Christian conservative Rick Scarborough
has pledged to “burn” rather than give up his opposition to
Appearing on the National Emergency
Coalition conference call hosted by E.W. Jackson, a pastor and the
2013 Republican ticket's nominee for lieutenant governor of Virginia,
Scarborough, a former Southern Baptist pastor from Pearland, Texas
who now heads Vision America, called on opponents of same-sex
marriage to stand strong on the issue, even if it means death: “We
are not going to bow. We are not going to bend. And if necessary,
we will burn.”
“The preachers need to get out front.
The leaders need to get out front. Out front of these ordinary
citizens and say, 'Shoot me first,'” Scarborough
said, a reference to business owners such as florists and bakers
who claim that their religious faith won't allow them to serve gay
and lesbian couples.
Marriage equality activists are “after
God,” he said, and called marriage equality a Satanic plot.
“The end game is the complete
destruction of the church of the Lord Jesus. The replacement of it
with this liberal theology that's not a theology, it's a philosophy,
human made. It goes back to the Garden of Eden when Satan wanted to
be God. We now have a race of humans that don't want to acknowledge
that there's a God,” he said.