Tennessee State Rep. Mark Pody said
recently that he introduced a bill that seeks to void marriage
equality because God tasked him with warning the “wicked” that
their “sin” will lead to death.
“I believe I'm supposed to be
speaking to the unsaved, to the people that are involved in same-sex
said during a recent event. “It is wicked. It is wrong. And
I am doing the best I can to warn them.”
Pody's bill, titled the Tennessee
Natural Marriage Defense Act, would void the Supreme Court's June
finding in Obergefell v. Hodges that gay and lesbian couples
have a constitutional right to marry.
“Natural marriage between one (1) man
and one (1) woman as recognized by the people of Tennessee remains
the law in Tennessee, regardless of any court decision to the
bill (House Bill 1412) states.
“Any court decision purporting to
strike down natural marriage, including Obergefell v. Hodges,
is unauthoritative, void and of no effect.”
Pody told supporters that passage of
his bill would say, “No, it will not happen here!”
“I believe that Nashville, Tennessee,
is the time and the place that we put down the stake and we say, 'No
more!'” he said.
He added that the time had come for
Christians to rise up against this “unconstitutional tyranny,”
because “the Supreme Court is not the supreme being” and God is
working miracles in generating support for his legislation.