Ed Whelan

-- President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center

-- Former law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

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-- Said the Iowa Supreme Court decision that banning marriage equality violated the state constitution was “gobbledygook

-- Used a famous quote about prostitution to describe Elena Kagan's opposition to the former Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy

-- Promotes the idea that adoption by gay couples (or straight couples) is not "ideal" and that children raised by gay parents are comparable to children affected by death and divorce.

-- Accused Justice Vaughn Walker of "harbor(ing) a deep-seated animus against traditional marriage" and says that "he has been unwilling or unable to contain his animus."

-- Supports the idea that, in relation to protecting LGBT people from discrimination, “'discrimination' is 'just another word for decision-making.'"

-- Called it “absurd” to suggest the U.S. constitution supports marriage equality

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Dave Welch

-- Executive director of the Houston Area Pastor Council 

 

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Ed Whelan

-- President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center

-- Former law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Facts

-- Said the Iowa Supreme Court decision that banning marriage equality violated the state constitution was “gobbledygook

Don Wildmon

-- Founder and Chairman, American Family Association

 

Facts

-- From Don Wildmon’s “Principles Which Guide the AFA’s Opposition to the Homosexual Agenda”: “I never dreamed I would see the day when sodomy would be called normal, and those who held to traditional values based on Christian teaching would be called bigots."

Patrick Wooden

- Pastor of the Upper Room Church of God in Christ in Raleigh

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