Douglas MacKinnon, a former aide to President Ronald Reagan, wants Southern states to secede over gay marriage.

MacKinnon, the author of The Secessionist States of America: The Blueprint for Creating a Traditional Values Country … Now, told radio host Janet Mefferd that the conservative nation should be called Reagan.

“For whatever reason the leaders that we're picking are deciding not to stand firmly for traditional values,” MacKinnon said.

A civil war, MacKinnon said, is necessary to preserve the religious rights of those who oppose gay rights.

“If you happen to make a donation in favor of traditional marriage, you can lose your job. If you happen to refuse to bake a cake for a gay couple because it goes against your religious beliefs, you can be driven out of business,” he said.

MacKinnon said Texas should not play a role in forming the new Reagan nation because “there have been a number of incursions into Texas and other places from some of the folks in Mexico.”