James Dobson hosted three fellow bigots on his radio show — Brian Brown, Maggie Gallagher, and Jim Garlow — and I found it almost comical to see where they’re at in the five stages of grieving over the inevitable loss on same-sex marriage. Anger, bargaining, even a hint of acceptance, along with absurd hope.
“We, in this country, are learning to gear up for resistance and we are not giving up under any condition,” Garlow said. “The devastation from this could come so severely that, years from now, if the nation is not completely destroyed, that we could see a recycling and a re-visiting of God’s purpose for marriage.”
Dobson was less enthusiastic, wondering just how much “damage will be done to how many people” in the interim.
“Horrific,” Garlow said. “Horrific. But wars do that, unfortunately.”
Garlow then went on to marvel that we are even having debates over issues like abortion and marriage, declaring that it is “shocking how far we’ve gone towards Nazi Germany and other kinds of dictatorships of this magnitude,” which prompted Gallagher to weigh in and declare that Christians will win this battle in the end.
“I think it’s going to get very bad out there,” she said. “And I think, just as it did in the early days of the Roman Empire, that there is going to be a sense that, if we do our jobs, that Christianity offers the only real alternative to an increasingly debauched public square.”
It’s all going to collapse because some gay people get married! We’ll have to go underground, but we can rebuild civilization someday! Oh, and….NAZIS! Because of course Nazis.