Last night, virulently anti-gay activist Scott Lively joined fellow activists Peter LaBarbera and John Kirkwood for a discussion on the supposed persecution of Christians in the wake of the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision.
Predictably, the conversation was filled with dire warnings and over-the-top language, such as when Lively declared that America has “entered into a time of apostasy” as evidenced by school shootings and “the barbarianistic behavior that is manifested so much on the internet.”
But worst of all, he said, is the acceptance of homosexuality, which is the most abominable of all sins because, according to the Bible, “it’s the only sin associated with the incineration of four cities.”
“The widespread acceptance of homosexuality by society is the harbinger of wrath of God,” he said. “It’s the only sin that is associated with the reprobate mind, the worst state that a person can have and then the apostate culture that derives from that … [If you read Romans,] you see what God believes about this and what he warns about. Even AIDS and these other diseases, it says they receive in themselves the penalty of their error, which is appropriate. It’s plain, simple Scripture, stated as clear as could possibly be done and that’s manifest before our eyes in the way that these people are now struggling with all these diseases that are associated with their conduct.”
“The heart of it is malicious deception,” Lively concluded, “which is the satanic goal, isn’t it?”