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- Succeeded Mike Heath as head of the Christian Civic League of Maine

- Vice Chair of Protect Marriage Maine

 

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- In speech to Ellsworth's Family Bible Church, admitted of his motivations in regards to the marriage fight: "I want to pull back the curtain and show you, really, how insidious and how evil this is."

- Refers to marriage equality as "unnatural marriage" (:20, :31, :46)

- In blog post, distributed a host of targeted Family Research Council documents, including one that compares same-sex marriage to man/horse marriage

- Says of marriage equality advocates: "If this crowd and if this society, and if the chruch allows this to happen—if, in fact, that we can render gender as irrelevant, then all bets are off.  ALL bets are off.  Either that, or Romans 1 is simply not true because it does say that a society can sear its conscience and they can go past the point of retrobation where they remove God from their consciences.  And that's exactly what they're trying to do."

- Uses faulty Regnerus study to equate gay marriages and LGBT-headed families with schools that foster suicide

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John Eastman

-- National Organization For Marriage's Chairman

 

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Bob Emrich

- Co-head of the campaign to overturn Maine’s marriage equality law in 2009

- Northeast Field Ambassador at the Family Research Council

- Chair of Protect Marriage Maine

 

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- Says marriage equality is a "direct challenge to the righteousness and wisdom of God" (comments shared with a Sept. 2011 national pastor webinar)

Karen England

-- Head of the Capitol Resource Institute

-- Co-chair of the coalition attempting to repeal a California law that protects transgender students

 

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Tami Fitzgerald

-- Exec. Director of the North Carolina Values Coalition

-- Longtime lobbyist for "values" issues

 

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-- Instructs North Carolinians (see 2:40-3:03): "If we truly love our brothers and sisters, we will be seeking their highest and greatest good and what is best for them, and we know that when God's word says homosexuality is an abomination that means it's not the greatest and highest good of our brothers and sisters, so we're seeking their best interest."

Joe Fuiten

- Pastor of Bothell's Cedar Park Assembly Church who is widely known for his political involvement 

- Serves on the board of directors for the Family Policy Institute of Washington

 

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Jim Garlow

-- Senior Pastor of Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego, California

-- Major force behind Prop 8

 

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-- Said that “Satan” is behind extending the freedom to marry to gay and lesbian couples: “So if I were Satan, if I were the Devil, I'd want to destroy the imagery of male and female coming together with light and joy, covenantal marriage on Earth.” (0:45-0:60)

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