Navigation

This is a debugging block

Support Navigation

This is a debugging block

Sub-Navigation

This is a debugging block

GLAAD Social Media

This is a debugging block

connect with glaad

Tim Wildmon

Content

This is a debugging block

-- President, American Family Association

 

Facts

-- Says LGBT groups are "vile in many ways"

-- Says it's a fact that gays are "immoral" and "unnatural"; uses this to deny President Obama's faith

-- Insists gay people must "repent": "Our president is promoting the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgendered and queer agenda like there is no tomorrow. God says homosexuality is immoral, unnatural and unhealthy and should be repented of, not embraced and celebrated as a valid 'alternative lifestyle.'”

-- Attacked NFL player Michael Sam's onscreen kiss with his boyfriend as "gross," "immoral, unhealthy and unnatural": "It was gross. But then I'm an old-school prude who doesn't believe men should be having sex with other men, so that is the reaction you would expect from people like me. I believe that kind of behavior is immoral, unhealthy and unnatural. If people want to live this lifestyle, that is their choice, but this idea of forcing people who disagree with it to applaud or else be shouted down, fined by the government or lose your job has gotten way out of hand. "

-- Says Christians can't concede "that homosexuality is something that is healthy and good and normal for people"

-- Says he can easily spot gay men because they "walk like a girl, a lot of 'em"

-- Supported idea that gays make people want to throw up (at 4:05 mark): "He said, 'it makes me want to throw up, the idea of two grooms' -- well that's the way a lot of people feel."

-- Referring to President Obama’s Father’s Day recognition of gay parents: “[H]ere we have the leader of our nation and the Democrat [sic] Party celebrating sexual behavior which is contrary to nature and pushing a household structure that we know is harmful to children ... [O]ur President is so committed to normalizing homosexual conduct that he is putting the twisted sexual desires of adults ahead of the needs of children.”

-- Says: “If President Obama, Congressional Democrats, and homosexual activists get their wish, your son or daughter may be forced to share military showers and barracks with active and open homosexuals who may very well view them with sexual interest.

-- On young equality activist Will Phillips decision to speak at a Pride parade: “It’s shameful that adults would abuse a brain-washed child in this way.  He’s obviously just parroting the nonsense he’s been told by manipulative adults. For gay activists to trot out this child and make him the poster child for promoting unnatural sexual expression is a form of child abuse.” [*Note: Phillips is incorrectly identified as 'Will Marshall']

-- Claims: “There is nothing about homosexual conduct to be proud of, and much to be ashamed of.”

-- Said the day the Supreme Court overturned DOMA was "a tragic day for kids who will wind up in same-sex households.

-- Says of nondiscriminaton laws that prevent businesses from discriminating: “This sounds like Stalinist Russia or China under Mao, where those who thought for themselves were forced under government coercion into re-education camps. This is not the America that was given to us by our Founders."

-- Compares a vendor serving gay customers to a vendor serving known hate groups; calls LGBT activists "the Gay Gestapo" for suggesting otherwise: "This does beg the question about freedom of religion, freedom of association and what the government can compel its citizens to do. Should the government punish the Jewish photographer because he refuses to take pictures for a gathering of Skinheads? Should the government levy fines against an African-American printer who refuses to print posters for a Ku Klux Klan rally? Should a homosexual painter be forced to paint signs for the infamous Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka that reads "God Hates Fags!" The answer is no to all of these. The government should not compel an individual to engage in a business transaction that violates their conscience. The "Gay Gestapo" (of which not all gays and lesbians are a part) is now pushing well beyond "live and let live" territory into using the law to punitively enforce their political and social agenda."

Region: 

Commentator Accountability Project (CAP)

John Eastman

-- National Organization For Marriage's Chairman

 

Facts

Bob Emrich

- Co-head of the campaign to overturn Maine’s marriage equality law in 2009

- Northeast Field Ambassador at the Family Research Council

- Chair of Protect Marriage Maine

 

Facts

- Says marriage equality is a "direct challenge to the righteousness and wisdom of God" (comments shared with a Sept. 2011 national pastor webinar)

Karen England

-- Head of the Capitol Resource Institute

-- Co-chair of the coalition attempting to repeal a California law that protects transgender students

 

Facts

Tami Fitzgerald

-- Exec. Director of the North Carolina Values Coalition

-- Longtime lobbyist for "values" issues

 

Facts

-- 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."

Joe Fuiten

- Pastor of Bothell's Cedar Park Assembly Church who is widely known for his political involvement 

- Serves on the board of directors for the Family Policy Institute of Washington

 

Facts

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)

Pages