Sandy Rios of the American Family Association told an audience of Christian right followers that if the Supreme Court overturns state laws against same-sex marriage, they will have to prepare for “martyrdom.” Because something something CROSS-DRESSING MEN WILL INVADE OUR BATHROOMS! BE AFRAID!
“Homosexual marriage is going to bring about the tip of the spear of the battle we’re going to face,” Rios said Thursday to a gathering of religious right activists and pastors.
Right Wing Watch reported that Rios warned participants that “your wives, your sisters, your children who now are going to be forced to go into public restrooms and share them with men dressed like women.”…
She warned that Christians would be faced with a choice as soon as next month if the Supreme Court struck down laws banning same-sex marriage.“If they do, 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,” Rios warned.
She told the Christian activists to “stop playing it safe,” telling them the Bible encouraged bold action.
“You must prepare for martyrdom,” Rios said. “I don’t know what it’s going to look like, but it’s coming.”
It’s tempting to say, as I have in the past, that these people just crave persecution. But the truth is actually the opposite. They don’t crave persecution, they crave the perception of persecution. They want to think they’re being persecuted, to pretend to be persecuted, without actually being persecuted. That’s the best kind of persecution, the kind that doesn’t actually exist, because it allows you to claim some kind of moral authority without any actual suffering.