Christian conservative Matt Barber on
Monday stated that persecution of opponents of gay marriage had
Barber, the director of cultural
affairs at Liberty Counsel, a group opposed to gay rights, made his
comments during the Faith and Freedom radio program.
Barber vowed to never accept two
Supreme Court rulings in favor of marriage equality. One decision
gutted the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), while the second paved the
way for same-sex marriages to resume in California.
“Come what may. Come the
persecution. Come the penalties. Come what may, the full weight of
government, we will not pretend that a man can marry a man or a woman
can marry a woman under any circumstances, in any context
“The persecution is already starting
to happen,” he insisted. And “the court has opened the
floodgates for persecution to occur.”
Social conservatives must rise up in
resistance because “the line in the sand is drawn,” he added.
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