Gay rights foe Scott Lively says passage of marriage equality in New York signals the end of civilization.

Lively, who has argued that gay rights are dangerous and has admitted that he traveled to Uganda to give testimony in favor of an anti-gay measure which includes a death penalty provision for people who repeatedly engage in gay sex and those who are HIV-positive, recently vowed to tone down his anti-gay rhetoric and focus his Massachusetts-based ministry on helping the downtrodden.

In a new post titled 'Gay Marriage' as a Sign of the End Times, Lively argues that “the time is very short.”

“God has chosen rampant homosexuality to be a key warning sign for judgment of the world as a whole, and not just of individual nations,” Lively writes.

“When I was born homosexuality was illegal throughout the entire world. In the space of just half a century this tiny 1-3% of the population have made themselves a global political power with greater influence in the courtrooms and legislatures of the world than the Church of Jesus Christ. This astonishing transformation surpasses that of Darwinism, Marxism and even Islam in its speed and breadth of reach. To my thinking, this can only have been accomplished by the god of this world (Satan 2 Cor 4:4) who knows his time is short and is making his move.”

“I am finding triumphal emails in my in-box form homosexual activists, gloating over their latest victory [gay marriage in New York]. In the past I would have found these irritating, but now they simply confirm my impression that the time is very short,” he added.

Lively fails to mention how greater societal acceptance of LGBT people translates into “rampant homosexuality” given his own suggestion that only 1-3% of the population is gay.