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Samuel Rodriguez

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-- President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (Hispanic Evangelical Association) 

-- Leader of the Imago Dei Campaign

 

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-- Claims (at 16:53) that "we have a moral responsibility to tell the world that adultery, pornography, homosexuality, hypocrisy, and lies will all "take you to hell"

-- Equates "difficult" nature of marriage equality with Boston terror bombings (at 7:02): "We do live in difficult times. These are times with great uncertainty, angst.  The terror in Boston.  Fear.  Consternation flux. The attempt to redefine a God-ordained institution.  These are difficult times."

-- Lumps gays who seek equality with other "radicals;" calls on "devil stomping" Christians to reject all: “We have radical Muslims. Radical homosexuals. Radical abortionists. We need radical, born again, spirit filled Christians to arise. Do you follow me? We don’t need any sissy Christians, Oprah Winfrey Christians. We need prophetic, devil stomping, demon rebuking, blood washed, Bible believing, free-from-sin Christians.”

-- Vocal opponent of LGBT provisions in immigration reform; says protecting LGBT couples would be the "death knell" for reform

-- Claimed: "The legalization of gay marriage in Iowa and Vermont should be seen as a declaration of war on traditional values."

-- Says gays want to silence Christianity and that opponents must fight back: "This egregious attempt to redefine an institution that God formed is not only a violation of everything that we understand to be appropriate but it is an incredible incursion into religious liberty and religious expression. So I believe that we need a multi-ethnic kingdom-culture firewall to push back. White evangelicals alone will not be able to defend marriage in America.... This is not an issue of equality.  There is an attempt to silence the voice of Christianity, there is an attempt to silence the voice of truth, of righteousness and Biblical justice. So really the church needs to wake up and say, 'Not on our watch.’  We must stand up for Biblical truth. We must vote vertical.  We must look at our legislators and those that represent us on Capitol Hill and say, ‘religious liberty, the family, biblical marriage and life, must stand protected.’"

-- Links his fight against marriage equality to fighting destructive behavior: "To the Latino family, traditional marriage represents the antidote to destructive social behavior such as drug activity, teenage pregnancy, gang involvement, high school dropout and many others"

-- Claims to support marriage equality would be to "surrender Christianity on the altar of political expediency"

-- Signed on to a letter warning that defending "people and groups whose moral and religious convictions forbid same-sex sexual conduct;" the letter warned that marriage equality will compel folks "to treat same-sex sexual conduct as the moral equivalent of marital sexual conduct."

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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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