James Meeks

-- Preacher and leader of the African-American Clergy Coalition

-- Former state lawmaker and candidate for mayor of Chicago

 

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-- Has preached that homosexuality is "an evil sickness"

-- Says same-sex marriage will always be wrong: "that ain't natural"

-- Says God is against homosexuality: "Men should not be marrying men, and women should not be marrying women"... "God does not support homosexuality, and neither do I."

-- Equates same-sex marriage with "negative behavior" like gangs and drug dealing

-- Said elected officials like Chicago's former mayor, Richard Daley, are the equivalents of slavemasters; uses the term "house n****er" to refer to lawmakers with whom he disagrees

-- Claimed only African Americans can be classified as a minority: "The word ‘minority’ from our standpoint should mean African American. I don’t think women, Asians and Hispanics should be able to use that title,” he said. “That’s why our numbers cannot improve — because we use women, Asians and Hispanics who are not people of color, who are not people who have been discriminated against."

-- His church operated a "Halloween Fright Night" that portrayed gay men as going to hell: "A fenced-in cell housed a few denizens of "hell," including a pedophile trolling the Internet for a young victim, a meditating Buddhist, and two mincing young men wearing body glitter who were supposed to be homosexuals."

-- According to multiple reports, he decried "the Hollywood Jews" who he said were behind the gay love story Brokeback Mountain

-- While considering run for governor, told his congregation: “If I do run and there are two people in the race who both are not standing for morality, if I don’t have every white Christian vote in the state of Illinois, I will stand on top of the Sears Tower and call every one of ya’ll racist” 

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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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