Ralph Reed

-- Founder and Chair of the Faith and Freedom Coalition

-- Former head of the Christian Coalition

 

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-- In survey bearing his name and signature, falsely claimed that the federal law protecting LGBT people from hate crimes criminalizes sections of the Bible: "REPEAL the so-called "Hate Crimes Law" -- which should really be called the "War on Christianity Law" because this law criminalizes those sections of the Holy Bible that call homosexual relations wrong as 'hate literature'"

-- In claims that the independent Politifact deemed false, claimed "irrefutable evidence" is against same-sex parenting: "This is about what's best for children here in the United States. And the social science is irrefutable" ... "And it is that a child who grows up in a home without the mother and father present and they both play very unique procreative, nurturing and socializing role, they're nine times more likely to end up dropping out of high school. They're five times more likely to end up in poverty. And they're three times more likely to end up addicted to drugs and alcohol."

-- In viciously anti-gay documentary from mid-'90s, equated protections for gays and lesbians with protections for polygamist and people who have affairs (at :36 mark): "No one should have special rights or privileges or minority status because of their sexual  behavior.  We don't have it for people who are polygamists; we don't have it for people who have affairs on their wives or husbands 

-- Claims federal workplace protections for LGBT people would be "a dagger aimed at the heart of religious freedom for millions of Americans"

-- His organization called for federal government to stop givnig funding to the National Cathedral simply because of the church's support for marriage equality 

-- Said it was "a grave mistake" for the Boy Scouts of America to allow gay youth

-- Said President Obama's support for marriage equality showed he was "tone-deaf and out-of-touch with the time-honored values of millions of Americans"

-- Claimed the US Supreme Court's decision overtuning the federal Defense of Marriage Act was an "Orwellian act of judicial fiat"

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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

 

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-- 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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