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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-- Says: "Folks who cannot reproduce want to recruit your kids"..."What we're facing is a radical force of people who want to change the way America looks the next twenty years, and we need to stop this thing now"..."We need to steal back the rainbow—we can't let the gays have it."

-- Calls LGBT families "discombobulated, Frankenstein structures" that are "out of order" with God (at 10:55

-- Said (1:10–2:05) gay activists' current marriage push is "just like during the times of Hitler"

-- Said (0:37–0:40) marriage equality is part of “a satanic plot to destroy our seed,"  and (1:06–1:30) “an assault” which “corrupts, perverts and pollutes.” 

-- Accuses gays of "recruiting" 

-- At an anti-gay rally, said that he and other protesters “will launch the Armageddon of the marriage battle in this country.” 

-- Despite statements to the contrary from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s widow, he claimed (0:29–1:44) that MLK would not support gay couples’ freedom to marry.

-- Agreed with Pope Benedict XVI's belief that condoms somehow promote AIDS.

-- Says of marriage equality: "the nation has walking pneumonia and if we don't stop it this thing could become fatal." (2:36 in first clip)

-- Says same-sex marriage is "an assault" and that “The Enemy wants it to be a legacy, or a seed that is planted in this generation that corrupts, perverts and pollutes” 

-- Analogizing same-sex marriage to the Titanic, says: "this is one of those icebergs that, if we don't navigate around them correctly, will take us under" (:34–:41)

-- Says of the pro-equality NAACP: "The NAACP is about to become totally insignificant because they put their mouth and their alignment against the book, and if you stand against God, God has a way of standing against you—it ain't that difficult."  "God's wheels of justice" punish marriage equality supporters:  

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Dave Welch

-- Executive director of the Houston Area Pastor Council 

 

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Ed Whelan

-- President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center

-- Former law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

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-- Said the Iowa Supreme Court decision that banning marriage equality violated the state constitution was “gobbledygook

Don Wildmon

-- Founder and Chairman, American Family Association

 

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-- From Don Wildmon’s “Principles Which Guide the AFA’s Opposition to the Homosexual Agenda”: “I never dreamed I would see the day when sodomy would be called normal, and those who held to traditional values based on Christian teaching would be called bigots."

Patrick Wooden

- Pastor of the Upper Room Church of God in Christ in Raleigh

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