American Atheists president David Silverman has called out two Christian pastors for their “stupid” scare-mongering bigotry during a Fox News discussion on same-sex marriage
Dismissing Marco Rubio's recent claim to the Christian Broadcasting Network that same-sex marriage is a "real and present danger" for Christians, Silverman told Sean Hannity that nobody is forcing Christian pastors to marry gay couples and that these so-called “attacks” on religion are really about combating “bigotry.”
However, Pastors Robert Jeffress and Dr. Samuel Rodriguez warned that people will soon “come after those who believe in traditional marriage”, at which point “America as we know it will cease to exist.”
Rodriguez also played the martyr card, claiming that the issue of gay marriage was really about “bigotry against Christians.”
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP…
‘This Is About Bigotry!’ Hannity, Atheist, and Pastors Argue Over Religious Freedom http://t.co/DkQCKE6qk7
— David Silverman (@MrAtheistPants) May 28, 2015
In March, Jeffress said that same-sex marriage would lead to "open season on Christians."