Conservative commentator Glenn Beck
warned Friday that having secured marriage, gay rights activists will
now turn to stripping the rights of everyone else.
Beck told his radio listeners that the
Supreme Court's decision striking down gay marriage bans will “change
“This is going to change everything.
They have now changed the definition of marriage,” Beck said.
“That's not really what I'm concerned about. I am concerned about
now, what this means to you, if you believe in traditional marriage.”
“[In] the coming days, you will see
that [tolerance for gay couples] is not what this is going to mean.”
“You said this is about love. You
said this is about who you love. Is it? Because now it must stop.
Now you're on equal footing. Now are you going to say, 'I want to
crush you and your rights?' And that is what's coming. Our churches
had better wake up, because game is no now.”
Beck added that because his Mormon
church will not perform gay weddings he was at risk of losing his
“This could mean the end of radio
broadcasts like mine,” Beck
said. “I am on now public airwaves regulated by the federal
government. If I say, or anybody on this show says they're for
traditional marriage, which I am in my personal life ... that now
puts this radio broadcast in jeopardy because we are on federally
regulated airwaves. I will tell you that I am going to begin, today,
looking for other vehicles besides the radio broadcast just so, in a
two year period, should somebody start to mount this, what does that