Mark Creech

- Executive Director of Christian Action League

 

Facts

- On gay people: "In fact, let me go on record with Tim Mertes in saying I also believe homosexuality is 'impure,' 'dirty,' and 'disgusting.'"

- On LGBT equality: "Once again the Sodomites press upon the door of restraint to knock it down. America is presently the victim of an attempted sexual assault by the gay agenda — an attempted homosexual gang rape of our culture — the effort to sodomize our society! The great question is whether the majority of Americans who believe homosexuality is wrong and injurious for the nation, will continue to allow for its victimization, or whether they'll use the system of government God has so graciously granted to fight back." 

- On nondiscrimination protections: "To contend homosexuality or other sexually alternative practices are as worthy of special protections as religion is like saying feculence is as important to one's person or the culture as food." 

- On the supposed root of being gay: "While certain personality traits, familial relationships, early childhood experiences, possible sexual molestation, etc., may provide fertile soil for homosexuality to grow, these factors are not the primal issue. Homosexuality is not the result of biology! It is not caused by a deficit in the relationship with the same-sex parent! It is not caused by a failure to bond with one’s same-sex peers or any other outside influences! It is caused by something radically wrong with the human heart! It is caused by the principle of sin!...The real cause of homosexual desire or activity is the idolatrous instincts of the human heart." 

- More: "Few sins have done more of late to wreak havoc among God's people as homosexuality." 

- More still: "Homosexuality remains contrary to nature." 

- On gay people's spiritual well-being: "Telling people who practice homosexuality their situation is physically fixed and unalterable is terribly uncompassionate and unloving. It robs them of their freedom to change and could result in someone losing his or her life to the unhealthy practice of gay and lesbian behavior. What is more, telling people "we are all the children of God" is worse. Such might lull many into a false sense of spiritual security that would result in the loss of their soul!" 

- On marriage equality: "One might say the Sodomites' so-called civil rights were affronted by Lot's barred door. They believed they had the right to impose their sexuality on others. No longer were their shameful sins simply tolerated by a permissive society, but it had gone much further than that. Now these people were an open, aggressive and insistent force, in a city where none dare interfere. Their behavior was not looked upon as criminal, but as constitutional. Yet as they pushed upon Lot's door to knock it down, their actions were nothing less than an attempted gang rape. Today, it is the same. I suggest the defying of marriage laws by gays and lesbians in California, New York, Illinois, New Mexico, and Oregon — the foisting of the issue of gay marriage on the country by judicial activists sympathetic with the gay agenda — is an attempted gang rape of our culture. It is an attempt to sodomize our society." 

- More on marriage: "[A]nything that repudiates God’s order, whether it’s advocating for gay marriage – something that defiles the glorious picture of the relationship between Christ and his bride the church (Ephesians 5:22-32) – or any other challenge, is clearly on the wrong side of history.  The Scriptures teach the resurrection of Jesus was like the Gettysburg of God’s battle with the forces of evil. At Gettysburg everything turned around for the Union forces and the Civil War was essentially won. It would only be a matter of time before the Union would completely prevail in the conflict. The Bible teaches something similar happened at the resurrection of Christ. At the resurrection, victory over evil in the universe was secured and Christ’s lordship established. And it’s just a matter of time before Christ’s rule on the earth is brought to full fruition...In other words, the resurrection is proof that God has ordained Christ to be the ruler and judge of all the earth. Therefore, God is busy breaking down every philosophy, every political system, every false religion, and every enemy of Jesus, making them a foot stool for his feet. The enemies of Christ may be allowed to prosper for a while, but every one of them will be brought down if they don’t repent. So to reject Christ and his lordship is to make oneself an enemy of him and to be on the wrong side of history.

- Claims pro-equality voice Jay Bakker supports marriage equality because he was "injured as a child"

 

 

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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