Christian conservative Matt Barber on Monday stated that persecution of opponents of gay marriage had already started.

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 whatsoever,” Barber said.

“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. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)