Jim Daly

-- Focus on the Family President

-- Contributor to The Washington Post's "On Faith" column

 

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-- Says gay people are a threat to civilization: "Politicians and the press are obviously trying to minimize what the American people think on [marriage for gay couples]. They don't want us to think that the most important institution, more important than the war, more important than sickness -- it is marriage folks. If this goes, civilization goes down." 

-- Has said that gay people "find themselves in homosexuality," (0:44) and will, via striving toward fairness and equality, bring forth the "judgment of God." (1:10-1:20)

-- Used Lady Gaga as an opportunity to "change" gay people: "[T]he message found within the lyrics of Born This Way is in stark contrast to the message of the Gospel. All of us are born into sin, the Bible tells us, with desires and resulting actions that separate us from God and put us at odds with His blueprint for our lives. But the Good News is we’re not hopelessly trapped in our sin and failure. Despite the fact that we were 'born this way,' each of us can be set free – from homosexuality, or heterosexual sex outside of marriage, or pornography, or greed, or gossip, or any other human shortcoming – to be the men and women God intended us to be." [Note: Focus on the Family scrubbed the post off their site; one backup copy can be found here]

-- Said two loving gay parents add no value to parenting: "But the fatherhood ‘effect’ is not cumulative - two daddies are not better than one -- nor is a mother dispensable or replaceable. Instead of expending precious (and finite) energy and resources on selling the merits of two- father or two-mother families, the [Obama] administration would be wise to invest and encourage the loving presence of both a mom and a dad."

-- On those who criticize anti-gay activism: "Unfortunately, this is becoming a pattern for those that oppose Christianity. They want to control our speech in the public square, embarrass us and try to belittle us. It really is a form of fascism”

-- Says foes of marriage equality should be encouraged, because "[r]eality is not going to contradict God’s law and humans have the best chance to flourish when they follow it"; obvious implication is that gays are against God's law.

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Candi Cushman

-- Focus on the Family's Education Analyst

-- Head of organization's “Day of Dialogue" and "True Tolerance" projects

 

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Maggie Gallagher

-- Founder and former president and board president of the National Organization for Marriage

-- President of the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy

-- Currently affiliated with the American Principles Project

 

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Peter LaBarbera

-- President of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), which the Southern Poverty Law Center named a Hate Group.

-- Longtime activist; at various points, has worked for Illinois Family Institute, Concerned Women for America, and Family Research Council

 

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Scott Lively

-- Former state director for the California branch of American Family Association, which Southern Poverty Law Center named a Hate Group; formed anti-gay Watchmen on the Walls group based in Latvia.

-- Author of  The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party, which purports that the "Nazi Party was entirely controlled by militaristic male homosexuals throughout its short history."

 

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Keith Ablow

-- Psychiatrist and FOX News contributor

-- Resigned from the American Psychiatric Association because of LGBT support 

 

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