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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Douglas Napier

--Senior Vice President at anti-LGBT legal organization Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly Alliance Defense Fund)

-- Resigned from American Bar Association because of "controversial" stances like support for LGBT equality

 

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Star Parker

-- Founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a conservative think tank

-- Conservative commenator whose columns appear on Townhall, WND, OneNewsNow, and elsewhere

 

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Stephen Pidgeon

- Attorney aligned with the Alliance Defending Freedom

- Anti-equality activist and sometime political candidate

 

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- Says: "same-sex marriage is a sharp dagger in the heart of sacred society.  If we lose this fight, we're gone."

- Says gays are "enslaved" and "captured"

Christopher Plante

-- National Organization for Marriage's Communications Director (as of late 2013)

-- Former Exec. Dir. of NOM Rhode Island

 

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-- Says children of gay parents are in a "tragic situation" and equated having gay parents to having divorced or even dead parents (see second video down on webpage)

Tom Prichard

-- President of the Minnesota Family Council

-- Lobbyist for Minnesota For Marriage

 

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Ralph Reed

-- Founder and Chair of the Faith and Freedom Coalition

-- Former head of the Christian Coalition

 

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Dran Reese

--Director of the Salt and Light Council

-- Ministry partner of Liberty Counsel, one of the most anti-LGBT legal organizations in America

 

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