LGBT people and their allies have scored decisive and historic victories in recent months, both here in the United States as well as around the globe. Such rapid progress is almost certain to prompt a verbal backlash by opponents of equality. However, one recent comment made by ultra-conservative and vocally-homophobic radio host Sandy Rios proved to be a bit more ominous than usual:
"I would not want to be in the shoes of any of the left right now. I would not want to be in Barack Obama’s shoes. I would not want to be in the shoes of homosexual activists. I say that with humility and with fear for them because God will even the score, he will sort things out, he will be God and he will not be mocked. Whereas they think they are getting away with breaking all kinds of moral laws and mocking everyone in the process, they just don’t know God, they don’t know who they are up against and we do. And that should bring out some mercy in us because I wouldn’t want to be—what did that old evangelist say: ‘it’s a fearful thing to fall into the hands of an angry God.’"
Thankfully, Rios' diatribe does not appear to be a veiled threat that references any specific retribution that should come from this so-called "angry God". Nevertheless, these comments come as part of a trend of especially violent comments that Rios has been making as of late. She has also recently expressed her support of the massacres taking place in Egypt, saying that she was "grateful" and claiming that the more than 600 victims were not "innocent". She also expressed an opinion that Muslim-Americans do not deserve to be protected by the First Amendment.