Austin Ruse

-- President of Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute

-- Contributor to conservative news outlets like Breitbart.com

-- Fired from contributing to AFA Radio after suggesting liberal professors should be "taken out and shot"

 

Facts

-- Says all countries should have laws discouraging homosexuality: "The penalties for homosexual behavior should not be jail time, but having some laws on the books, even if unenforced, would help society to teach what is good, and also would prevent such truly harmful practices as homosexual marriage and adoption. "

-- Insisting that "countries have a right to oppose the indoctrination of their children with immoral and unhealthy notions of sexuality," works to deny that sexual orientation and gender identity are acceptable categories for nondiscrimination protections (pretty much his pet cause at the UN)

-- Tweets that "Children don't need to know about what is intrinsically disordered and abnormal"

-- Frames Russia's draconian laws on "homosexual propaganda" as a positive human rights development

-- In tweet, says he "would fully support a ban on homosexual propaganda in schools"

-- Saying that "UN delegates who represent traditional people must be ever vigilant and never give an inch on this issue," warns delegates to "beware" of any attempts "to regularize homosexuality and other behaviors in the scheme of international law.

-- Claims most Americans would agree with Russia's anti-gay law

-- Crassly claims that federal workplace protections will eliminate job performance requirements: "They don’t even have to know how to type as long as they have lopped off their penises or at least wear dresses."

-- In Twitter exchange with gay men, repeatedly insisted that gay people/activism is cause of gay teen suicide, alcoholism, and early death

-- Claims "[m]ost people recognize that the homosexual lifestyle is harmful to public health and morals."

-- Bemoaned newspapers that illustrate same-sex marriage victories with affectionate same-sex couples: "The day after the decision of the Supreme Court was a full page photograph of two men kissing on USA Today. This is a paper that lands in front of hotel room doors all over the country, this is vacation time, families open that door, children may have opened this door to see two men kissing. They are making us explain things to our children that we don’t want to explain and they know what they’re doing, they absolutely know what they’re doing."

-- In attempt to underming LGBT protections, falsely claims there are 23 recognized sexual orientations, including things like "urophilia" and "scatalogia." In truth, the American Psychiatric Association recognizes these behaviors as paraphilias, not orientations.

-- Asserted that "The Catholic and Mormon groups would simply have to walk away" from a Boy Scouts of America that accepts gay youth.  This even though the LDS Church came out in favor of the proposal.

-- Changed his Facebook profile pic to a skewed version of the Human Rights Campaign's equality logo, saying his version meant "not equal"

-- Wonders why LGB people are not "embarrassed" of T: "One of the truly strange things about the gay-rights movement is how free they are with their strangest cousins. You would think that even gay men and lesbians might be rather embarrassed by the T in LGBT. But so bold are they, so fearless, that they now lead with the T. Most Americans are rightly put off by such displays of obvious psychological disturbances."

-- Reportedly joked about "taking out" Hillary Clinton

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Jim Garlow

-- Senior Pastor of Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego, California

-- Major force behind Prop 8

 

Facts

-- Said that “Satan” is behind extending the freedom to marry to gay and lesbian couples: “So if I were Satan, if I were the Devil, I'd want to destroy the imagery of male and female coming together with light and joy, covenantal marriage on Earth.” (0:45-0:60)

Robert George

-- Well-connected scholar and professor with anti-gay ideology, co-founder of NOM, Professor at Princeton, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Senior Fellow at the Witherspoon Institute.

 

Facts

-- Decried the NY marriage vote by looking back to a time when being gay was “beneath the dignity of human beings as free and rational creatures.”

Franklin Graham

-- President and CEO, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

 

Facts

Mary Anne Hackett

-- President, Catholic Citizens of Illinois

-- One of the leaders of the so-called Coalition to Protect Children & Marriage

 

Facts

-- Says homosexuality is "a lifestyle that is damaging to body and soul" (at 2:10)

Linda Harvey

-- Head of Mission: America, which lists homosexuality and witchcraft as two of its focal points

-- Regular WND (formerly WorldNetDaily) columnist

-- Has specific focus on public schools and young people in general.  Runs anti-LGBT propaganda site called "Truth at School" and spearheads annual walkout in protest of the pro-equality/anti-bullying Day Of Silence

 

Facts

Mike Heath

- Fifteen-year head of the Christian Civic League of Maine; resigned in 2009

- Current head of the No Special Rights PAC

 

Facts

John Helmberger

- Chief Executive Officer of Minnesota Family Council (MFC)

- Chairman of Minnesota For Marriage

 

Facts

- Claims "Redefinition of marriage obscures the picture of Christ and his Bride, robs God of glory due him, and undermines the witness of the Church." 

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