Dr. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has said gay marriage is coming and Christians need to “deal with that,” RightWingWatch.org reported.

Two days after President Obama announced he would no longer defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which bans federal recognition of gay marriage, Mohler told Focus on the Family's Jim Daly that marriage equality was not only inevitable but a reality for a “good number of Americans.”

“I think a lot of Christian conservatives are going to try to deny the obvious,” Mohler said on Daly's radio broadcast. “I mean, when we talk about same-sex marriage, we talk about something that is already legal in one form or another in basically twelve states. So whether they call it marriage, as they do in a few states, or marriage lite as they have now in twelve states, the reality is that a good number of Americans are living where they're already facing not just the inevitability, but the reality of same-sex marriage. I think it's clear that something like same-sex marriage – indeed, almost exactly what we would envision by that – is going to become normalized, legalized, and recognized in the culture.”

“It's time for Christians to start thinking about how we're going to deal with that,” he added.