Rick Scarborough

-- Pastor and founder of Vision America

 

Facts

-- Says that the AIDS epidemic is God's "judgement as a result of an immoral act" (at 0:10 mark) and calls it "a homosexual disease" (at 0:27 mark).

-- Says of gays: "Those who engage in unnatural acts should hang their heads in shame – so should the president who asks us to celebrate their sinful lifestyle."

-- Has suggested the filing of a class action lawsuit against homosexuality

-- Told his followers who support hate crimes protections for LGBT people that they will have "the blood of martyrs on your hands"

-- Wrote column directly comparing gays to pedophiles: "Who says Sandusky’s Behavior Was Wrong?"

-- On gays and "change": "..to fail to call homosexuals to repent of their sin and come to Jesus, is the highest form of cowardice and sin for it denies homosexuals of the privilege of hearing the good news that Jesus forgives all sin and can set them free.  The real hate speech is that which perverts the Word of God to fit the latest cultural fad."

-- “If this country becomes 30 percent Hispanic, we will no longer be America."

-- Says America "deserves judgment" for Obama policies

-- Says it's "abuse of language to call 'sodomites' gay"; says laws sending gays to prison were "based on the Bible"

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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

 

Facts

Mike Heath

- Fifteen-year head of the Christian Civic League of Maine; resigned in 2009

- Current head of the No Special Rights PAC

 

Facts

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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