Matthew Hagee, Pastor John Hagee's son, warns listeners that a recent Supreme Court ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is a sign that the Rapture is about to occur.

The ruling ended a provision of DOMA that prohibited federal agencies from recognizing the legal marriages of gay and lesbian couples.

(Related: Obama administration moves on Social Security benefits for married gay couples.)

“In the days of Noah, men were wicked in their hearts, in their thoughts, in their deeds,” Hagee said during a recent Hagee Hotline segment. “Men were agnostic, not believing in God. Men were individuals who believed that they could be like God. We have all of those things happening in the world around us. As it was in the days of Lot. What was happening in the days of Lot? Men had given up the natural affections for women and were lying with other men as they lied [sic] with their wives. That's happening in the world today. Last week, the Supreme Court said that the Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional in that same-sex couples should have equal representation under the law. That's something that would have been applauded in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. So when you see these things similar to the days of Noah and similar to the days of Lot, it's very easy to know that the Rapture of the church is about to occur.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

David Pakman commented on this show: “I actually wonder. If the Rapture really were coming, would be better off as a society saving the bigots or saving gay people? If the gays were raptured, the bigots would just find another group to complain about. Maybe Hispanic people. Maybe they would regress to complaining about interracial marriage, whatever the case may be. If the bigots were raptured, I don't know.”