Peter LaBarbera

-- 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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Harry Jackson

-- Christian preacher and Pentecostal bishop who serves as the senior pastor at Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Maryland.

-- Regional bishop in the Fellowship of International Churches.

-- Led the failed effort in opposition of marriage equality in Washington, D.C.

 

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Linda Jernigan

-- "Ex-gay" activist who regularly partners with the Illinois Family Institute

-- Lobbies against LGBT rights in Illinois

 

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-- Claims expanding homosexuality is "Satan's plan"

-- Says: "To say that homosexuals have gay pride is an oxymoron because based on how they are and based on how they present themselves, there is nothing to be proud about" (at :35)

Jeff Johnston

-- Focus on the Family gender issues and marriage analyst

 

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Robert Knight

-- Conservative commentator and Senior Fellow at the American Civil Rights Union (a far-right response to the ACLU)

-- Former employee of Concerned Women For America, Family Research Council, Coral Ridge Ministries, more

 

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David Kupelian

-- Managing editor of WND (formerly known as WorldNetDaily)

-- Author of “The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists, and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom,” which is largely focused on the idea that LGBT rights has been "sold" to America as part of an evil marketing strategy

 

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Richard Land

-- President of Southern Evangelical Seminary

-- Past president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

 

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Robert Oscar López (aka Bobby Lopez)

-- Professor (CA State University Northridge) and conservative commentator

-- Headline speaker at various marriage rallies, testified in favor of various state marriage bans, and filed amicus briefs arguing against marriage equality at the state and federal level

 

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Paul Madore

- Co-chair of the No Special Rights PAC

 

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