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)

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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