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)

-- Says gay couples who adopt “turn children into little teacup dogs -- it's an accessory to put in my purse" (see video from 4:35-5:16)

-- Admit he wants gays to "come out of this distorted lifestyle"

-- Said bills that assist domestic partners in making funeral arrangements for their late loved ones “serve simply as ‘Trojan Horses’ for homosexual-marriage”

-- Says "homosexual marriage tells me I'm an option to my daughter, no different from a sun roof" (beginning at 1:03:00)

-- Says gays can "change" and so they don't deserve civil rights (beginning at 1:04:00

-- Says gays are trying to "hijack" bullying concerns in order to promote same-sex marriage; claims "the bullying thing is a red herring" (at 1:07:00)

-- Admits he is also against same-sex adoption; believes children of gays are always lacking (beginning at 13:45)

-- Accuses the media and shows like Modern Family of "brainwashing" Americans into supporting marriage equality

 

-- UPDATE - Internal memos obtained by the Human Rights Campaign reveal that the National Organization for Marriage (with whom Plante is closely associated) 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.

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John Eastman

-- National Organization For Marriage's Chairman

 

Facts

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

 

Facts

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

Karen England

-- Head of the Capitol Resource Institute

-- Co-chair of the coalition attempting to repeal a California law that protects transgender students

 

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Joe Fuiten

- Pastor of Bothell's Cedar Park Assembly Church who is widely known for his political involvement 

- Serves on the board of directors for the Family Policy Institute of Washington

 

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