On his most recent “Pray In Jesus Name” program, Religious Right activist and Colorado Republican state lawmaker Gordon Klingenschmitt brought an interracial couple on to make the argument that opposition to gay marriage is nothing like opposition to interracial marriage.
Ruth Bryant White, a fringe presidential candidate in 2008, and her husband Steve told Klingenschmitt that gay relationships are not legitimate because they are based on lust and violate the laws of God.
Same-sex relationships, Ruth White said, are nothing like interracial relationships because “when you’re dealing with someone of the same sex … they’re bringing their dirty laundry and bedroom stuff to the people and it is not a civil right.”
After she asserted that “God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because of the homosexuality” and that the Bible says that gays are consumed by “the lusts of the flesh,” Klingenschmitt declared that the difference between gay marriage and interracial marriages like the Whites’ is that “homosexuality is based on lust, which God forbids as a sin, but your marriage is based on love, which God commands between one man and one woman.”
“They’re using it, saying that homosexuality is a civil right,” Ruth White declared. “There is nothing civil about it in any way shape, form or fashion. And even if it was a civil right, God’s word take precedence over anything that man’s law can do … Now we’ve got Christians who were living a straight life now that are going back into the homosexual lifestyle. That’s a lust, that’s a demon … They put that over God and His word? And they’re will to burn for eternity for that?”