Douglas Napier

--Senior Vice President at anti-LGBT legal organization Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly Alliance Defense Fund)

-- Resigned from American Bar Association because of "controversial" stances like support for LGBT equality

 

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-- Refers to homosexuality as "treacherous behavior" (at 1:00 mark); this comes after he accuses "the homosexual agenda" of being "probably one of the greatest threats to religious liberty right now because in Christianity there is no compromising on this issue." (at beginning of clip)

-- Claims "every society that has embraced homosexuality, that society has not flourished and usually ends

-- Says gay people "need our prayers not our approval" (2nd voice in clip; first is extreme radio host Bryan Fischer)

-- Former sponsor of the "Day of Truth," which was geared toward pushing an "ex-gay" message into public schools; said he wanted Christian students "to be salt and light and to speak the truth.

-- Suggested President Abraham Lincoln, if alive today, would apply an illustration he is quoted as having made in opposition to slavery ("Calling the tail a leg doesn’t make it so”) to modern day opposition of same-sex marriage: "Today, homosexual activists have tried to co-opt the allusion to slavery to advance their demand to redefine marriage to include same-sex couples. Nice try, but if [President] Lincoln were chiming in, he would undoubtedly bring up Euclid. A union of two men or two women is not the same as the union of one man and one woman, and all the rhetorical sleights of hand can’t change that biological and social reality.  It’s one of those “self-evident truths” Lincoln referenced. It’s true because thousands of years of science and social history tell us so. Basic biology easily dispels the notion that such a contrived union can’t even approximate the distinct nature and function of the only true definition of marriage—the joining of one man, one woman."

-- Branding the marriages as "offensive acts contrary to...religious beliefs", he fought to allow Iowa state employees to step away form their jobs whenever they didn't want to license a same-sex marriage

-- Claims homosexuality is "chosen" and that inclusive military service is really a quest to "reorder nature": "When the activists succeeded in getting [Don't Ask Don't Tell] repealed, they knew full well that it didn't end there. It was only the next step in the quest to redefine social norms and reorder nature. This is just another incident that exposes their rules of engagement – to free up their speech while constraining the speech of everyone who disapproves or disagrees with their chosen sexual behavior."

-- Because of this organization's pushback against a reality TV start's shockingly homophobic and racially insensitive comments, accuses GLAAD of wanting an "intolerant, repressive, unrecognizable anti-America."

-- Claims federal employment protections for LGBT people protect "a choice of lifestyle" and go against America: ENDA would “strike at the very heart of our American liberties,” said Doug Napier, senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund. It’s especially threatening to businesses that are already “regulated to death,” Napier said. “And now we’re going to tell you who you can hire and who you can’t fire, based on a category of protection that is not based on an immutable characteristic, but a choice of lifestyle.”

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Barb Anderson

-Longtime researcher for the Minnesota Family Council

-Head of the Parents Action League (which the Southern Poverty Law Center designates as an anti-gay hate group) and the MN Child Protection League

 

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-- Has suggested that "a lot" of gay teens have been sexually abused, which is why they are "sexually confused" and in need of "change":

Ryan T. Anderson

-- Fellow at conservative Heritage Foundation

-- Editor of Public Discourse, the publication of conservative think tank The Witherspoon Institute

-- Co-author (with Robert George) of What Is Marriage?

 

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Joseph Backholm

- Head of the Family Policy Insitute of Washington

- Preserve Marriage Washington Chairman

 

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Ron Baity

- Head of Return America organization

- Has installed Vote For Marriage billboards across NC

 

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- Implies that gay people are worse than maggots:

 

- Compares gay people to murderers:

Matt Barber

-- Associate Dean at Liberty University School of Law

-- One of the most visible spokespeople for the Liberty Counsel, an anti-LGBT legal outfit

 

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David Barton

-- Head of WallBuilders and host of conservative radio show "WallBuilders Live"

-- Frequent guest on Glenn Beck's various programs

 

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David Benham

-- Star of HGTV's upcoming reality series Flip It Forward (*UPDATE: show has been cancelled)

-- Cofounder and board member of Coalition of Conscience, an anti-LGBT organization headed up by radical anti-LGBT activist Michael Brown

-- Son of founder of controversial anti-gay, anti-abortion, anti-Islam group Operation Save America; at various points, David has been identified as an OSA leader

 

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Brad Brandon

- Pastoral Outreach Director for Minnesota for Marriage

- Host of "Word of Truth" radio show

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