preparation for the event, church leaders have reached out to the Lake County Sheriff's Office and asked if they could hire deputies to work security for the conference.
The Sheriff's Office later declined the request, telling WFTV in a statement:
"I was a little upset," the pastor said after being declined. "I was surprised because we (were) actually just asking for police presence just to deter any kind of violence."
The conference will run from Friday to Sunday.
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