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Douglas Napier

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service is really a quest to "reorder nature": "When the activists succeeded in getting [Don't Ask Don't Tell] repealed, they knew full well that it didn't end there.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

-- National Organization For Marriage's Chairman

 

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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

 

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- 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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Tami Fitzgerald

-- Exec. Director of the North Carolina Values Coalition

-- Longtime lobbyist for "values" issues

 

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-- Instructs North Carolinians (see 2:40-3:03): "If we truly love our brothers and sisters, we will be seeking their highest and greatest good and what is best for them, and we know that when God's word says homosexuality is an abomination that means it's not the greatest and highest good of our brothers and sisters, so we're seeking their best interest."

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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Jim Garlow

-- Senior Pastor of Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego, California

-- Major force behind Prop 8

 

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-- Said that “Satan” is behind extending the freedom to marry to gay and lesbian couples: “So if I were Satan, if I were the Devil, I'd want to destroy the imagery of male and female coming together with light and joy, covenantal marriage on Earth.” (0:45-0:60)

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