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

 

Facts

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service is really a quest to "reorder nature": "When the activists succeeded in getting [Don't Ask Don't Tell] repealed, they knew full well that it didn't end there.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

Jim Garlow

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

-- Major force behind Prop 8

 

Facts

-- 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)

Robert George

-- Well-connected scholar and professor with anti-gay ideology, co-founder of NOM, Professor at Princeton, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Senior Fellow at the Witherspoon Institute.

 

Facts

-- Decried the NY marriage vote by looking back to a time when being gay was “beneath the dignity of human beings as free and rational creatures.”

Franklin Graham

-- President and CEO, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

 

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Mary Anne Hackett

-- President, Catholic Citizens of Illinois

-- One of the leaders of the so-called Coalition to Protect Children & Marriage

 

Facts

-- Says homosexuality is "a lifestyle that is damaging to body and soul" (at 2:10)

Linda Harvey

-- Head of Mission: America, which lists homosexuality and witchcraft as two of its focal points

-- Regular WND (formerly WorldNetDaily) columnist

-- Has specific focus on public schools and young people in general.  Runs anti-LGBT propaganda site called "Truth at School" and spearheads annual walkout in protest of the pro-equality/anti-bullying Day Of Silence

 

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Mike Heath

- Fifteen-year head of the Christian Civic League of Maine; resigned in 2009

- Current head of the No Special Rights PAC

 

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John Helmberger

- Chief Executive Officer of Minnesota Family Council (MFC)

- Chairman of Minnesota For Marriage

 

Facts

- Claims "Redefinition of marriage obscures the picture of Christ and his Bride, robs God of glory due him, and undermines the witness of the Church." 

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