Family Research Council (FRC) President
Tony Perkins has predicted that a Supreme Court ruling striking down
state bans on gay marriage will trigger a Christian uprising.
The nation's highest court will hear
oral arguments in a case challenging marriage bans in Ohio, Kentucky,
Michigan and Tennessee on April 28, with a ruling expected in June.
When a caller to his Washington
Watch radio program claimed that President Barack Obama was
trained by his father to “hate Christians,” Perkins responded
that he couldn't say for sure whether the president is “a follower
of Allah” but knows that he is “deferential toward Islam and has
been hostile to orthodox Christianity.”
“I think, John, your point about
Christians rising up, I think we are getting close to that in this
country as we see increasingly this growing hostility at the hands of
our own government toward Christianity and I think especially if the
court imposes upon the nation a redefinition of marriage,” Perkins
said. “I don't think the nation is going to accept it. I
absolutely don't. And the conflict that is going to come as a result
Elsewhere on the program, Perkins said
that his group would be leading “twenty-one days of prayer and
fasting for out nation” leading up to opening arguments in the
marriage case before the Supreme Court.