Tami Fitzgerald

-- Exec. Director of the North Carolina Values Coalition

-- Longtime lobbyist for "values" issues

 

Facts

-- Claims gay people are "defying what they were created to be"

-- Instructs North Carolinians (see 2:40-3:03): "If we truly love our brothers and sisters, we will be seeking their highest and greatest good and what is best for them, and we know that when God's word says homosexuality is an abomination that means it's not the greatest and highest good of our brothers and sisters, so we're seeking their best interest."

-- Asks pastors to speak out against gay people: "We are asking pastors to preach about marriage, to give the Biblical admonitions against homosexuality and then to mention to their congregations the marriage campaign and how they can get involved in it."

-- How she thinks civil marriage should be defined in NC: "It is quite clear that marriage has been defined in North Carolina law by church doctrine, which has been overwhelmingly determined by Biblical principle, since the majority of churches in North Carolina are Christian. Church doctrine has historically defined marriage as a solemn covenant entered into by only a male and a female, even in non-Christian churches. So, our state statute defining marriage between a “male and a female person” is merely a reflection of the ecclesiastical law."

-- Claims: "[T]he battle is not over rights and benefits but over legitimizing homosexual behavior. Deconstructing the traditional meaning of marriage is the primary tactic of gay rights activists to 'mainstream' homosexual lifestyles."

-- Warns that "Gay marriage is the beginning of the end for religious freedom" (see 59:26)

-- Despite the science on the subject, claims sexual orientation includes "homosexuals, bisexuals, and 28 other 'sexual orientations' ranging from pedophilia to bestiality.

-- On marriage equality: "It’s not about civil rights, and it’s an insult to the civil rights movement to say so"

-- Claims "gay adoption deconstructs the definition of family..."

-- Claims her pro-equality opposition wants to "destroy all North Carolina families"

-- Admits of her resistance to same-sex marriage: "I don't want to sanction the lifestyle or behavior with a government license"

-- Refers to a peaceful pro-equality campaign as "waging guerrilla warfare against the people of North Carolina"

-- Equates court-tested marriage equality with destruction: I am reminded of the book of Amos in the Old Testament where Amos prophesied the destruction of Israel from within because they had “rejected the law of the Lord” and had “not kept his decrees.”  Specifically, Amos charged that Israel had “turned justice into poison and the fruit of righteousness into bitterness,” despising “the one who tells the truth” in court.  The courts had become the graves of unrighteousness. Nothing could be clearer than that we as a nation are turning away from truth.  Our courts, which were designed to advance ordered liberty and virtue guided by principles of law that originated from Scripture, are now advancing “revolutionary law” that will change the very foundations of our society.

Commentator Accountability Project (CAP)

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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