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military service is really a quest to "reorder nature": "When the activists succeeded in getting [Don't Ask Don't Tell] repealed, they knew full well that it didn't end there.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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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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