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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Kevin McCullough

-- Radio host, "The Kevin McCullough Show”

-- Regular fill-in for AFA's Bryan Fischer

 

Facts

-- Said being gay kills people (9:34 - 10:41)  [**After we posted this, Kevin or someone on his team "privated" the video]

Paul McHugh

-- University Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

-- Former member of the United State Conference of Catholic Bishop's National Review Board

 

Facts

-- Refers to homosexuality as "erroneous desire"

James Meeks

-- Preacher and leader of the African-American Clergy Coalition

-- Former state lawmaker and candidate for mayor of Chicago

 

Facts

-- Has preached that homosexuality is "an evil sickness"

-- Says same-sex marriage will always be wrong: "that ain't natural"

Jennifer Roback Morse

-- President of the Ruth Institute, which, from 20082013, was a project of NOM’s “Marriage Education Fund”

 

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