-- President of the National Organization for Marriage
-- President of ActRight.com, a fundraising site for conservative candidates
-- Recently attempted, via his national newsletter, to raise a link between marriage equality and pedophilia: "Will pedophiles become "minor-attracted persons" in our culture? Will courts which endorse orientation as a protected class decide down the road that therefore laws which discriminate against "minor-attracted persons" must be narrowly tailored to a compelling government interest?”
-- When Rhode Island passed marriage equality, equated same-sex-headed families with those that have been affected by divorce or even death
-- Has advocated for gay people to change their orientation. Said of a faith-based study on self-identified so-called "ex-gays": "Even those who disagree with us about gay marriage (or Christian sexual ethics) should feel good about this this scientific verification of the possibility of free will triumphing over desire. We are all more than our instincts, sexual or otherwise."
-- Encouraged parents to attend a Love Won Out so-called "ex-gay" conference, calling it a way to "prevent your child from embracing this destructive way of life."
-- Said: "Same-sex unions are not marriages. Political regimes based on lies about human nature cannot last. Same-sex marriage takes a sacred institution, with deep roots in human nature, and tries to turn it into the plaything of politicians, a creature of the state, a bundle of rights to be tossed about between adults. Something so feebly rooted, so fragilely constructed and imposed cannot last."
-- Said: "Even if the state decides that it's going to attempt to redefine marriage…two men can never be married, so the fact that there's a piece of paper from the state saying that, doesn't mean they actually are married." (4:24-4:40)
-- Compared "persecution" he faces today to that faced by Jesus Christ: "What did they do to Christ? We're going to suffer a little bit." (1:20-1:24)
-- Said of separation between civil marriage and religious ceremony: "I don't accept this bifurcation between civil and religious marriage" (3:17-3:21)
--UPDATE - Internal memos obtained by the Human Rights Campaign reveal that Brown's organization, the National Organization for Marriage, was actively attempting to - in its own words - "drive a wedge between gays and blacks" and "provoke the gay marriage base into responding by denouncing (black) spokesmen and women as bigots." A 2008-2009 Board Update also revealed that one of NOM's goals was "fanning the hostility" (p.12) between the LGBT community and the black community.