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Rick Scarborough

Pastor
Founder, Vision America

Insisted House law protecting LGBTQ people was “better called the Mayor’s Predator Protection Act.”

Said of marriage equality: “The end game is the complete destruction of the church of the Lord Jesus, the replacement of it with this liberal theology that’s not a theology, it’s a philosophy, human-made, it goes back to the Garden of Eden when Satan wanted to be God. We now have a race of humans that don’t want to acknowledge that there’s a God.… They’re after God. This country better be aware, we’ve suffered a lot of injustices, but I’m not sure God is going to tolerate this one very long.”

Believes Supreme Court marriage ruling “opened the floodgates for an immoral life such as we have never known in this country and perhaps brought the judgment of God, finally, completely upon our country.”

—Said that the AIDS epidemic is God’s “judgement as a result of an immoral act” (at 0:10 mark) and calls it “a homosexual disease.” (at 0:27 mark).

Said of gays: “Those who engage in unnatural acts should hang their heads in shame—so should the president who asks us to celebrate their sinful lifestyle.”

—Has suggested the filing of a class action lawsuit against homosexuality.

 —Told his followers who support hate crimes protections for LGBTQ people that they will have “the blood of martyrs on your hands.”

—Said: “If this country becomes 30% Hispanic, we will no longer be America.”

—Said America “deserves judgment” for Obama policies.

—Said it’s an “abuse of language to call ‘sodomites’ gay”; said laws sending gays to prison were “based on the Bible.”

 

The GLAAD Accountability Project catalogs anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and discriminatory actions of politicians, commentators, organization heads, religious leaders, and legal figures, who have used their platforms, influence and power to spread misinformation and harm LGBTQ people.

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