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 listeners.

“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 added.

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.

(Related: Clock runs out on Texas effort to ban officials from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples.)