Bob Emrich

- Co-head of the campaign to overturn Maine’s marriage equality law in 2009

- Northeast Field Ambassador at the Family Research Council

- Chair of Protect Marriage Maine

 

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- Says marriage equality is a "direct challenge to the righteousness and wisdom of God" (comments shared with a Sept. 2011 national pastor webinar)

- In 2009, while the debate over the so-called "Kill The Gays Bill" was being debated in Uganda and worldwide, Emrich -- who had just returned from the African nation -- sent an email to his supporters wherein he pushed an article that praised a "brilliant MP" for coming up "with a Bill against homosexuality." The referenced bill calls for the death penalty as punishment for being gay.

- Routinely proves that his advocacy goes beyond marriage and into "changing" gay people: "Those who want to redefine marriage want us to believe that we show love and support for homosexual family members by encouraging them to remain in their sin. Christian people will remember that true love and support helps people overcome, not surrender." 

- Accuses his state's pro-equality lawmakers of mocking God: "It was the most shameful, most embarrassing thing for my state that I have seen.  I listened to Senator after Senator stand up and mock God, mock the word of God, mocking the people of God…I was so angry hearing the way they were speaking about my God." (Session 4 19:22-20:01)

- On his official YouTube channel, Emrich pushes several videos that encourage gay people to "change" their orientations.

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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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Pat Robertson

-- Founder and Chairman, The Christian Broadcasting Network, the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), and Regent University (among others)

-- Host, "The 700 Club"

 

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Samuel Rodriguez

-- President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (Hispanic Evangelical Association) 

-- Leader of the Imago Dei Campaign

 

Facts

-- Claims (at 16:53) that "we have a moral responsibility to tell the world that adultery, pornography, homosexuality, hypocrisy, and lies will all "take you to hell"

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"

 

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Cathy Ruse

-- Senior Fellow of Legal Studies at Family Research Council

-- Married to Austin Ruse, president of Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute

 

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Jonathan Saenz

-- Head of Texas Values, an Austin-based anti-LGBT group

 

Facts

-- Tells gay people that they must "change": "My heart breaks for you if you are currently choosing to live a sinful sexual lifestyle while also trying to convince others that it is also okay to live a sinful lifestyle without making any efforts to change or resist sin and temptation. You can make a decision today to "go and sin no more." It's not too late. It's never too late."

David Smith

--Head of the Illinois Family Institute

 

Facts

-- Freely admits his opposition to "immoral" gays: "We must not settle for any counterfeit that would legitimize immoral homosexual relationships, no matter what it is called."

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