Sandy Rios

-- American Family Radio host and Fox News contributor

-- Illinois marriage inequality activist

-- Former president of Concerned Women For America

 

Facts

-- 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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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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