Christian conservative Bryan Fischer on
Friday predicted violence if the Supreme court strikes down state
bans on gay marriage.
The nation's highest court is expected
to rule next month in a case challenging bans in four states. The
court could knock down the 13 bans that remain in place, bringing
nationwide marriage equality.
Fischer called on state lawmakers to
approve resolutions declaring that they will not abide by any Supreme
Court ruling that allows gay and lesbian couples to marry.
States “have every moral and legal
right to ignore the federal government,” Fischer told his radio
“The Supreme Court can be slapped
down through a deliberative and representative process, rather than
through chaos and civil unrest, which I and a lot of other pro-family
leaders fear is the alternative. If the Supreme Court continues to
overreach and they aren't checked, we are headed towards civil
unrest. I don't think there is any other way around it. If it's not
stopped and reversed, the tyrannical overreach of the Supreme Court,
we are to have social dislocation and I believe we are going to have
violence as a result. And that is simply because freedom is too
deeply ingrained in the DNA of the American people to permit tyranny
to continue unchecked forever,” he
Texas is among the states attempting to
deflect a Supreme Court ruling striking down restrictive marriage
bans. A controversial bill which sought to prohibit state or local
governments from using public funds to issue marriage licenses to gay
couples died in the House on Thursday as a midnight deadline arrived.
runs out on Texas effort to ban officials from issuing marriage
licenses to gay couples.)