Robert Vanden Bosch

-- Lobbyist with Concerned Christian Americans

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

-- Testified against IL marriage bill

 

Facts

-- 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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Sandy Rios

-- American Family Radio host and Fox News contributor

-- Illinois marriage inequality activist

-- Former president of Concerned Women For America

 

Facts

Pat Robertson

-- Founder and Chairman, The Christian Broadcasting Network, the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), and Regent University (among others)

-- Host, "The 700 Club"

 

Facts

Samuel Rodriguez

-- President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (Hispanic Evangelical Association) 

-- Leader of the Imago Dei Campaign

 

Facts

-- Claims (at 16:53) that "we have a moral responsibility to tell the world that adultery, pornography, homosexuality, hypocrisy, and lies will all "take you to hell"

Austin Ruse

-- President of Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute

-- Contributor to conservative news outlets like Breitbart.com

-- Fired from contributing to AFA Radio after suggesting liberal professors should be "taken out and shot"

 

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Cathy Ruse

-- Senior Fellow of Legal Studies at Family Research Council

-- Married to Austin Ruse, president of Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute

 

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Jonathan Saenz

-- Head of Texas Values, an Austin-based anti-LGBT group

 

Facts

-- Tells gay people that they must "change": "My heart breaks for you if you are currently choosing to live a sinful sexual lifestyle while also trying to convince others that it is also okay to live a sinful lifestyle without making any efforts to change or resist sin and temptation. You can make a decision today to "go and sin no more." It's not too late. It's never too late."

David Smith

--Head of the Illinois Family Institute

 

Facts

-- Freely admits his opposition to "immoral" gays: "We must not settle for any counterfeit that would legitimize immoral homosexual relationships, no matter what it is called."

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