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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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

 

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Star Parker

-- Founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a conservative think tank

-- Conservative commenator whose columns appear on Townhall, WND, OneNewsNow, and elsewhere

 

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Thomas Peters

-- Known as "The American Papist," Thomas blogs/advocates for CatholicVote.org

-- (Former) Communications Director for National Organization For Marriage

 

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-- Calls marriage equality supporters "the forces of evil"

Stephen Pidgeon

- Attorney aligned with the Alliance Defending Freedom

- Anti-equality activist and sometime political candidate

 

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- Says: "same-sex marriage is a sharp dagger in the heart of sacred society.  If we lose this fight, we're gone."

- Says gays are "enslaved" and "captured"

Christopher Plante

-- National Organization for Marriage's Communications Director (as of late 2013)

-- Former Exec. Dir. of NOM Rhode Island

 

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-- Says children of gay parents are in a "tragic situation" and equated having gay parents to having divorced or even dead parents (see second video down on webpage)

Tom Prichard

-- President of the Minnesota Family Council

-- Lobbyist for Minnesota For Marriage

 

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Ralph Reed

-- Founder and Chair of the Faith and Freedom Coalition

-- Former head of the Christian Coalition

 

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Dran Reese

--Director of the Salt and Light Council

-- Ministry partner of Liberty Counsel, one of the most anti-LGBT legal organizations in America

 

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