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Robert Vanden Bosch

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-- Lobbyist with Concerned Christian Americans

-- Member of the so-called Coalition to Protect Children and Marriage

-- Testified against IL marriage bill

 

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-- 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"

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John Eastman

-- National Organization For Marriage's Chairman

 

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Bob Emrich

- Co-head of the campaign to overturn Maine’s marriage equality law in 2009

- Northeast Field Ambassador at the Family Research Council

- Chair of Protect Marriage Maine

 

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- Says marriage equality is a "direct challenge to the righteousness and wisdom of God" (comments shared with a Sept. 2011 national pastor webinar)

Karen England

-- Head of the Capitol Resource Institute

-- Co-chair of the coalition attempting to repeal a California law that protects transgender students

 

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Tami Fitzgerald

-- Exec. Director of the North Carolina Values Coalition

-- Longtime lobbyist for "values" issues

 

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-- Instructs North Carolinians (see 2:40-3:03): "If we truly love our brothers and sisters, we will be seeking their highest and greatest good and what is best for them, and we know that when God's word says homosexuality is an abomination that means it's not the greatest and highest good of our brothers and sisters, so we're seeking their best interest."

Joe Fuiten

- Pastor of Bothell's Cedar Park Assembly Church who is widely known for his political involvement 

- Serves on the board of directors for the Family Policy Institute of Washington

 

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Jim Garlow

-- Senior Pastor of Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego, California

-- Major force behind Prop 8

 

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-- Said that “Satan” is behind extending the freedom to marry to gay and lesbian couples: “So if I were Satan, if I were the Devil, I'd want to destroy the imagery of male and female coming together with light and joy, covenantal marriage on Earth.” (0:45-0:60)

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