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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Commentator Accountability Project (CAP)

Ben Carson

--Neurosurgeoun with an eye on conservative politics

 

Facts

-- In Fox News appearance, equated gays with bestiality and the North American Man/Boy Love Association: "Marriage is between a man and a woman. No group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA, be they people who believe in bestiality, it doesn't matter what they are. They don't get to change the definition."

Micah Clark

-- Head of the American Family Association of Indiana


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Richard Cohen

-- Founder of the International Healing Foundation, an organization headquartered in Maryland

-- Unlicensed therapist who presents himself as an expert

-- Was a member of the controversial Unification Church for twenty years; his marriage was arranged by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon himself

 

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