John M. Becker

Beck: Half of U.S. Churches Will Close Because Marriage Equality

Filed By John M. Becker | May 01, 2015 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: fearmongering, gay marriage, Glenn Beck, hysteria, marriage equality, martyrdom, persecution complex, same-sex marriage, tinfoil hat

"Persecution is coming. If [nationwide marriage equality] goes through, persecution is coming...

"Mark my words... if gay marriage goes through the Supreme Court and gay marriage becomes fine and they can put teeth in it so now they can go after the churches, like the president's lawyer says, 50 percent of our churches will fall away. Meaning the congregations -- within five years, 50 percent of the congregants will fall away from their church because they won't be able to take the persecution...

"Mark my words: within five years, 50 percent of the people that you sit next to in church will not be there. And not because they're like, 'You know what, I think [same-sex marriage is] fine,' [but] because they'll say, 'I can't do that, I'll lose my job, people are picketing my house, I just can't do that.'"

-- Manic right-wing conspiracy-monger Glenn Beck, hysterically claiming on his radio show this week that if the Supreme Court legalizes marriage equality nationwide, Christians will become so persecuted that half the churches in the country will close their doors because people will be too afraid to attend.

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