Texas Preacher Threatens To Set Himself On Fire If Marriage Equality Comes To America

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A Baptist preacher in Texas (of course) is threatening to set himself on fire if the Supreme Court legalized marriage equality nationwide.

Rick Scarborough, leader of Christian political organization Vision America, made the threat in a recent interview.  “We’re simply being pre-emptive and saying, no matter what the cost, we are not going to bow, we are not going to bend, and we will burn.”


If setting yourself ablaze isn’t your thing, you can always get shot, Scarborough advises.

“The preachers need to get out front, the leaders need to get out front, out front of these ordinary citizens and say, ‘Shoot me first’.”

Scarborough is pretty sure the Supreme Court’s goal is “the complete destruction of the church of the Lord Jesus.”

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“If the court does rule this, they will have to step over natural law,” he warns. “They’re after God. This country better be aware, we’ve suffered a lot of injustices, but I’m not sure God is going to tolerate this one very long.”

Hey, Pastor Scarborough, if you do set yourself on fire, let us know. We’ll bring the marshmallows!

h/t: Right Ring Watch via Pink News

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.