Brad Dacus

-- President of the Pacific Justice Institute, an anti-LGBT legal outfit based in Sacramento, CA

 

Facts

-- While serving as a spokesperson for Prop 8, compared stopping marriage equality to stopping the Nazis: "There was another time in history when people, when the bell tolled. And the question was whether or not they were going to hear it. The time was during Nazi Germany with Adolf Hitler. You see he brought crowds of clergy together to assure them that he was going to look after the church. And one of the members, bold and courageous, Reverend Niemand made his way to the front and (inaudible) said "Hitler, we are not concerned about the church. Jesus Christ will take care of the church. We are concerned about the soul of Germany.' Embarrassed and chagrined, his peers quickly shuffled him to the back. And as they did Adolf Hitler said, 'The soul of Germany, you can leave that to me.' And they did, and because they did bombs did not only fall upon the nation of Germany, but also upon the church and their testimony to this very day. Let us not make that mistake folks. Let us hear the bell! Vote on Proposition 8!"

-- In one of the first cases to earn him public attention, Dacus defended a pastor who said gay people are abmoinations who deserve to be stoned to death

-- Using junk science, claims that homosexuality is more dangerous than cigarette smoking: "[P]arents know that the homosexual lifestyle gives for boys an average lifespan of the age of 40. It’s worse than being a chain cigarette smoker."

-- Refers to law protecting transgender students as "hideous;" claims it will lead to "many casualties"

-- Says a law designed to protect transgender students will turn CA schools "into a horror film"

-- Prays for LGBT people to be freed from "Satan's dominion"

-- His organization fabricated a story about a transgender teenager harassing other students; when story broke, Dacus accused those challenging his organization's version of events of "trying to supress the truth"

-- Asserts that marriage equality for same-sex couples could lead to incestuous unions: "If the Supreme Court rules that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional and that the definition of marriage as between one man and one woman is unconstitutional, then we’re basically going to have an open heyday for homosexual marriage as well as other kinds of 'marriage' being introduced and being protected through this case law precedent, such as polygamy, perhaps adult incest and who knows what else will be attempted to be added on."

-- Equates LGBT-inclusive curriculum with bullying, writing: Most parents do not want their first through fifth graders bombarded with pro-homosexual messages at school. If LGBT advocates really want to stop name-calling and bullying, they should start with themselves.”

-- Claims that by fighting for a marriage system that discriminates against same-sex couples, he is "fighting for the soul of Western civilization"

-- Launched website called "GenderInsanity.com," which fights transgender protections in schools and gay inclusion in Boy Scouts; says of the site: "Forcing boys and girls to share bathrooms, locker rooms and sleeping arrangements is not equality; it is insanity."

-- Says if America is to remain compassionate and loving, "then we’re not going to want to salute something that is so dangerous and so destructive statistically to so many people who decide to engage in it.” 

-- A strong supporter of scientifically-discredited "ex-gay" therapy, claims that over 80% of those who enter into this kind of therapy ultimately "change": "I know it’s at least over 80%, I believe it’s 80-85% success rate. These are people who leave the lifestyle, get married to people, have children, and enter heterosexual relationships. It’s a big mass of deception that they are trying to carry out at the expense of many hundreds of thousands or millions of youths who will be led down a path of death and destruction, unfortunately, if they get away with this"

-- Claimed a law designed to limit scientifically-discredited "ex-gay" counseling is "a gross and outrageous violation against humanity"

-- Co-authored (with his wife) a document called "Reclaim Your School," which is strongly geared toward stopping LGBT acceptance in public schools

-- Says LGBT leaders lead kids "into a path of death and destruction" (@ 14:30)

-- Claims LGBT History month is meant to make society and kids "numb" about "the lifestyle" of homosexuality; adds that the month is meant to "market homosexuality as acceptable, valid lifestyles"

-- Falsely claimed that LGBT History month "promotes gay porn to kids"

-- Warns of the "flooding" of marriage-bound gays: "Massachusetts becomes the 'sicker patient in the hospital,' by far, if we in California are successful in amending our state constitution as, once again, between one man and one woman," said Dacus. "Massachusetts will then be the place, instead of California, where homosexual couples fly to...get married....[T]hat's just a major leak in the dam that's got to be patched up...if we're going to keep a major flooding of the homosexual agenda from being poured out on all the states across the country," he warns.

-- Fought law designed to protect LGBT people from hate crimes (the same way others, including religious people, are protected), calling it "unjust," "unneccesary," and "unwise"

-- Served as counsel for a parent who tried to have a public school teacher fired simply because she led a classroom discussion on the coming-out episode of the TV show Ellen

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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

 

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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

 

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Mike Heath

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

- Current head of the No Special Rights PAC

 

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John Helmberger

- Chief Executive Officer of Minnesota Family Council (MFC)

- Chairman of Minnesota For Marriage

 

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- 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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