-- Former Reagan staffer and Family Research Council president
-- Current head of American Values and the Campaign for Working Families
-- Warns that marriage equality creates climate where "we really do risk God taking His hand of protection off of our country," which he claims "could very well mean the end of the American experiment in liberty under God."
-- On supposed historical link to current marriage debate: "Our country fought a civil war over the idea that some matters are too important to be decided state by state. Just as slavery was an assault on human dignity, the redefinition of marriage is an assault on an institution at the foundation of successful families and civilizations."
-- Pushes inaccurate science: "More importantly, however, the government has an obligation to promote public policy that is best for the general welfare and to discriminate against behaviors that adversely impact society and public health. Tobacco use is heavily regulated by the state and smoking is strongly discouraged. A major study conducted by Oxford University demonstrated that homosexual conduct is three times more deadly than smoking. Homosexual behavior is fraught with adverse health affects. (sic) Again, this is not opinion, but documented medical fact." (*The researchers behind that Oxford study, conducted at the height of the AIDS crisis, have condemned the way folks like Bauer have twisted their findings)
-- Chose the Obama Administration's choice to simply invite gay-headed families to the annual White House Easter Roll as one of the "100 Mistakes, Misstatements and Missteps in Obama’s First 100 Days"
-- "Ex-gay" advocacy: "Story after story calls for everything from new hate crimes laws, to same-sex marriage, to pro-homosexual education policies. But policies like these would only compound the tragedy of homosexuality."
-- Warns that "[t]he words ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ will soon disappear from our lexicon altogether, having been banished as ‘hate speech’ as they are exclusionary and discriminatory."
-- Says marriage equality is "an incredible risk to our country and to our faith." (22:55 in 1st clip)
-- Says that things like the embrace of "the radical idea of men marrying other men" have increased gang culture, deteriorated the black family.
-- Was behind one of the most mocked ads of the 2012 election cycle, claiming President Obama was going to force gay marriage on everyone