Carroll Conley

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

- Vice Chair of Protect Marriage Maine

 

Facts

- 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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Commentator Accountability Project (CAP)

Jim Garlow

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

-- Major force behind Prop 8

 

Facts

-- 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)

Robert George

-- Well-connected scholar and professor with anti-gay ideology, co-founder of NOM, Professor at Princeton, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Senior Fellow at the Witherspoon Institute.

 

Facts

-- Decried the NY marriage vote by looking back to a time when being gay was “beneath the dignity of human beings as free and rational creatures.”

Franklin Graham

-- President and CEO, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

 

Facts

Mary Anne Hackett

-- President, Catholic Citizens of Illinois

-- One of the leaders of the so-called Coalition to Protect Children & Marriage

 

Facts

-- Says homosexuality is "a lifestyle that is damaging to body and soul" (at 2:10)

Linda Harvey

-- Head of Mission: America, which lists homosexuality and witchcraft as two of its focal points

-- Regular WND (formerly WorldNetDaily) columnist

-- Has specific focus on public schools and young people in general.  Runs anti-LGBT propaganda site called "Truth at School" and spearheads annual walkout in protest of the pro-equality/anti-bullying Day Of Silence

 

Facts

Mike Heath

- Fifteen-year head of the Christian Civic League of Maine; resigned in 2009

- Current head of the No Special Rights PAC

 

Facts

John Helmberger

- Chief Executive Officer of Minnesota Family Council (MFC)

- Chairman of Minnesota For Marriage

 

Facts

- Claims "Redefinition of marriage obscures the picture of Christ and his Bride, robs God of glory due him, and undermines the witness of the Church." 

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