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Hurricanes And Holy War: A Recap Of What The Right Wing Predicted Would Happen If Marriage Equality Arrived

Now that marriage equality is the law of the land, it seems an opportune time to take a look at some of the predictions that have been issued by the gloom and doom crowd in the past few months. Predictions of horrible things that would take place if the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. Here are a few of the more apocalyptic (and hilarious):

Rick Scarborough

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This is the nutjob who said that a pro same-sex marriage ruling would lead to the mass imprisonment of ministers across the country. More recently, he has threatened to light himself on fire as a protest. Here’s a quote from him:

“No matter what the cost, we are not going to bow, we are not going to bend, and we will burn. The preachers need to get out front, the leaders need to get out front, out front of these ordinary citizens and say, ‘Shoot me first.’”

Now I do not wish violence or pain on any person, but if this lunatic wants to set himself aflame, I kinda doubt anyone is gonna try and stop him.

James Dobson

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This is the Focus on the Family guy. No doubt you’ve seen him saying all kinds of horrible things about those he disagrees with. He’s saying same-sex marriage will lead to a a second Civil War:

“Talk about a Civil War, we could have another one over this. I really believe if what the Supreme Court is about to do is carried through with, and it looks like it will be, then we’re going to see a general collapse in the next decade or two. I just am convinced of that.”

Personally, I think he’s just hoping for another War Between the States so he can start flying his Confederate flag again.

Cindy Jacobs

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She has said that a favorable Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage could lead to an increase in natural disasters:

“I mean I don’t want [natural disasters] to come, it’s not like I’m saying ‘oh great they’re coming,’ but the point is a prophet has to say what is to come, it’s like you’re reporting. We have displeased the Lord and the earth is going to answer.”

Sounds like more hot air than Hurricane Sandy was packing.

Sandy Rios

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This is my personal favorite. Ms. Rios says that same-sex marriage being legalized will lead to holy war and we will all be forced to choose sides in the upcoming battle:

“Every single person in this room is going to be forced to make a choice, and I’m just telling you: Even if you don’t want to engage in this battle, you will and your people will, and you’d better stand. You must prepare for martyrdom. I don’t know what it’s going to look like, but it’s coming.”

She doesn’t know what it’s gonna look like because it ain’t gonna happen. Just another extremist trying to scare people into sending her money.

So if all these “prophets” are correct, it sure looks like the rest of 2015 is going to be incredibly interesting, doesn’t it?

h/t Raw Story

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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