-- President of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission
-- Pushes aggressive myths that equate homosexuality with child abuse: "They’re recruiting down in the grade school levels. They’re recruiting people for homosexual clubs and it’s really child abuse is what it is."
-- Says God is judging America because of same-sex marriage (beginning at 2:04): "Whenever you go against God's law and you challenge God's law and you have the affrontery and hubris of trying to redefeine one of God's insituttions, like marriage, you are putting yourself in the place of judgement. There's no question in my mind that God is already judging American and will judge her more harshly as we continue to move down this path towards sexual paganizations"
-- Says homosexuality is of the Devil and leads to the decline/destruction of societies: "Let me just say that first of all that the Devil takes pleasure in anything that causes destruction in human society and the homosexual lifestyle does cause destruction. It’s seen as one of the evidences in the decline of every empire we have seen; studies have shown it became rampant in the Persian Empire, the Greek Empire, the Roman Empire, the British Empire.
-- Says of homosexuality: "It’s the one sin that I know about that I find totally incomprehensible."
-- Pushes dangerous message that society should discourage LGBT people: "Our society has the responsibility and the right to discourage the practice of homosexuality. The Judeo-Christian teaching on this is clear. Homosexuality is a deviance from God’s norm. It is neither normal nor healthy behavior"
-- Says gays must "leave" their "lifestyles": "“Our biblically based opposition to the normalization of homosexuality and the affirmation of homosexual behavior should not hinder us from ministering to homosexuals and offering them the love and healing environment they need to leave this destructive and unbiblical lifestyle,"
-- Claims that marriage equality for same-sex couples will somehow decrease marriage and cause divorce: “legalizing same-sex marriage is certain to counteract the positive social attributes of traditional marriage, by leading to fewer marriages and more divorces"