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Maggie Gallagher

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-- 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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-- Admits she sees homosexuality as "an unfortunate thing"; advises that "you can always control your behavior"; says gay people's "desires" are to be subjected to "moral critique" (AUDIO AT LINK

-- Referred to being gay as “a sexual disability preventing certain individuals from participating in the normal reproductive patterns of the human species.”

-- Called on the Bush administration to dedicate research dollars to "ex-gay" therapy

-- Compared winning the fight to ban marriage for gay couples with the fall of communism and believes that if it is made legal, it will mean “losing American civilization.” 

-- Believes polygamy is better than marriage equality: “At least polygamy, for all its ugly defects, is an attempt to secure stable mother-father families for children.” 

-- Said “I oppose extending anti-discrimination laws to gays.” 

-- Sees both gay couples and their supporters as "committing several kinds of various serious sins." 

-- Says gay people see marriage as just "a symbol"; claims the fight is "not about marriage" (38:10–38:35)

-- Defended the "ex-gay" organization JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives to Homosexuality), claiming the scientifically discredited therapy is simply "help" for gay Jews

-- Says Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy declared a "fatwa" on people who oppose marriage equality

 

--UPDATE - Internal memos obtained by the Human Rights Campaign reveal that Gallagher's organization, the National Organization for Marriage, was actively attempting to—in its own words—"drive a wedge between gays and blacks" and "provoke the gay marriage base into responding by denouncing (black) spokesmen and women as bigots." A 2008–2009 Board Update also revealed that one of NOM's goals was "fanning the hostility" (p.12) between the LGBT community and the black community.

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Glenn Stanton

-- Director for Family Formation Studies, Focus on the Family

 

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Todd Starnes

-- Fox News Radio host and Fox News contributor

-- consevative columnist/commentator; regular guest on Family Research Council and American Family Association programs and speaking rosters

 

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-- When Supreme Court overturned the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, responded: "Supreme Court overrules God"

Mat Staver

-- Chairman, Liberty Counsel and Dean, Liberty University Law School

 

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-- Suggested marriage equality should lead opponents to rise up and fight “another American Revolution.

John Stemberger

-- Head of Florida Family Policy Council (part of Focus on the Family's national network)

-- Leader of "On My Honor," an organization formed to fight against an inclusive Boy Scouts

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Kevin Swanson

-- Director of Generations with Vision, a ministry focused on homeschooling

-- Host of "Generations Radio"

 

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Randy Thomasson

-- Head of the Save California organization

-- Founder of RescueYourChild.com, a site that parents to remove their kids from public schools because those schools are too LGBT-inclusive

 

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-- His organization released a document (later scrubbed) that equated town clerks who had to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples with soldiers who were forced to "gas the Jews"

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