US: Broadcaster tells Christians to ‘prepare for martyrdom’ over same-sex marriage

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Sandy Rios of hate group American Family Association said Christians will “engage in battle” over the potential Supreme Court judgement.

At a conference for right-wing Christians, the AFA’s director of governmental affairs and Fox News contributor Ms Rios said: “Homosexual marriage is bringing about the tip of the spear of the battle that we’re going to face.”

She said that should the Supreme Court rule in favour of same-sex marriage in April: “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 wanna engage in this battle, you will and your people will, and you’d better stand.”

Her evidence for this was that “there are wives – your sisters, your children, who are now going to be forced to go into public restrooms and share them with men dressed like women. This is an epidemic proportion in gyms, in schools. In Massachusetts where homosexual marriage has been legal for ten years, the stories would make the hair stand up on the back of your neck.”

She did not provide any specific examples, but went on to say: “I would recommend that you stop playing it safe. The bible says if you can’t keep up with men, how will you run with horses?

“You must prepare for martyrdom. I don’t know what it’s gonna look like but it’s coming.”

She has previously compared being gay to child rape and murder, and said that teaching LGBT equality in schools is like teaching children how to use crack cocaine.

See the full clip below, courtesy of Right Wing Watch.