Jeffress: Gay Marriage Sign of the Last Days

Robert Jeffress, a raging bigot and Southern Baptist megapreacher, says that same-sex marriage is “the greatest sign of the end times that we see in our country right now.” Oh, and abortion. And everything else he doesn’t like, of course. Everything bad is a sign of the end times.

“I think the greatest sign of the End Times that we see in our country right now is the increasing moral disorder in our country that we’re seeing played out in our culture right now,” the prominent Southern Baptist pastor said. “Especially in the realm of gay marriage. What was thought to be unbelievable just 10 or 20 years ago, our culture is now celebrating. A perversion that was once condemned is now celebrated.”

Jeffress went on to warn that the Supreme Court will most likely strike down all the gay marriage bans in America relatively soon and then gay activists “will not rest, these extremists, until they make us all bow down and bless what God has called a perversion.”

The Bible warns, Jeffress said, that “in the Last Days, there will be no restraint and you see that not only in the acceptance of gay marriage, but also in abortion, you see it in the lawlessness where police officers are gunned down routinely. All of these things are a sign of the Last Days.”

So I’ll once again ask the obvious questions: Then why are you fighting against those things? Isn’t it God’s will as prophecied in the Bible? Isn’t that the necessary step to you being raptured and joining the Lord in heaven? Shouldn’t that be a really, really good thing? Shouldn’t you be celebrating it? Why are you against God’s will? Why do you hate the baby Jesus so much?

Oh, and Fifty Shades of Gray is also a sign of the end times.

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  • http://howlandbolton.com richardelguru

    Maybe it IS a sign of the last days/end times…of Robert Jeffress?

  • U Frood

    He’s just upset that the Rapture came and went a few years ago and he got left behind with the rest of us.

  • raven

    The Bible warns, Jeffress said, that “in the Last Days, there will be no restraint and you see that not only in the acceptance of gay marriage, but also in abortion, you see it in the lawlessness where police officers are gunned down routinely.

    I don’t remember this from John’s Excellent Drug Trip aka Revelation*. Or anywhere else in the bible.

    If a fundie xian especially a minister quotes the bible, most of the time it is either taken out of context or simply isn’t in the bible. In other words, they are lying about their magic book.

  • Georgia Sam

    Of course it’s a sign of the last days — as were the fall of Rome, bubonic plague, the 30 Years’ War, the Civil War, WWI, the flu epidemic of 1918, WWII, the establishment of the nation of Israel, the cold war, JFK’s election as president, Roe vs. Wade, Mikhail Gorbachev, & thousands of other events over the past 2000 years or so.

  • raven

    I don’t remember this from John’s Excellent Drug Trip aka Revelation*.

    *I’m not even going to try and find it. Revelation is a monumental waste of time and I’m too busy and not in the mood for gibberish.

    Revelation started me on the way of of xianity. I was 7 or 8 in church and bored. I’d been told the bible was a magic book. Revelation was supposed to be what the future will be.

    How could I resist. A magic book from god that outlines the future. I read a couple of pages and thought, “This is gibberish that doesn’t make any sense.” I’ve read it several times since. It’s still gibberish that doesn’t make any sense.

    PS My natal church never referred to Revelation. It was the funny uncle locked in the basement that no one talks about. I suspect that they hoped that no one else would read it and ask them to explain it. When Martin Luther was editing the bible, he threw out a bunch of books. He almost threw out Revelation.

  • Larry

    He’s right! Two, three hundred years from now, the US will be no more, all because of SSM in 2015. Let’s hear what you have to say then!

  • Loqi

    Oh, and Fifty Shades of Gray is also a sign of the end times.

    I can see where he’s going with this, but it’s still wrong.

  • grumpyoldfart

    What was thought to be unbelievable just 10 or 20 years ago, our culture is now celebrating. A perversion that was once condemned is now celebrated.”

    Exactly the same words were used to describe the sexual revolution and the hippie culture in the 1960s.

    The same words were also used to describe the Roaring Twenties when young flappers raised their skirts above their knees and danced the night away while gangsters blasted each other to death with tommy guns.

    At least a couple of times each century the Christian bigots claim that morals are declining and the world is coming to an end. It’s an old chant but it gets the mugs in the pews excited so it never goes out of fashion.

  • cptdoom

    Exactly the same words were used to describe the sexual revolution and the hippie culture in the 1960s.

    And interracial marriage and the Protestant Reformation, basically any change in society is condemned by those in power during those times.

  • tbp1

    Is there anything that hasn’t been cited as a sign of the end times?

  • dugglebogey

    Come on. To baptists women wearing hair shorter than shoulder length is the “end of times.”

    Totally a “boy who cried apocalypse” situation.

  • dugglebogey

    I think our society can withstand 50 Shades of Grey, but only just barely.

  • raven

    And interracial marriage and the Protestant Reformation, basically any change in society is condemned by those in power during those times.

    The fundies of any age have to be dragged kicking and screaming along as our society evolves and advances.

    They opposed astronomy and Heliocentrism. Galileo.

    Lightning rods to prevent structures burning.

    Anesthesia for childbirth and surgery.

    Vaccination to prevent smallpox.

    Abolishment of slavery.

    Desegragation.

    Women voting.

    Immigration of undesirable aliens like the Germans, Irish, Italians, and Slavs.

    Divorce.

    The Theory of Evolution.

    Geology, Old Universe theory.

    Contraception.

    Indoor Plumbing. (Probably not but I’m surprised they didn’t.)

    Today it is opposing legatlization of marijuana, acknowledging global warming. Heliocentrism (still), SSM, female equality, and sometimes modern medicine (still).

    They really don’t add anything worthwhile to our society.

  • Lady Mondegreen

    My cat threw up a hairball.

    SIGN OF THE END TIMES.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Funny, my copy of the Bible doesn’t say anything at all about police, and the closest it comes to guns is a guy named Guni (son of Naphtali, father of Abdiel).

    The Devil is stealing verses from the Good Book – clearly a Sign!!!1!

  • Michael Heath

    wingnut:

    What was thought to be unbelievable just 10 or 20 years ago, our culture is now celebrating. A perversion that was once condemned is now celebrated.”

    grumpyoldfart responds:

    Exactly the same words were used to describe the sexual revolution and the hippie culture in the 1960s.

    Also, movies were made to warn us of this impending to life as we know it. I remember going to a Billy Graham produced movie that showed the rapture happening in the 1970s.

  • theguy

    Let’s unpack the bullshit one sentence at a time.

    “there will be no restraint and you see that not only in the acceptance of gay marriage”

    which is also about the acceptance of gay monogamy, so clearly you’re stupid.

    “but also in abortion”

    For fundies who don’t use contraception. Everybody else is being responsible.

    “you see it in the lawlessness where police officers are gunned down routinely”

    Stupid motherfucker. The crime rate’s been dropping for 20 years and so has the rate of cops killed on the job. I’m guessing Pastor Chickenshit is fine with unarmed black men being “gunned down routinely”

  • jnorris

    Gay marriage: a perversion that was once condemned is now celebrated.

    Slavery: a perversion that is celebrated in both the Old and New Testaments is now condemned.

    Funny how Christianity works.

  • dingojack

    And then there’s that giant StayPuft™ Marshmallow Man destroying NYC, funny how you missed that one Jeffries!

    @@ Dingo

    —————-

    I think he’s probably right – it’s the end-of-the-world as RWNJ know it (and I feel fine), from here on out Fundies are going to be more and more irrelevant as their predicted general apocalypse turns out to apply, merely, to the Fundies’ own backward beliefs.

    Book now & avoid the rush for the best seats in the point-n-laugh stands!

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    I think our society can withstand 50 Shades of Grey, but only just barely.

    It’s that 51st shade of grey that’s gonna do us in.

  • peterh

    @ Raven:

    The Jacobean scolars & divines working toward the Authorized Version of 1611 – KJV – seriously considered not including Revelation – likely for reasons quite similar to your own for disliking that particular text.

  • peterh

    “scholars” (ask the Blog Fairy for an edit function)

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  • otrame

    Somewhat OT: The funny thing is that I hang out online with a whole bunch of people who actively like reading BDSM porn. Every single one of them HATES 50SoG. Hates it. The mantra is safe, sane, and consensual. A person chooses to submit. A person who likes some pain with sex asks for it. It is all about consent and all about power sharing. They say 50SoG is exactly how NOT to do BDSM.*

    Now personally, that sort of thing leaves me absolutely cold, but strangely enough, not every one’s sexuality is exactly like mine and I am just fine with that, provided that we are talking consenting adults.

    *It is also incredibly galling that it was originally Twilight fan fiction. Of all the truly amazing fiction available in fan fic–yes there a a lot of great fiction, though, as in all things, Sturgeon’s Law applies–this piece of crap is the one that successfully filed the serial numbers off and got published.

  • howardhershey

    Funny thing. Reality says that violent crime and even property crime is down. That includes violence *against* policemen. OTOH, the number of people shot and killed *by* policemen has been going up. Something does not compute.

    http://www.nleomf.org/facts/officer-fatalities-data/year.html

    [2013 deaths were 102]

    There is no firm data available for people killed by police. Estimates range from 400 to 1000. The mentally ill (at least 25% of the total) and young black males are at particular risk (30 times greater than young white male deaths per capita).

    http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/another-much-higher-count-of-police-homicides/

  • https://www.facebook.com/app_scoped_user_id/998778646822624/ Luis Lopez

    You’re not forced to believe in Jesus… Its similar to the chronicles of narnia. You don’t have to believe there’s “another world behind the wardrobe” Like in the movie………………..

    But. ID rather die believing in god “to find out there is no god” …… Than: Die NOT believing in God. To find out There is a God…