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Richard Land

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-- President of Southern Evangelical Seminary

-- Past president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

 

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-- On gay people: "We do need to pray for our enemies, those that oppose us, because they’re victims. Our enemy is the Devil, our enemy is that old lion that walks about seeking whom he may devour and who is the god of this age and the prince of the power of the air and he has these people in their thrall. It’s not that we hate gays, it’s that we love scripture and love gays enough to tell them what the truth is. And the truth is that God does not condone same-sex sexual relations, period. They are an abomination to him and if we really love these people we are going to tell them the truth.” 

-- Equates a wedding cake baker who must serve a same-sex couple with an African-American baker who must serve the KKK

-- 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 say men and women 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"

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Candi Cushman

-- Focus on the Family's Education Analyst

-- Head of organization's “Day of Dialogue" and "True Tolerance" projects

 

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Maggie Gallagher

-- Founder and former president and board president of the National Organization for Marriage

-- President of the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy

-- Currently affiliated with the American Principles Project

 

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Peter LaBarbera

-- President of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH), which the Southern Poverty Law Center named a Hate Group.

-- Longtime activist; at various points, has worked for Illinois Family Institute, Concerned Women for America, and Family Research Council

 

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Scott Lively

-- Former state director for the California branch of American Family Association, which Southern Poverty Law Center named a Hate Group; formed anti-gay Watchmen on the Walls group based in Latvia.

-- Author of  The Pink Swastika: Homosexuality in the Nazi Party, which purports that the "Nazi Party was entirely controlled by militaristic male homosexuals throughout its short history."

 

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Keith Ablow

-- Psychiatrist and FOX News contributor

-- Resigned from the American Psychiatric Association because of LGBT support 

 

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