Tami Fitzgerald

-- Exec. Director of the North Carolina Values Coalition

-- Longtime lobbyist for "values" issues

 

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-- 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)

Douglas Napier

--Senior Vice President at anti-LGBT legal organization Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly Alliance Defense Fund)

-- Resigned from American Bar Association because of "controversial" stances like support for LGBT equality

 

Facts

Star Parker

-- Founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a conservative think tank

-- Conservative commenator whose columns appear on Townhall, WND, OneNewsNow, and elsewhere

 

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Stephen Pidgeon

- Attorney aligned with the Alliance Defending Freedom

- Anti-equality activist and sometime political candidate

 

Facts

- Says: "same-sex marriage is a sharp dagger in the heart of sacred society.  If we lose this fight, we're gone."

- Says gays are "enslaved" and "captured"

Christopher Plante

-- National Organization for Marriage's Communications Director (as of late 2013)

-- Former Exec. Dir. of NOM Rhode Island

 

Facts

-- Says children of gay parents are in a "tragic situation" and equated having gay parents to having divorced or even dead parents (see second video down on webpage)

Tom Prichard

-- President of the Minnesota Family Council

-- Lobbyist for Minnesota For Marriage

 

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Ralph Reed

-- Founder and Chair of the Faith and Freedom Coalition

-- Former head of the Christian Coalition

 

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Dran Reese

--Director of the Salt and Light Council

-- Ministry partner of Liberty Counsel, one of the most anti-LGBT legal organizations in America

 

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