Diane Gramley

-- Head of the American Family Association of Pennsylvania

 

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-- Directly compares homosexuality to "lying, cheating, stealing, murder"

-- Said of a Gay Straight Alliance at a local high school: "Promoting a ‘smoking club’ would be safer than promoting a ‘homosexual club,” " 

-- When local amusement part held a Pride event, Gramley asked: “What group will Knoebels Grove have at their park next year – the North American Man Boy Love Association or Playboy Bunnies?  Their family-friendly reputation is tainted when they promote the homosexual lifestyle."

-- On many occasions, has wrongly asserted that there are as many as "36 known sexual orientations from bestiality to pedophilia." But in truth, these other practices are scientifically recognized as "paraphilias," not sexual orientations.

-- Attempted to connect Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal to homosexuality: "Through all this we cannot ignore the fact that Jerry Sandusky's victims were all young boys. We can't ignore the homosexual aspect of this...And through Graham Spanier's tenure as president, he has brought more and more homosexual-oriented programming and events to the campus than ever before."

-- Opposed a historical marker this way: "[T]he debate on homosexuality has nothing to do with civil rights, but rather [to do with] forcing the acceptance of abhorrent sexual behavior on all America."..."To take one of our most cherished historical buildings and desecrate it in such a manner is unthinkable,"..."and not just Pennsylvanians, but all Americans should be outraged."

-- Wrongly asserts it to be "fact" that no one is born gay; says it is dangerous to tell kids that being gay is okay

-- Responded to Supreme Court's striking down of sodomy laws by connecting homosexuality to incest, prostitution, etc: "Which are next to be struck down:  prostitution, bigamy, incest?  What further attack will the courts have on American's families and values?"

-- Claims sexual orientation protections will lead to protections for pedophiles: “Children are currently under assault by homosexual activists as they infiltrate the schools with their ‘gay is okay’ message; now pedophiles want to be given a green light by the psychological community to have their way with children.  Municipalities need to wake up to what is really happening and not play this politically correct game by adding ‘sexual orientation’ to ordinances.  It will lead to more than they think they are bargaining for” 

-- Said there was "no doubt" that inclusive service would "destroy our military"

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Commentator Accountability Project (CAP)

Harry Jackson

-- Christian preacher and Pentecostal bishop who serves as the senior pastor at Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Maryland.

-- Regional bishop in the Fellowship of International Churches.

-- Led the failed effort in opposition of marriage equality in Washington, D.C.

 

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Linda Jernigan

-- "Ex-gay" activist who regularly partners with the Illinois Family Institute

-- Lobbies against LGBT rights in Illinois

 

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-- Claims expanding homosexuality is "Satan's plan"

-- Says: "To say that homosexuals have gay pride is an oxymoron because based on how they are and based on how they present themselves, there is nothing to be proud about" (at :35)

Jeff Johnston

-- Focus on the Family gender issues and marriage analyst

 

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Robert Knight

-- Conservative commentator and Senior Fellow at the American Civil Rights Union (a far-right response to the ACLU)

-- Former employee of Concerned Women For America, Family Research Council, Coral Ridge Ministries, more

 

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David Kupelian

-- Managing editor of WND (formerly known as WorldNetDaily)

-- Author of “The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom,” which is largely focused on the idea that LGBT rights has been "sold" to America as part of an evil marketing strategy

 

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Richard Land

-- President of Southern Evangelical Seminary

-- Past president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

 

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Robert Oscar López (aka Bobby Lopez)

-- Professor (CA State University Northridge) and conservative commentator

-- Headline speaker at various marriage rallies, testified in favor of various state marriage bans, and filed amicus briefs arguing against marriage equality at the state and federal level

 

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Paul Madore

- Co-chair of the No Special Rights PAC

 

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