Scarborough: ‘Fight to the Death’ to Stop Gay Marriage

Rick Scarborough has bravely declared that he will go to jail and “fight to the death” to stop gay marriage in this country. I’ve noticed that it’s really so much easier to declare one’s willingness to be a martyr when there’s no actual threat of having to follow through on it.

“We don’t capitulate, we fight until we die, we push back with all our might,” Scarborough said. “This is a Dietrich Bonhoeffer moment for every preacher in America. This is a moment where we find whether the Christians who claim to know Jesus really confess Christ, that is what we’re attempting to find out.”

“There’s going to have to be a massive response to this if we get the adverse ruling that from all predictions will come apart from God’s intervention,” he continued…

“Are we going to sit back and let the country be destroyed? Or as believers, are we going to stand up and be counted?” he asked. “As for me and my house, we’re going to serve the Lord for this, we’re going to go to jail if necessary, we are not going to take this just sitting back and watching it.”

Of course you are. Oh, you’ll rage about it for a while. But public opinion will leave you in the dust and you’ll eventually have to move on to the next issue to freak out about so the donations keep rolling in.

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  • wreck

    Dude really needs to get a life.

  • tbp1

    Have any of these people actually projected a scenario in which they might lose their life? Do think they government gay squad is going to target them for assassination? Do they imagine an armed revolt?

    I also can’t figure out what the people who are calling for “civil disobedience” think that is going to look like. What actions are they likely to to get arrested for? Human chains in front of the county clerk’s office? Trying to halt people’s weddings?

  • ed440

    I love how everything the wingnuts don’t like is going to “destroy America.” If their predictions came true this country would already have been destroyed dozens of times!

  • http://composer99.blogspot.ca composer99

    My concern lies with what, exactly, Scarborough (or if not Scarborough, assuming he is a chickenhawk, then his audience) might decide to go to jail for.

  • Synfandel

    This “we fight until we die” language is the kind of thing that no one takes seriously until after the suicide bombing. I hope the Department of Homeland Security is investigating this man’s activities. (And a not-so-better angel of my nature hopes the investigation entails an unpleasant rectal search.)

  • John Pieret

    This is a Dietrich Bonhoeffer moment for every preacher in America

    Yeah! The pink boxcars are going to start rolling out any minute now.

  • raven

    “This is a Dietrich Bonhoeffer moment for every preacher in America.

    No. Some ministers don’t have a problem with gay marriage. The US Presbytarian church just came out in support.

    Scarborough is simply lying. The fundies only make up 26% of the population. They are outnumbered by other xians and the other 74% of the US population. The Nones are almost as large at 21%.

    Scarborough is a small minority claiming to be a large majority.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    I, for one, am engaging in civil disobedience as we speak. I refuse to get Gay Married. Take that, Big Glitter!

     

    John Pieret “Yeah! The pink boxcars are going to start rolling out any minute now.”

    To be fair, the Concentration camps had ovens. Obama’s camps will, too. Granted, they’ll be for cakes, but stil…

  • scienceavenger

    I too am concerned as to what Scarborough thinks he’s going to do to warrant going to jail. Obviously bleating ignorant claptrap in public to his flock isn’t going to do it. Stand up and be counted all you like. Hell, I’ll be happy to do the counting for you. Shouldn’t be a problem as long as you don’t mind ever-diminishing sums.

  • dingojack

    MO (#8) – but will those cake ovens only be used for baking gay wedding cakes?

    Dingo

    .

  • Michael Heath

    Ed concludes:

    . . . public opinion will leave you [Rick Scarborough] in the dust and you’ll eventually have to move on to the next issue to freak out about so the donations keep rolling in.

    I used to think atheists were high up in the queue of who would become the most hated group by conservative Christians. However Muslims moved ahead after President Bush left office. That plus the share of ‘nones’ is rising so quickly they may not get the opportunity.

    If atheists do become Target #1, I think conservative Christians will have to concede even more power in the GOP to its business constituents.

  • Larry

    So why isn’t their god handling this personally? It sounds pretty serious and it is handing off the wet work to a bunch of proxies who seem interested in issuing dire pronouncements instead of taking action. It seems like a god would be able to handle the retribution with minimal muss and fuss, sort of like the Noah’s ark thing he did. Afterall, if you need something done right, you can’t go wrong with mass genocide.

  • http://ingles.homeunix.net/ Ray Ingles

    On various conservative sites, I’ve been asking people worried about ‘clergy being forced to marry gays’ to put their money where their mouths are. Oddly enough, it’s taken a few years to get a taker. Finally got a guy who is probably willing to put up $100.00 that “(1) before May 2016 (2) a priest, pastor, minister, rabbi, or some form of clergy (3) will be compelled by law (either legislation or a court decision) (4) to either legally marry a gay couple or else not legally marry anyone at all. ” If, that is, the comment is ever approved by First Things.

  • llewelly

    I also can’t figure out what the people who are calling for “civil disobedience” think that is going to look like.

    They do engage in protests now and then. Those protests are very, very small. But their civil disobedience has evolved; they now prefer to have someone involved with fraudulent journalism start an online fundraiser, and raise a ton of money from their fellow bigots. We’re told the money will go to the martyr, but that’s not entirely clear.

  • Big Boppa

    Larry @12

    To be fair, God’s been busy doing his part. Why, just last night, he obliterated a small farming town in northern Illinois to demonstrate his mighty wrath to the gay marryin’ crowd. Never mind that the gay population of that particular town was probably less than 1. You can’t expect the guy to run an entire universe AND have spot-on aim.

  • John Pieret

    Big Boppa:

    I’m pretty sure the tornado was in retaliation for the politicians caving in on the Indiana RFRA law. Illinois … Indiana … big Midwestern states starting with “I” … an easy mistake to make.

    Iowa had better watch out!

  • theguy

    “Are we going to sit back and let the country be destroyed? Or as believers, are we going to stand up and be counted are we going to do it ourselves?”

    FTFY

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    Funny how these turkeys never decide that, since God let X happen, God wants it to happen, and that they should stop opposing it.

  • anubisprime

    Anyone remember why Christianity is the loving ethical morality we need and deserve?

    This is not the Christianity that was advertized by its fans..any chance of a law suit citing sale of goods under false pretenses?

  • U Frood

    Who does he intend to fight, anyway? Is he going to attack the supreme court justices? Or just the clerk issuing marriage licenses?

  • tbp1

    #18:

    Funny how these turkeys never decide that, since God let X happen, God wants it to happen, and that they should stop opposing it.

    That only applies when something happens that they like. Then it’s obviously God’s will.