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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"

- Argues that marriage equality is an "act of aggression, and an act of war against the family."  Calls it "moral fascism."

- Claims marriage equality "attacks the fundamental reality of the social system" and "demoralizes the social order"

- Says judges who decide in favor of marriage equality are "oligarchs" and the decisions are "tyrany" and "totaliarism"; Says the real goal is "desecrating the temple"  

- Claims LGBT rights are "about population control, and the goal is to get the United States to 150 million people

- Warns: "If you’re going to exalt homosexuality and same-sex marriage, let me tell you who’s going to pay the price for that. It is the status of women. Because women only achieve equality in a society that provides for monogamy in a one man, one woman marriage. Period. Every other society that has abandoned that standard – which is a Christian standard I might add – when you abandon that standard, guess what, women lose status." 

- Insists that gays are attempting to "steal your freedom of conscience"

- In letter opposing employment nondiscrimination and hate crimes protections for LGBT people, falsely charged that the recognized spectrum of sexual orientation includes "erotic desires, fantasies, and spontaneous feelings toward, homosexuality, bisexuality, cybersex, incest, pedophilia, necrophilia, polygamy, bigamy, sodomy, bestiality, prostitution, fetishism, transvestitism, even arguably wife-beating"

-A vocal backer of the "birther" movement

 

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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

 

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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

 

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Mike Heath

- Fifteen-year head of the Christian Civic League of Maine; resigned in 2009

- Current head of the No Special Rights PAC

 

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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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