ILLINOIS: Robert Vanden Bosch
-- Lobbyist with Concerned Christian Americans
-- Member of the so-called Coalition to Protect Children and Marriage
-- Testified against IL marriage bill
-- Signed on to letter caling gay unions "profoundly dishonorable relationships"
-- When asked why he opposes gay rights, touts biblical calls for stoning/death
-- Claimed of the state's debate about civil unions: "We have never had a bill that was so destructive to the family as the Civil Unions Bill"
--Accuses President Obama of showing "preferential treatment for Muslims and Muslim nations"
-- Says protecting LGBT people from hate crimes and employment discrimination is "contrary to Scripture": "The direction that the federal government wants to take us will be contrary to the Scriptures, and probably bring some religious oppression in the forms of federal "hate-crimes" legislation and "employment non-discrimination"
-- When McDonald's donated to the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, he accused the fast food chain of using its resources "to promote an agenda and lifestyle that are contrary to everything in the family"
-- Describes pro-equality people of faith as people who "don't believe the word of God" and "don't have anything to say"