Michael Brown

-- Head of the Coalition of Conscience, frequent speaker on the conservative circuit

-- Author of A Queer Thing Happened To America

 

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-- Traveled to Peru discouraging that nation's lawmakers from "normalizing homosexuality"

-- Said marriage for gay couples is of the Devil: "Yes, the battle lines have been drawn, the enemy is taking ground, and many of us hardly realize that the war is on. The devil is moving forward with energy and aggression. What in the world are we doing?" 

-- Says his anti-gay book is like a modern day version of anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin

-- Asked: "Are all sexual orientations gifts from God? Zoophilia, or coprophilia, the sexual stimulation by faeces, or bestiality, I mean things that everyone would be repulsed by, or pedophilia. Are those gifts from God? … How do you distinguish which sexual orientation is a gift from God and which is not?" 

-- Says you "cannot possibly be a practicing homosexual and a follower of Jesus at the same time." (16:32)

-- Says activists use LGBT youth suicide victims as "pawns in a larger political agenda"

-- Said equality advocates were complicit in death of slain gay teen Larry King: "[R]ather than point the finger at a 'homophobic' society, they should point it at themselves. I'm speaking of course of gay activists, who have made Larry into a martyr for the cause of gay activism when, in reality, he was more a victim of gay activism." 

-- When asked if acceptance of gays is "the course that nations take just before their final destruction," answered: "Once you begin to celebrate things that were once shameful, everything has become undone -- and yes, the clock is ticking." (6:27)

-- Asked if "the demon" could be cast out of gays, answered: "Listen, why is it that people can accept demonic influences in other behaviors? Someone’s a heterosexual pornography addict and they get delivered from demons and their [sic] free.  Someone’s addicted to drugs, they get delivered from demons, someone’s got a horrific fierce temper, they get deliver from demons and their [sic] free.  Why can’t we recognize that this can happen with homosexuality too?" 

-- Says gay activists aim to throw Christians in jail

-- Defended a Ugandan law that criminalizes homosexuality (with jail time)

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Barb Anderson

-Longtime researcher for the Minnesota Family Council

-Head of the Parents Action League (which the Southern Poverty Law Center designates as an anti-gay hate group) and the MN Child Protection League

 

Facts

-- Has suggested that "a lot" of gay teens have been sexually abused, which is why they are "sexually confused" and in need of "change":

Ryan T. Anderson

-- Fellow at conservative Heritage Foundation

-- Editor of Public Discourse, the publication of conservative think tank The Witherspoon Institute

-- Co-author (with Robert George) of What Is Marriage?

 

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Joseph Backholm

- Head of the Family Policy Insitute of Washington

- Preserve Marriage Washington Chairman

 

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Ron Baity

- Head of Return America organization

- Has installed Vote For Marriage billboards across NC

 

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- Implies that gay people are worse than maggots:

 

- Compares gay people to murderers:

Matt Barber

-- Associate Dean at Liberty University School of Law

-- One of the most visible spokespeople for the Liberty Counsel, an anti-LGBT legal outfit

 

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-- Insists same-sex marriage is "tempting the wrath of God"

David Barton

-- Head of WallBuilders and host of conservative radio show "WallBuilders Live"

-- Frequent guest on Glenn Beck's various programs

 

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David Benham

-- Star of HGTV's upcoming reality series Flip It Forward (*UPDATE: show has been cancelled)

-- Cofounder and board member of Coalition of Conscience, an anti-LGBT organization headed up by radical anti-LGBT activist Michael Brown

-- Son of founder of controversial anti-gay, anti-abortion, anti-Islam group Operation Save America; at various points, David has been identified as an OSA leader

 

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Brad Brandon

- Pastoral Outreach Director for Minnesota for Marriage

- Host of "Word of Truth" radio show

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