Sandy Rios

-- American Family Radio host and Fox News contributor

-- Illinois marriage inequality activist

-- Former president of Concerned Women For America

 

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-- Equated the love shared by two men to the “love” that kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro had for the young women he kept captive as slaves; when confronted, doubled down

-- When Supreme Court overturned criminal bans on gay sex, Rios described it as a "sad moment in American history;" said it was "an immoral act" on par with "the Dred Scott decision declaring slaves two-thirds persons"

-- Warns that God is going to punish LGBT people (among others): "I would not want to be in the shoes of any of the left right now. I would not want to be in Barack Obama’s shoes. I would not want to be in the shoes of homosexual activists. I say that with humility and with fear for them because God will even the score, he will sort things out, he will be God and he will not be mocked. Whereas they think they are getting away with breaking all kinds of moral laws and mocking everyone in the process, they just don’t know God, they don’t know who they are up against and we do. And that should bring out some mercy in us because I wouldn’t want to be—what did that old evangelist say: ‘it’s a fearful thing to fall into the hands of an angry God.’"

-- Says (at 5:52) "'gay' is the wrong name"..." because "it's broken hearts and disease"

-- Once equated "leaving the gay lifestyle" with quitting stopping, stopping an affair, or quitting pornography

-- Protested a company's choice to use Ellen DeGeneres as a spokesperson, objecting to "the private choices she has publicly flaunted"

-- Claimed: "When homosexual men get together, they don’t look for activities to enjoy common interests, they look for activities to find and expedite sex."  Added: "Gay bars aren’t for drinking…it’s all about hooking up anywhere…everywhere…with as many people as possible"

-- Declared secular Jews to be "the worst enemies of the country

-- Claims (at 2:40) that "you can stop being gay" then says (3:25) that celibacy is better than "acting on the homosexuality or adultery or pedophilia"

-- Equated a federal marriage ban that still allowed for civil unions with a ban on slavery that still allowed for chattel: "The case I continue to make is what it would be like if we were sitting here, 150 years ago, and we said that we wanted an amendment to outlaw slavery, but if states want to have 'owned people,' they just have to call it chattel. Just don’t call it marriage, or don’t call it slavery. An amendment that protects marriage in name only is troublesome to us and does not go far enough."

-- While president of CWA, constantly promoted materials telling gays to "leave the lifestyle."  Here's one such promotion.

-- Wrote of gay advocacy groups: "[O]rganizations formed around gay advocacy are at odds with the moral principles that bring sanity and clarity to it all."

-- When NY gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said he didn't want kids "brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option,” Rios called him "the hero of this race"

-- Admonished Republicans who support marriage equality, predicting that "the other side of this sordid story" will prevail: "One can only look to Massachusetts to see the devastating effects of gay marriage and the LGBT movement on public schools where children are encouraged to change genders without parental approval or knowledge, and public school girls’ bathrooms are accessible to boys who think they are girls. If this madness is what [Laura] Bush, Colin Powell, or Dick Cheney want for their grandchildren in the misguided notion of “fairness” then so be it. But when one day, the other side of this sordid story is told, they will be glad the wisdom of Phyllis Schlafly prevailed and not their fickle, feckless leadership in dangerous times."

-- Demanded that the American public "has a right to know if candidates are gay," equating that information with a Republican senator's adulterous affair

-- Frequently pushes accustations that President Obama is a communist

-- Was member of an extreme coalition known as the "AIDS Truth Coalition," designed to stigmatize and blame gay people. This coalition faulted the U.S. Secretary of State for vowing to fight AIDS while simultaneously acknowleding U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator's gay relationship

-- Boycotted McDonald's because of their support for LGBT consumers

-- Said the Supreme Court's decision of marriage "felt like a knife had been stuck in my heart in several places;" said she was "grieving" over it

-- Went after gay public figures for simply having and publicly acknowledging their  same-sex spouses

-- Warns that American may not be ready for war because of gay soliders: "[W]hen I think about the folding in and the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and the homosexual takeover of so much of our military I’m not sure how effective those naval ships will be"

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Commentator Accountability Project (CAP)

Barb Anderson

-Longtime researcher for the Minnesota Family Council

-Head of the Parents Action League (which the Southern Poverty Law Center designates as an anti-gay hate group)

 

Facts

- Has suggested that "a lot" of gay teens have been sexually abused, which is why they are "sexually confused" and in need of "change":

Ryan T. Anderson

-- Fellow at conservative Heritage Foundation

-- Editor of Public Discourse, the publication of conservative think tank The Witherspoon Institute

-- Co-author (with Robert George) of What Is Marriage?

 

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Joseph Backholm

- Head of the Family Policy Insitute of Washington

- Preserve Marriage Washington Chairman

 

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Ron Baity

- Head of Return America organization

- Has installed Vote For Marriage billboards across NC

 

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- Implies that gay people are worse than maggots:

 

- Compares gay people to murderers:

Matt Barber

-- Associate Dean at Liberty University School of Law

-- One of the most visible spokespeople for the Liberty Counsel, an anti-LGBT legal outfit

 

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David Barton

-- Head of WallBuilders and host of conservative radio show "WallBuilders Live"

-- Frequent guest on Glenn Beck's various programs

 

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David Benham

-- Star of HGTV's upcoming reality series Flip It Forward (*UPDATE: show has been cancelled)

-- Cofounder and board member of Coalition of Conscience, an anti-LGBT organization headed up by radical anti-LGBT activist Michael Brown

-- Son of founder of controversial anti-gay, anti-abortion, anti-Islam group Operation Save America; at various points, David has been identified as an OSA leader

 

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Brad Brandon

- Pastoral Outreach Director for Minnesota for Marriage

- Host of "Word of Truth" radio show

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