Two of the most ridiculous bigots in the country came together when Peter LaBarbera interviewed Rick Scarborough on his radio show. LaBarbera declared same-sex marriage to be “blasphemous” and Scarborough said allowing it slaps Jesus in the face. Oh, and it will lead to rounding up Christians and throwing them in prison.
LaBarbera: Tell us the significance of America, the American institutions, our government getting behind what I call the blasphemous idea of homosexual so-called marriage. What is the significance of that for our country and for our people spiritually?
Scarborough: Well, we have literally slapped the face of the only hope we have and that is the Lord Jesus. We officially have taken positions now as a country that are [antithetical] to the Bible and [antithetical] to a God who gave us our liberties and guaranteed our rights. If we don’t hasten to repent of that, then the God who gave us freedom is also the God who will allow tyranny to take it away from us. God is our greatest hope, but He’s also our greatest threat. And God help us if we forget that…
Had you twenty years ago said homosexuality would become commonplace, people would have said you were crazy. If you’d have said five years ago we would legalize homosexual unions and homosexual activity in our military, people would have said no way. But now all of those things are the norm and you and I and what we believe are becoming increasingly marginalized and soon we will be imprisoned if this trend continues. We’ve got to stand up, speak up and refuse to shut up.
Homosexuality is, of course, no more common than it was 20 years ago. The changes in society over the last 20 years haven’t magically created more gay people than there ever were. They just aren’t being cowered by bigots like this and they’re no longer accepting their attempts to deny them equality.