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Anti-Gay Activist John Stemberger Says Fight Against Same-Sex Marriage Is 'Worth Dying For': VIDEO


John Stemberger, President of Florida Family Policy Council, has said that the fight against same-sex marriage “is an issue worth dying for," reports The Miami Herald.

Stemberger led the 2008 campaign to ban same-sex marriage in the state and spearheaded Trail Life USA as a direct response to the 2013 decision to allow gay youth to join the scouts.

His comments follow Monroe County Chief Circuit Judge Luis M. Garcia’s decision to strike down Florida’s ban on same-sex marriage last week.

However, Stemberger said that “every domestic partnership, every single civil union, every couple that cohabitates, these arrangements dilute and devalue marriage.”

Watch Manatee and Sarasota residents give their reactions to Garcia's ruling, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Excellent !
    This is the best news I've heard all day.
    The Christians want to martyr themselves all over again.

    We need to stock up on lions.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jul 22, 2014 12:17:22 PM

  2. "...it's worth dying for" but I'll not be the first...?

    I say, PRACTICE WHAT YOU ARE PREACHING. Set that thar example for the other neocon followers you are targeting.

    Posted by: Rad | Jul 22, 2014 12:18:02 PM

  3. I think his just-for-men hair dye has diluted and devalued his head mop.

    Posted by: janicejanice | Jul 22, 2014 12:18:23 PM

  4. In the immortal twitter rant worthy words of the delicious Adam Richman, by all means Mr. Stemberger, grab a blade and draw a bath.

    Posted by: TADPOLICUS WEX | Jul 22, 2014 12:26:02 PM

  5. how odd. mainly because (and I'm trying to apply logic to his inherently illogical arguments) it would follow that those who actually have to INTERACT with gays would be the ones most-affected by our relationships. as in - my sisters and my parents, for example, would have their marriages devalued on a daily basis from having to interact with me and my lover(s). how odd, then, that it's not the case. in fact, my parents have only stated that their marriage has been strengthened by the progress of marriage equality - their marriage means *more* because all of their children are free to make the choice to marry (should we choose it).
    my sister and brother-in-law gave out equality bracelets at their wedding at table favours - and gave a speech about supporting the LGBT communities. so.... no. gay marriage in no way lessened their marriage.
    if your marriage is only worth something "because gays can't do it" then you're out of luck for life - that's just spite.

    worth dying for? i'll echo that :) follow through, gurl!

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 22, 2014 12:26:13 PM

  6. @JACKFKNTWIST. Can I order tickets online?

    Posted by: Bollox | Jul 22, 2014 12:28:40 PM

  7. That woman in the video needs to realize that it is not some god who has anything to do with this issue! It is rights, pure and simple.

    Posted by: Lifesart | Jul 22, 2014 12:28:52 PM

  8. So, he also is against cohabitating couples. Therefore he must also hate Pam Bondi, the Florida AG. She's living in sin with her boyfriend.

    Posted by: TBD | Jul 22, 2014 12:29:26 PM

  9. i agree, line for dying forms to the left. don't let us impede you.

    Posted by: bandanajack | Jul 22, 2014 12:30:48 PM

  10. Before you start cheering on this type of talk, think about the idea that there is only one way I can see that anti-gay zealots could "die" for opposing same-sex marriages and martyr themselves approrpiately... and that's to murder people involved in moving us forward in states that have capital punishment. Is this guy then calling for the next Scott Roeder? Do we really want to see more of our community plotted to be murdered by these people?

    Posted by: Chris | Jul 22, 2014 12:32:59 PM

  11. The face of evil.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jul 22, 2014 12:34:49 PM

  12. A while back, someone pranked the internet with "Jesus Take the Wheel Day". Just recently, a religious nut actually believed it, took her hands off the wheel to let Jesus drive, and Jesus drove right over a motorcyclist.

    If some nut is calling for martyrdom, there will be some nut who will go do it.

    This scum should be locked away.

    Posted by: Randy | Jul 22, 2014 12:35:18 PM

  13. @ CHRIS :

    If that happens then we may have to take up arms against a sea of troubles.

    Then we will show in vivid detail what it means to stand your ground.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jul 22, 2014 12:38:04 PM

  14. Then he should take his own life and the faster he does so, the happier he will be. Gay people will always be a part of our lives. That's the way Nature intended. You can't deal with that then please, do us all the favor and step off this earth.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Jul 22, 2014 12:45:31 PM

  15. Okay, well if it is then kill yourself.

    Posted by: Tigernan | Jul 22, 2014 1:04:00 PM

  16. Okay, well if it is then kill yourself.

    Posted by: Tigernan | Jul 22, 2014 1:04:00 PM

  17. sounds like a jihadist

    xtianistas and the taliban have a on in common

    Posted by: Moz's | Jul 22, 2014 1:13:58 PM

  18. I look forward to seeing his obit in the near future then.

    Posted by: Sam | Jul 22, 2014 1:25:06 PM

  19. Be our guest.

    Posted by: Ha | Jul 22, 2014 1:29:56 PM

  20. good let them all die, and we'll be happy!

    Posted by: David | Jul 22, 2014 1:41:45 PM

  21. Anyone who states that something is worth dying for is also stating that it is worth killing for.

    Posted by: Don | Jul 22, 2014 2:03:23 PM

  22. Horrifying. This is what leads to people strapping on bombs and blowing up civilians on the street.

    Posted by: Daniel | Jul 22, 2014 2:22:09 PM

  23. I'm finding hard to believe that John believes John should die for the cause, but he's clearly encouraging other to do so.

    Posted by: anon | Jul 22, 2014 2:36:17 PM

  24. Christian terrorist.

    Posted by: Richard | Jul 22, 2014 2:49:21 PM

  25. And here the conservatives were all worried about Death Squads should Obamacare take place....as is always the case, they seem to be talking about themselves and their own little perverse death squads. Go--thin the Religious Right herd and get rid of the mentally insane fascists.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Jul 22, 2014 2:55:59 PM

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