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Pastor Wants to Hang 'Bloody Scalps' of Pro-Equality NY GOP Senators 'Over the Senate Rail' as Warning to Others

Following an interview with NOM's Maggie Gallagher on his radio show Wallbuilders Live with co-host Rick Green earlier this week, Evangelical pastor and conservative activist David Barton came up with a rather graphic solution to making an example of the four NY GOP Senators who voted to pass marriage equality.

Barton Said Barton:

"No disrespect to our Native American friends, but this is where you hang a bloody scalp over the gallery rail. You hang these four Republican scalps over the Senate rail and every other Republican senator looks up and sees those scalps and says, ‘my gosh, I’ll be hanging up there beside them if I don’t stay with this pro-family stuff.’ And that’s exactly what has to happen."

Listen to the audio at Right Wing Watch.

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  1. Great example of being a Christian! Read the New Testament again, asswipe.

    Posted by: Jack M | Aug 11, 2011 11:10:50 AM

  2. no offense to crazy xtinaistas but this is when you send in police detectives and at least 1 criminal psychologist to see if Mr. Barton needs a nice long vacation to protect the public from him

    Posted by: say what | Aug 11, 2011 11:15:03 AM

  3. I think we need to call out everyone who says they are pro-family or is try to save marriage...they need to corrected to say that they are Anti-Gay and Anti- Same Sex Marriage. It always sounds better if you are for something....like you are doing something to affect positive change - when actually it is just clever hucksterism.

    Posted by: David | Aug 11, 2011 11:16:35 AM

  4. Well, I'd like to take your lord and savior, nail him to a...oh, wait--already did that one.

    Carry on.

    Posted by: Jack | Aug 11, 2011 11:17:40 AM

  5. Rev. Psychopath

    Posted by: Charley | Aug 11, 2011 11:18:41 AM

  6. This is a death threat. The Representatives should call the FBI.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Aug 11, 2011 11:23:50 AM

  7. If you believe in god you can justify any crime with faith

    Posted by: Steve | Aug 11, 2011 11:25:42 AM

  8. First off, this man is a pastor?? It's VERY obvious in everything about his comments he does not read from the same Bible as I do. He started off by saying "no disrespect to our Native American friends" knowing that what he was going to say was certainly going to be disrespectful. And being Native American, I was offended. THEN, what about the commandment of "Thou shall not kill?" Pretty much doing what he said would be four killings. And being gay, I'm offended by the whole bunch of NOM. And Gallagher had better look at her life and think about the path she has taken and would she have had those options a few years back had it not been for equality fights.

    Posted by: Ben | Aug 11, 2011 11:25:54 AM

  9. This guy lives in Texas. Not even in New York. He should matter zero to anyone in our state.

    Posted by: Mike C | Aug 11, 2011 11:28:22 AM

  10. I am absolutely Positive that is exactly would Jesus himself would recommend. After all, fictional characters in fictional books can be made to say anything.

    Have you ever met an anti-gay atheist?

    Posted by: Chadd | Aug 11, 2011 11:30:47 AM

  11. @David Ehrenstein:

    Get serious. The man is a cretin of the highest order, but it's not a serious threat.

    Posted by: Jack | Aug 11, 2011 11:33:50 AM

  12. and in related news, an evangelical pastor has been caught tapping his foot in the stall at the nearest mall foodcourt bathroom.

    Posted by: NorthoftheBorder | Aug 11, 2011 11:34:51 AM

  13. Look, he's just speaking in metaphors. Violently cutting off someone's scalp and hanging it as an example is just a metaphor for scaring people into doing what you want them to do otherwise they'll face terrible consequences. Just a metaphor using murderous, violent imagery to make sure people are scared enough to do what you want them to do. What's wrong with that? Seriously.

    Posted by: luminum | Aug 11, 2011 11:35:55 AM

  14. Typical.

    But: "they need to corrected to say that they are Anti-Gay and Anti- Same Sex Marriage"? Since there is no such thing as same-sex marriage (there's just marriage, the one and only, which is what we're fighting for and what NY state made available to gay couples through marriage equality), the truth is that people like this sad unfortunate psycho are simply "anti-marriage". If he wasn't anti-marriage, he'd want every couple to have access to it, wouldn't he? He'd want every child to be protected by it. He'd be "pro-marriage". But he's not. So the question is: why does he hate marriage so much?

    Posted by: ohplease | Aug 11, 2011 11:36:24 AM

  15. Absolutely crackers. A stone-ground Wheat Thin and an entire box of Triscuits.

    Posted by: justinw | Aug 11, 2011 11:37:30 AM

  16. Jack

    Till a criminal psychologist axctually7 checks the guy out, one can not assume he is not a sociopath and the threat was not serious

    Time to ready the net, straight jacket, meds, and a nice comfortable padded cell just in case

    Posted by: say what | Aug 11, 2011 11:40:14 AM

  17. axctually7 = actually

    sorry for typos

    Posted by: say what | Aug 11, 2011 11:40:57 AM

  18. @Chad, yes there are many anti-gay atheists. They use evolutionary arguments and the idea of natural law to justify their homophobia. You'll find many of their videos on YouTube.

    Posted by: pedro | Aug 11, 2011 11:42:45 AM

  19. @Say What:

    Irrelevant in terms of whether or not he can be punished for it. A reasonable recipient of that message would not believe it to be a serious expression of intent to commit violence on another person, and would understand that he is speaking metaphorically on a political issue.

    If you think any court would rule otherwise, you're as crackers as the good Reverend himself.

    Posted by: Jack | Aug 11, 2011 11:46:08 AM

  20. Well at least he made it clear that he didn't mean any disrespect to his blood thirsty, red skinned, savage, scalping Native Americans friends.

    Kinda the way he never means any offense to his dirty, perverted, disgusting and dangerous faggot Homa-sek-shul "friends" when he say something stupid about gay people.

    No offense taken Mr Barton. With no disrespect to my mentally challenged friends, I understand that you are simply a retarded, crazy, schizophrenic, sociopathic, paranoid, racist Christofascist, homophobe with Turret's syndrome.

    That is all.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Aug 11, 2011 11:53:31 AM

  21. And he's tax exempt?

    Posted by: JimmyD | Aug 11, 2011 11:56:40 AM

  22. No, YOU get serious "NorthoftheBorder." The only way to deal with these creeps is with the full force of the law.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Aug 11, 2011 11:56:40 AM

  23. Who would Jesus scalp?

    Posted by: taodon | Aug 11, 2011 11:57:04 AM

  24. ..and yet if you ask him about christianity he will call it a religion of love

    Posted by: RandyN | Aug 11, 2011 11:58:03 AM

  25. The name of his radio show says it all "Wall Builders" -- LOL.

    It's axiomatic at this point that the most power-hungry people cloak themselves in religious language to bolster their crumbling egos. No use trying to reason with them, they're half-asleep.

    Posted by: David | Aug 11, 2011 12:06:13 PM

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