Frank Turek

-- Commentator, American Family Radio

-- Conservative lecturer

 

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-- “If you grant special rights to homosexuals because they have homosexual desires then you have to grant special rights to polygamists and people who are incestuous and people who want to marry beasts" (see video on webpage).

-- Argues that "Homosexual behavior is destructive to the public welfare"

-- Says of homosexuality: "If we celebrate harmful behavior we are being unloving;" in same piece, claims same-sex marriage is "stealing the authority of rights from God"

-- On gay people: “Celebrating behavior that leads to disease and an early death is closer to hate than love...why should we be encouraging behavior that results in such tragic outcomes? If I have good reason to think you are on the road to destruction—if a truck is about to run over you—the only way to love you is to urge you to get out of the street. If I tell you to keep walking down that road—that I celebrate the road you’re on—how could I hate you more?”

-- Believes gay peoples’ orientations can be changed, and that being gay is “destructive,” and akin to alcoholism: “(Being gay) is always a choice, race never is. You’ll find many former homosexuals, but you’ll never find a former African-American. So if you don’t approve of a man because of his race, you are a bigot. But if you don’t approve of a man’s destructive behavior, you are wise...If you are born with a genetic predisposition to alcohol, does that mean you should be an alcoholic?”

-- Says gay people and "radical Muslims": "both hate Western civilization, both hate Judeo-Christian natural law values that our Constitution and particularly our Declaration of Independence were founded on" (see video on webpage).

-- Gives national seminars called “Nothing Gay About It,” which position being gay as “destructive,” “evil,” and “dangerous" (see video, especially remarks at 1:54, 5:50 and 8:02).

-- Claims gays are "trying to do the work of the enemy" (:10); pushes dangerous lie that all lesbians are sexually abused (:30) 

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Commentator Accountability Project (CAP)

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)

 

Facts

- 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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