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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Harry Jackson

-- Christian preacher and Pentecostal bishop who serves as the senior pastor at Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Maryland.

-- Regional bishop in the Fellowship of International Churches.

-- Led the failed effort in opposition of marriage equality in Washington, D.C.

 

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Linda Jernigan

-- "Ex-gay" activist who regularly partners with the Illinois Family Institute

-- Lobbies against LGBT rights in Illinois

 

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-- Claims expanding homosexuality is "Satan's plan"

-- Says: "To say that homosexuals have gay pride is an oxymoron because based on how they are and based on how they present themselves, there is nothing to be proud about" (at :35)

Jeff Johnston

-- Focus on the Family gender issues and marriage analyst

 

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Robert Knight

-- Conservative commentator and Senior Fellow at the American Civil Rights Union (a far-right response to the ACLU)

-- Former employee of Concerned Women For America, Family Research Council, Coral Ridge Ministries, more

 

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David Kupelian

-- Managing editor of WND (formerly known as WorldNetDaily)

-- Author of “The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom,” which is largely focused on the idea that LGBT rights has been "sold" to America as part of an evil marketing strategy

 

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Richard Land

-- President of Southern Evangelical Seminary

-- Past president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

 

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Robert Oscar López (aka Bobby Lopez)

-- Professor (CA State University Northridge) and conservative commentator

-- Headline speaker at various marriage rallies, testified in favor of various state marriage bans, and filed amicus briefs arguing against marriage equality at the state and federal level

 

Paul Madore

- Co-chair of the No Special Rights PAC

 

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