During a speech in July, Mat Staver, chairman of the Christian conservative Liberty Counsel, railed against the Supreme Court's ruling striking down gay marriage bans in all 50 states, saying it would lead America “into the very pit of Hell.”

Staver, who is representing Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis in her legal fight not to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, told a Reclaiming America for Christ audience that neither the Supreme Court nor any state could legalize such unions because they contradict the will of God.

“We need to stop playing charades,” Staver said. “Thinking that five individuals can re-write God's natural, created order of marriage as a union of a man and woman, and 320 million Americans are simply just going to follow them like the Pied Piper off the cliff into the very pit of Hell.”

“[A]s for me … I will not obey those five!”

“I will obey God rather than man. And they have shaken their fist in the face of the Creator, and we must resist that.”

Staver called the ruling “a grave sin” and warned of judgment for the majority justices in the case “unless they repent.”