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-- President of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), which the Southern Poverty Law Center named a Hate Group.

-- Longtime activist; at various points, has worked for Illinois Family Institute, Concerned Women for America, and Family Research Council

 

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-- In 2013, gave speech in Jamaica telling that nation to preserve its laws criminalizing homosexuality

-- In 2011, said that “organized evil” and “homosexuality-embracing conservatives” are helping gay Americans drag “America into a cultural pit” and are even more harmful “to the cause of Truth than a thousand burly men in high heels strutting down Main Street.” 

-- Went after one marriage campaign for being too respectful to gays: "We need to stop conceding the moral high ground in a fearful bid to appear “tolerant”: one pro-family group, Protect Marriage Maine, asserted that 'same-sex couples are entitled to respect' – a claim at odds with historic Scriptural teaching. While Christians should respect all persons as made in God’s image, we must never 'respect' behaviors and relationships grounded in sexual sin."

-- Says gay activists steal good things—like rainbows: "Homosexual activists stole [the word gay] just like they stole the rainbow,"..."Now, I don't believe we should let these words go, but it looks like 'gay' is too far gone. We're not going to let the rainbow be used solely as a homosexual symbol, so we're going to fight that. But the fact is, homosexual activists are constantly stealing good things and adapting them to suit their sexual perversion." 

-- Claimed that when President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton advocate for equal protections for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people abroad, they are “spitting in God’s eye.”

-- Calls equality for gay Americans “one of the most spectacularly successful anti-God movements in human history.”

-- Says (23:53-24:19) "God detests homosexual practice and so we should expect that, since this is a sin movement, we should expect that they lie and are often nasty."

-- Says lesbian Senator Tammy Baldwin is "hardly a role model for young women, we want women to embrace marriage and healthy, wholesome behaviors, not lesbianism." 

-- Says of gay soldiers affectionately greeting their loved ones: "Only a decaying society pretends that homosexual relationships are morally equivalent to normal, male-female couples."

-- Said about the gay community: “We don’t use the term ‘homo-fascism’ lightly” (but routinely uses it for modern LGBT rights movement) 

-- Compared the alleged dangers of being gay to those of “smoking, alcohol and drug abuse.”  Similarly, AFTAH’s website carries essays describing being gay as a “lethal behavior addiction,” a “dangerous” practice that is “neither normal nor benign.” 

-- Says of homosexuality: "We must re-stigamtize it again in the culture"

-- Says "old people" know that "homosexuality is evil"

-- Claims "every homosexual triumph is a Pyrrhic victory because it elevates a destructive and immoral perversion to the realm of noble-sounding 'civil rights.'"

-- During 2012 election, claimed the two candidates themselves (Romney and Obama) "are sort of a judgment on this country"

-- Claims: “The homosexual so-called marriage movement is evil,”...“We need to do what Reagan did with communism, we need to come right out there and say: this movement attaching the God-ordained good of marriage to an abomination which is homosexuality, calling that marriage, that’s evil, it’s an evil movement.” 

-- Says citizens should refuse to comply with a Supreme Court ruling that brings marriage equality to the fifty states

-- Demands: "Faithful and compassionate Christians must NEVER encourage or sanction homosexual relationships, which are — another hard truth here — essentially the domestication of disordered and sinful behavior, hence destructive to the souls of those involved."

-- Suggests God will punish the West for marriage equality: “You know, we now have the Queen okaying same-sex ‘marriage,’ and in the United States we have a number of states that are allowing it – and it's still not marriage,” “But the reality is that the West is kicking God to the curb … and it will suffer the consequences.” 

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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.

 

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-- 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

 

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Mary Anne Hackett

-- President, Catholic Citizens of Illinois

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

 

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-- 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

 

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Mike Heath

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

- Current head of the No Special Rights PAC

 

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John Helmberger

- Chief Executive Officer of Minnesota Family Council (MFC)

- Chairman of Minnesota For Marriage

 

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- 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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