National Organization for Marriage (NOM) President Brian Brown on Wednesday called for the use of religious liberty laws to undermine the Supreme Court's ruling striking down gay marriage bans.

In addressing a World Congress of Families (WCF) audience in Salt Lake City, Brown struck a defiant tone, claiming that “out unelected masters” on the nation's highest court had “put a lie into the law,” just like they had with slavery in the Dred Scott decision.

“Instead of being depressed, we should savor the fact that we live at a point in history, like those times before, in which we can stand for the truth, make a difference, and God has put us here for some reason,” Brown said. “This fight is not over. It has just begun.”

According to Right Wing Watch, Brown laid out a four-pronged approach to rolling back marriage equality: Affirm continually and publicly that marriage is by nature a union of a man and a woman; Reject the Supreme Court's decision as illegitimate; Overturn the decision; and contain the damage in the meantime by passing laws that allow public officials and business people to refuse to have anything to do with gay couples' marriages. pointed out that Brown's last goal was something of a flub, in so much as he had conceded that such laws were more about undermining the marriages of gay couples than protecting the religious freedom of Christians.