US preachers prepare for jail or death
Twenty-one days before the US Supreme Court ruled in favour of gay marriage, a warning was sounded by Mormon radio host Glen Beck that thousands of pastors were willing to die if same-sex unions became the law of the land.
The number that I think will walk through a wall of fire, you know, and possible death, is anywhere between 17,000 and 10,000. That is an extraordinary number of people that are willing to lay it all down on the table and willing to go to jail or go to death because they serve God and not man.
This prompted Manny Shewitz of Church & State to comment:
Martyrdom and sacrificing yourself for your religion? Where have we heard that before? Doesn’t that sound an awful lot like radical jihadists, the same people who right-wing alarmists want us to declare war on, even though they share a lot in common?
Ironically, the Supreme Court’s decision came on the very day that saw Muslim fanatics “serving God” by carrying out murderous attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France. But as far as religious right commentators in America were concerned, the worst act of terrorism yesterday was committed by the judges. Tweeted a lunatic called Bryan Fischer:
From a moral standpoint, 6/26 is now our 9/11.
He also said:
June 26, 2015: the day the twin towers of truth and righteousness were blown up by moral jihadists.
And for good measure:
I saw Satan dancing with delight, the day the music died in the United States of America; plus:
On this day, June 26, 2015, five justices of the Supreme Court became moral jihadists who blasted the twin pillars of truth and righteousness into rubble. They did this by imposing sodomy-based marriage on the United States through an act of judicial tyranny.
According to Right Wing Watch, Texas Republican Louie Gohmer also reacted with guns blazing, calling the ruling:
A civilization-changing decision that destroys our nation’s heritage of Biblical marriage. May God forgive our Supreme Court majority for its arrogance and its self-apotheosis.
He further warned:
If Moses, Jesus, and contributors to the Bible were correct, God’s hand of protection will be withdrawn as future actions from external and internal forces will soon make clear. I will do all I can to prevent such harm, but I am gravely fearful that the stage has now been set.
On American Family Radio, Crane Durham said that America is now under “tyranny” as a result of the court’s decision.
One caller said that he was prepared to “abandon ship” and flee America for a nation like Costa Rica or the Philippines, while another caller said that God is about to punish all of the people, such as President Obama and Hillary Clinton, who are celebrating the court’s ruling.
Conservative author Carl Gallups that the Supreme Court’s ruling invites God to wrath upon America:
This is the most monumental ruling of any court, by any nation in the history of the world. The spiritual and world-reaching ramifications will be prolific and devastating.
There is more – much more – of this delusional, paranoid shit sloshing around the Internet right now, but believe me, you really don’t want to wallow around in it unless you’re absolutely determined to risk severe brain damage.
Hat tip: Gill Kerry (Beck report)