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Anti-gay Haters Vow To Repeal State Marriage Equality Laws If They Win At SCOTUS: LISTEN

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James Dobson, founder of both Focus on the Family and the Family Research Council, invited a number of high-profile anti-gay activists onto his radio show this past week in a discussion about the Supreme Court's upcoming cases on the constitutionality of state bans on same-sex marriage. 

Joined by Liberty Council's Mat Staver, nutty pastor Rick Scarborough, and American Family Association President Tim Wildmon, the hate panel discussed why marriage "is not a state's rights issue" as well as what next steps anti-gay activists must take should the Supreme Court uphold the right for states to deny marriage to gay couples.

"This is such a fundamental issue, it is not a state's rights issues any more than life is a state's rights issue or slavery is a state's rights issue," Staver declared. "Those issues are so fundamental they transcend geography."

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Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Speaks At Anti-Gay Rally In Texas: VIDEO

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Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says if he didn't speak out against same-sex marriage, he'd be guilty of treason. 

Moore also says the definition of marriage comes from God and that homosexuality should still be illegal. And he seems to agree with his troubled son — who said his recent arrest for drug possession was an attempt by his father's critics to destroy their family. 

Justice Moore took his show on the road Monday, speaking to hundreds at an anti-gay rally at the Texas Capitol. From The Texas Observer

Moore.RoyAt a rally against same-sex marriage on the south steps of the Texas Capitol on Monday, Moore invoked Col. William Barret Travis, the namesake of Travis County, an Alabama native who came to Texas “to draw a line in the sand at the Alamo.”

“He took a stand in the face of an enemy that was far more numerous,” Moore told a crowd of hundreds, including dozens of Republican state lawmakers. “But he knew that he had to make a statement for the people of Texas, and that he would give his life. I hope I don’t give my life, but I’m going to tell you this is a very serious matter. … If we fail to stand up today, we will dishonor the memory, not only of Col. Travis, but all those who’ve died in the history of this great state. ... 

“No court has any authority to redefine what God proposed in Genesis,” Moore said. “The definition of marriage, you want it by man, it doesn’t come by man, it comes from God.”

Also speaking at the rally were anti-gay Pastor Rick Scarborough, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Attorney General Ken Paxton, Rep. Cecil Bell and Sen. Charles Perry. Perry (no relation to former Gov. Rick Perry) called his pastor, David Wilson, to the stage. From the Observer

“If humans invented marriage, then polygamy, the taking of several wives, polyandry, the sharing of a wife by several husbands, same-sex marriage, marriage between an adult and a child, marriage between relatives, might seem normal and acceptable,” Wilson said. “But if man created marriage, then monogamy, the lifelong union of one man to one woman, would have no more intrinsic value than any other type of marriage. But marriage is not human invention, it is God’s design.”

One counterprotester carried a sign (above) pointing out that GOP Rep. Tony Tinderholt, who recently filed an ethics complaint against a Texas judge who struck down the state's marriage ban, has been married five times: 

“I’m just wondering what gay marriage destroyed his previous four marriages,” said Gary Campbell of Austin.

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Anti-gay Pastor Claims Members of Congress Are 'Lining Up' to Defy SCOTUS Pro-Equality Marriage Decision

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Members of Congress are "lining up" to sign a pledge saying they'll defy a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of nationwide marriage equality, according to anti-gay Pastor Rick Scarborough (above). 

Scarborough, who once said AIDS is God's punishment for homosexuality, told WorldNetDaily that he and other anti-gay leaders — including Mat Staver (right, above), James Dobson (right, below) and James Robison — are preparing a pledge whose signatories will vow to commit civil disobedience and go to jail before obeying a SCOTUS marriage ruling. The pledge reportedly will be released in the next few days.

Via Right Wing Watch

“We’re taking a very adamant stand,” he said. “If the court declares same-sex ‘marriage’ to be on the same par as a civil right, that’s a bridge too far. We won’t obey. We’ll go to jail.” ... 

Scarborough confirmed congressmen “are lining up to sign the document.”

We're guessing the list of Congress members "lining up" to sign the document is similar to the short list of 14 senators and 30 House members who've co-sponsored Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Randy Weber's State Marriage Defense Act. But we seriously doubt many of them actually have the guts to go to jail. Nevertheless, Scarborough is hoping that in addition to Congress members, "thousands of churches and millions of Americans" will sign the pledge: 

“We’re saying, before that, we will never obey that tyrannical law. It’s counter to natural law, and God’s higher law.

“We will simply refuse to comply with recognizing same-sex ‘marriage’ as legitimate,” he said. “The Supreme Court does not have the inherent right [to make that change]. We’ll going to continue doing what we’ve always done.” ... 

Those who plan to use the power of federal law enforcement to enforce same-sex marriage, he said, “better have a lot of prisons and jails.” 

StaverStaver, meanwhile, told WorldNetDaily that if SCOTUS legalizes same-sex marriage nationwide, it will put sexual orientation and gender identity on par with race when it comes to nondiscrimination laws: 

“Same-sex marriage or laws including sexual orientation or gender identity as a non-discrimination category directly impact religious organizations and churches. If a man wants to use the women’s restroom and a church official told him he could not, then that act would be like telling people of color they cannot use the ‘white only’ restroom."

And Dobson repeated a pledge he first made over the use of federal funding for Planned Parenthood, in which he told Obama to "come and get me if you must": 

“Are we doing to sit on our reputations and go to our graves without having played a role? This is Roe v. Wade all over again. I am standing shoulder to shoulder with all who will stand up for God’s Word concerning marriage. We don’t know all of the steps that must be taken, but God will reveal His will. To the extent that I am able to influence anybody, I will do it with passion.” ... 

Dobson“It would be a violation of my most deeply held convictions to disobey what I consider to be the principles in Scripture. ... So come and get me if you must, Mr. President. I will not bow before your wicked regulation. ”


Anti-gay Forces Unite to Oppose Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the 'Radical Agenda' of LGBT Equality: VIDEO

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The right-wing freak out over subpoenas sent to Houston area pastors for "all speeches, presentations, or sermons related to HERO, the Petition, Mayor Annise Parker, homosexuality, or gender identity prepared by, delivered by, revised by, or approved by you or in your possession" is set to continue via live telecast next Sunday as anti-gay leaders and organizations from across the country join together to "stand with these pastors and stand against the radical agenda sweeping our nation."

Those participating in "I Stand Sunday" include would-be HGTV stars David and Jason Benham, Mike Huckabee, hate leader Tony Perkins, Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson, Rick Scarborough, Fox News' Todd Starnes, Christian litigation group Alliance Defending Freedom, National Organization for Marriage, and others. 

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Rabid Anti-Gay Pastor Rafael Cruz To Receive Award At Hate Group Gala - VIDEO

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At the upcoming Vision America “Heroes of Faith Gala,”  - a gathering of some of the most hateful anti-gay activists in the U.S. - Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) is set to collect the “Don Wildmon Award” on behalf of his father Rafael Cruz, reports Right Wing Watch. The award is named for the founder of the American Family Association.

GalaTony Perkins, the leader of anti-gay hate group Family Research Council, is will receive the 2014 “National Hero of Faith Award” at the same event.

Back in June, we reported that Right Wing Watch had compiled a treasure trove of video footage of Cruz senior spouting off about everything from the evils of evolution, to his belief that Obama thinks he's God and Satan controls the government, to his assertion that gays stole the word "gay" and endanger children.

In the same month, Senator Cruz stoked religious fears that gay rights will soon lead to new hate speech laws and will force pastors to perform same-sex nuptials.

Vision America is run by rabid homophobe Rick Scarborough who earlier this month said that it is a miracle that god has not destroyed the U.S. since President Barack Obama started appointing gay ambassadors.

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Rick Scarborough: U.S. Should Be Obliterated Because Of Gay Ambassadors - VIDEO

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Rick Scarborough, the homophobic Vision America founder and pastor whom even the Tea Party has had to distance itself from, has said that it is a miracle that god has not destroyed the U.S. since President Barack Obama started appointing gay ambassadors, reports Right Wing Watch.

In the newly released video, wingnut Scarborough says that it would be “perfectly just” for god to destroy the U.S. “because we have squandered our grace in this country.”

Agreeing with Islamic fundamentalists who call the U.S. the “Great Satan,” the homophobic pastor demonstrates just how dreadful the U.S. has become by pointing out that foreign U.S. embassies celebrate Pride as well as the appointment of several gay ambassadors by President Obama.

In lighter, related news: last weekend, Daniel Baer, U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, married his partner Brian Walsh in Vienna.

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