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Christian Pastor threatens to set himself on Fire to Stop Gays from Marrying

June 23, 2015
Texas pastor Rick Scarborough vows to set himself on fire.

Texas pastor Rick Scarborough vows to set himself on fire.

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.”

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18 Comments leave one →
  1. June 23, 2015 7:06 pm

    I wonder if he needs any encouragement….??

  2. June 23, 2015 7:08 pm

    Incredibly likely to be like a rapturist. ie, next time, next tiiiime

    They’re so cute, what with their grand definitive prognostications (to the day) about the universe, bless em.

  3. June 23, 2015 7:41 pm

    It’s always amusing when the “talking snake” advocates demand to be taken seriously…

  4. June 23, 2015 8:00 pm

    A man is stuck in traffic on Route 69 in Texas.

    He asks a Police officer about the delay, as he is walking from car to car, speaking with each driver.

    The Policeman says, “There’s a religious preacher threatening to douse himself with petrol and set himself on fire if gay people are allowed to get married.”

    “We haven’t had many same-gender couples getting married around these parts, so so we’re taking up a collection for him.”

    The Man replies “How much have you got so far?”

    The Policemen responds, “About 60 litres, but a lot of people are still siphoning.”

  5. TB Queensland permalink
    June 23, 2015 8:09 pm

    Chuckle @ sreb … original? Bloody good if it is!

    I suppose in the pastor’s case it’s just a trailer for where he might end up …

    Just sayin’ …

    It’s like that other couple of twits “threatening” to get divorced … WGAFF … ?

  6. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    June 24, 2015 2:42 am

    “About 60 litres, but a lot of people are still siphoning.”

    Very funny

  7. Small Business Write-Offs permalink
    June 24, 2015 10:34 am

    Everyone loves a Texas BBQ, am I right, folks?

  8. armchair opinionator permalink
    June 24, 2015 10:56 am

    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.

    note he very carefully leaves the onus of the shooting on ‘others’ knowing that no-one [except the mentally ill or the police] would shoot him dead. How about being really courageous and killing himself.

    Just as he takes his bible, his words should be taken literally.
    Don’t make a song & dance. Just.do. it.

  9. June 24, 2015 11:34 am

    “”How about being really courageous and killing himself.””

    Hear hear!!

  10. TB Queensland permalink
    June 24, 2015 11:36 am

    So you support euthanasia too, KL?

  11. June 25, 2015 9:51 am

    The Catholic church in Sydney has sent letters to at least two companies that publicly support same-sex marriage, to express its “grave concern” and accuse them of “overstepping their purpose”.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/24/catholic-church-writes-to-companies-who-support-same-sex-marriage?CMP=soc_567

  12. tonybudz permalink
    June 27, 2015 12:08 am

    I wonder if he’s gonna do it now that it passed?

  13. June 27, 2015 2:03 am

    GET HIM A PACK OF MATCHES.. IT’AS NOW LEGAL IN 50 STATES!

  14. christina r permalink
    June 27, 2015 3:31 am

    I’m waiting

  15. June 27, 2015 8:13 am

    Good morning Teabags.

    Please don`t forget to be totally unhinged today, run around in your tinfoil bedsheets, claim loudly the sky is falling, and stampede the zombie-herds.

    #Reporting on my abc this morning, in teh-usa, the supreme court has ruled `YES` to gay-marriage, and is now legal nation-wide. #Congratulations wee gay folk of teh-usa. But don`t expect `our` zombie-in-chief here in australia to learn anything from this, as he has mastered the art on Not-Learning.

  16. June 27, 2015 9:08 am

    tex””’God should drop a `nuclear weapon` on the US”””’

    #Can somebody give tex a set of keys to norad please

  17. June 27, 2015 2:20 pm

    on my abc24 were the following reports,

    report.1 was that there have been 3-tewwa attacks today/last-night, in kuwait a bomb, in france a beheading, in britain a random mass shooting

    report.2 was the teabag meeting in melbourne, the speakers were eleventy, jooLie and mr-rabbit. The `theme` was all about how the zombies were the responsible ones economically, the tough ones on tewwa, which is their usual shrill bullshit. There was `also` plenty of negatives on blib, including a pretty good zinger that the `killing-season` showed that the only things kevin07 and jooLiar could agree on is they couldn`t trust blib, and neither should we. And that is just the first day of their winter break folks.

    report.3 (some time later) mr-rabbit was all shrill and all death-cult, death-cult, death-cult, and they are coming to get us too.

    #l will boldly predict, after the winter break, and if blib is still crap in the polls, mr-rabbit will go to an early election around the time blib is tied-up with the inquiry.

  18. June 28, 2015 9:32 am

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