Ralph Reed

-- Founder and Chair of the Faith and Freedom Coalition

-- Former head of the Christian Coalition

 

Facts

-- 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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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.

 

Facts

-- 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

 

Facts

Mary Anne Hackett

-- President, Catholic Citizens of Illinois

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

 

Facts

-- 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

 

Facts

- 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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