Christian Pastor threatens to set himself on Fire to Stop Gays from Marrying
A Christian pastor has threatened to set himself on fire to stop loving gay couples from being legally recognised.
The Texas-based pastor Rick Scarborough made the claim ahead of an anticipated ruling from the US Supreme Court later this month – which could bring same-sex marriage to all 50 US states including Texas.
“We’re simply being pre-emptive and saying, no matter what the cost, we are not going to bow, we are not going to bend, and we will burn,” he said.
With the prospect of marriage equality looming as a foregone conclusion, Mr Scarborough also claimed that religious leaders should offer themselves up to be “shot dead.”
“The preachers need to get out front, the leaders need to get out front, out front of these ordinary citizens and say, ‘Shoot me first,” he said.
“The end game is the complete destruction of the church of the Lord Jesus, the replacement of it with this liberal theology that’s not a theology…”
“It goes back to the Garden of Eden when Satan wanted to be God. We now have a race of humans that don’t want to acknowledge that there’s a God.”
“If the court does rule this, they will have to step over natural law. They’re after God. This country better be aware, we’ve suffered a lot of injustices, but I’m not sure God is going to tolerate this one very long,” he said.
He previously claimed that God should drop a “nuclear weapon” on the US, because it appoints “gay ambassadors.”