Steve & Becky Riggle

-- Senior pastors of Houston, Texas' Grace Church

 

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STEVE

-- Called on Houston's openly gay mayor, Annise Parker, to step down from office simple because she supports same-sex marriage (i.e. her own marriage to her partner of twenty-three years)

-- Insists that homosexuality is a "personal lifestyle choice": "The mayor is shamefully equating the civil rights guaranteed and protected by the Civil Rights Act because of the color of a person's skin with her personal lifestyle choice."

-- Says he opposes nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people because "we should not be forced to normalize lifestyle choices that God says 'no' to."

-- Claims ordinance barring discrimination against LGBT people is on par with forcing African American business owners to serve the KKK: "There is no comparison between this ordinance and a true Civil Rights bill. Instead, this bill would be the equivalent of forcing a print shop owned by African Americans to print KKK posters. As for those who say that gay is the new black, there is no behavior or lifestyle associated with being black, but there is a definite behavior and lifestyle associated with being gay."

 

BECKY

-- In addition to LGBT people, suggests businesses should also be free to discriminate against Jewish customers

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Mark Creech

- Executive Director of Christian Action League

 

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- On gay people: "In fact, let me go on record with Tim Mertes in saying I also believe homosexuality is 'impure,' 'dirty,' and 'disgusting.'"

Kenyn Cureton

Family Research Council's Vice President of Church Ministires

 

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Brad Dacus

-- President of the Pacific Justice Institute, an anti-LGBT legal outfit based in Sacramento, CA

 

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Jim Daly

-- Focus on the Family President

-- Contributor to The Washington Post's "On Faith" column

 

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Chuck Darrell

- Director of Communications and Marketing for the Minnesota Family Council

- Minnesota For Marriage Communications Director

 

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- Says of his team: "we oppose homosexual marriage, anti-bullying and sex education curricula that affirms homosexual behavior because the medical evidence proves it is a killer."

Bradlee Dean

- Head of a youth ministry called You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International (YCRBYCHI)

- Radio host and WorldNetDaily contributor

 

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