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Austin Ruse

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-- 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"

 

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-- 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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Star Parker

-- Founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a conservative think tank

-- Conservative commenator whose columns appear on Townhall, WND, OneNewsNow, and elsewhere

 

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Thomas Peters

-- Known as "The American Papist," Thomas blogs/advocates for CatholicVote.org

-- (Former) Communications Director for National Organization For Marriage

 

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-- Calls marriage equality supporters "the forces of evil"

Stephen Pidgeon

- Attorney aligned with the Alliance Defending Freedom

- Anti-equality activist and sometime political candidate

 

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- Says: "same-sex marriage is a sharp dagger in the heart of sacred society.  If we lose this fight, we're gone."

- Says gays are "enslaved" and "captured"

Christopher Plante

-- National Organization for Marriage's Communications Director (as of late 2013)

-- Former Exec. Dir. of NOM Rhode Island

 

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-- Says children of gay parents are in a "tragic situation" and equated having gay parents to having divorced or even dead parents (see second video down on webpage)

Tom Prichard

-- President of the Minnesota Family Council

-- Lobbyist for Minnesota For Marriage

 

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Ralph Reed

-- Founder and Chair of the Faith and Freedom Coalition

-- Former head of the Christian Coalition

 

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Dran Reese

--Director of the Salt and Light Council

-- Ministry partner of Liberty Counsel, one of the most anti-LGBT legal organizations in America

 

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Sandy Rios

-- American Family Radio host and Fox News contributor

-- Illinois marriage inequality activist

-- Former president of Concerned Women For America

 

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