-- Preacher and leader of the African-American Clergy Coalition
-- Former state lawmaker and candidate for mayor of Chicago
-- 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
-- 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."
-- 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”