ILLINOIS: Linda Jernigan
-- "Ex-gay" activist who regularly partners with the Illinois Family Institute
-- Scheduled to lobby against the IL marriage bill
-- 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)
-- Says of gays: "The Devil has stolen their identity, he kills their joy, and then he ultimately destroys their lives"
-- Claims Christians have "a mandate from God" to "UTTERLY DESTROY any kingdom that attempts to oppose and defy the standards, laws, and principles of our God." Clarifies that this doesn't mean she wants to "promote violence towards homosexuals" but that she wants to "confidently annihilate demonic forces that oppose the expansion of the kingdom of God"
-- Claims homosexuality is "rooted in Satan" (at 1:51)
-- Says the gay rights movement was created by a "demonic spirit" and that it is what you will find at gay pride events today
-- Claims "you have to be in inebriated state" to perform some gay acts (at 7:20); says being in another state "allows the demons and the devil and his agenda" so that gays will be able to perform
-- Says (at 4:57) "if homosexuals don't want to go to hell..they need to put their faith and trust in Jesus and they too will be able to live in the truth of the Lord"
-- Says homosexuality is a "transformable behavior" like marijuana or cocaine (beginning at 6:27)
-- Instructs gays to "not believe the lies of the Devil"
-- Says (beginning around 7:51) that the violet in the rainbow flag stands for spirit and that it's at the bottom because it is "the last thing that is valued in homosexuality." Adds (around 9:20) that this prioritization of sex over spirituality is why the religious community is a "target" and how they know "this is a demonic force from hell to stop the movement of God."