Chuck Darrell

- Director of Communications and Marketing for the Minnesota Family Council

- Minnesota For Marriage Communications Director

 

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- Says of his team: "we oppose homosexual marriage, anti-bullying and sex education curricula that affirms homosexual behavior because the medical evidence proves it is a killer."

- Says "there is no civil right to deny children their mothers or fathers, which is exactly what every same-sex marriage does."

- Equates being gay with lust and behaviors like pornography, prostitution: "'Born' a homosexual is no excuse for the legalization of gay marriage. I say this because when it comes to sex, most men agree being born any certain way doesn’t mean you should act as such. And God help us should the male sex drive be allowed to further stalk the definition of marriage."..."Most men, even Christian men, will admit they have experienced sexual desires outside the bond of marriage. Let’s face it, without men, pornography and prostitution would probably cease to exist. So if we are 'born that way,' why don’t we do it?"  

- Claims religion is the only thing that can stop civil marriage equality: "The only thing that stands in the way of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Minnesota is the church”...“If the definition of ‘one man-one woman’ is to be protected, the church is going to have to do it, and they’ll have to be vocal.”

- Likened those who say Minnesota doesn't need a marriage amendment to generals who left their country vulnerable to attack: "This kind of ignorance [on the marriage amendment] is reminiscent of the WWII French generals who insisted that the Maginot Line would protect France from German attack. History shows that the Germans agreed – and went around it. France surrendered in a matter of weeks."

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Commentator Accountability Project (CAP)

Glenn Stanton

-- Director for Family Formation Studies, Focus on the Family

 

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Todd Starnes

-- Fox News Radio host and Fox News contributor

-- conservative columnist/commentator; regular guest on Family Research Council and American Family Association programs and speaking rosters

 

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-- When Supreme Court overturned the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, responded: "Supreme Court overrules God"

Mat Staver

-- Chairman, Liberty Counsel and Dean, Liberty University Law School

 

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-- Suggested marriage equality should lead opponents to rise up and fight “another American Revolution.

John Stemberger

-- Head of Florida Family Policy Council (part of Focus on the Family's national network)

-- Leader of "On My Honor," an organization formed to fight against an inclusive Boy Scouts

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Kevin Swanson

-- Director of Generations with Vision, a ministry focused on homeschooling

-- Host of "Generations Radio"

 

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Randy Thomasson

-- Head of the Save California organization

-- Founder of RescueYourChild.com, a site that parents to remove their kids from public schools because those schools are too LGBT-inclusive

 

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-- His organization released a document (later scrubbed) that equated town clerks who had to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples with soldiers who were forced to "gas the Jews"

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