Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan has criticized a Supreme Court decision to allow five rulings striking down state bans on gay marriage to stand.

In addition to the high court's order affecting 11 states, a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision affects another 5 states.

(Related: Gay couples receive marriage licenses in Kansas, Nevada, West Virginia.)

In an op-ed, Buchanan suggestively calls on Christians to engage in civil disobedience and for Congress to dismantle the court system.

“Do the states have the right to outlaw same-sex marriage?” Buchanan rhetorically asked.

“Not long ago the question would have been seen as absurd. For every state regarded homosexual acts as crimes.”

“But today rogue judges and justices, appointed for life, answer to no one, instruct a once-democratic republic on what laws we may and may not enact.”

Buchanan went on to lament the public response to what he called the Supreme Court's “de-Christianization of all public institutions.”

“Why was there not massive civil disobedience against this anti-Christian discrimination, as there was against segregation? Why did Congress, which has the power to abolish every federal district and appellate court and to restrict the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, not act?” he asked.

Buchanan is working off the incorrect assumption that all Christians oppose marriage equality.

(Related: Faith leaders urge Arkansas Supreme Court to strike down gay marriage ban.)