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)

Ben Carson

--Neurosurgeoun with an eye on conservative politics

 

Facts

-- In Fox News appearance, equated gays with bestiality and the North American Man/Boy Love Association: "Marriage is between a man and a woman. No group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality, it doesn't matter what they are. They don't get to change the definition."

Micah Clark

-- Head of the American Family Association of Indiana


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Richard Cohen

-- Founder of the International Healing Foundation, an organization headquartered in Maryland

-- Unlicensed therapist who presents himself as an expert

-- Was a member of the controversial Unification Church for twenty years; his marriage was arranged by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon himself

 

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