The group working to keep Maryland's gay marriage law from taking effect believes gay people and their allies are “worthy of death.”

During a panel discussion on Question 6, the November 6 ballot question which will decide the fate of the law approved by lawmakers, hosted by the Maryland Marriage Alliance, Pastor Robert Anderson of the Colonial Baptist Church in Randallstown, Maryland incorrectly stated that gay couples already enjoy similar benefits in Maryland and that the law might open a backdoor to bestiality or polygamy.

“Right or wrong, it's already there. They already have benefits and things of that nature,” Anderson said.

“Whatever happened to sin?” he later added to a round of “Amens.”

“It is not fair to open up a backdoor that will legalize prostitution. It is not fair to open up a backdoor that will possibly legalize bestiality. It's not fair to open up a backdoor that will possibly lead to polygamy. Once you start messing with what God has established for us, we're opening up a door to redefining incest. Where do you stop?”

“The Scriptures in Leviticus 18:22 – you know what that says: that a man is not to lay down with another man; if they do that, it's an abomination. But there is one verse I really wanted to drive home and then I'll stop, but that's in Romans Chapter 1. And it's the very last verse – as you know, Paul addresses this. Listen to the last verse: 'Knowing the righteous judgment of God that those who practice such things are deserving of death. Not only do the same' – but watch this – 'for those who also approve of those who practice these things.'”

“If we don't vote against it, then we are approving these things that are worthy of death!” Anderson said. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

Also on the panel were Derek McCoy, executive director of the Maryland Marriage Alliance and Greg Quinlan, president of the ex-gay group Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays (PFOX).