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  • Fire And Brimstone Pastor Promises To Set Himself On Fire If Supreme Court Rules For Gay Marriage

    Rick Scarborough, a religious fundamentalist and former Southern Baptist pastor, says he intends to set himself on fire in protest of marriage equality.

    In a "National Emergency Coalition" conference call between two Christian fundamentalist preachers, former Houston-area pastor Rick Scarborough told former Virginia GOP politician E.W. Jackson that he would rather burn than "sanction" a same-sex marriage.

    "We are not going to bow. We are not going to bend, and if necessary we will burn," Scarborough said — suggesting that he'd self-immolate in protest of a forthcoming marriage equality ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Right Wing Watch published Scarborough's concernedly suicidal remarks. As far as I can tell through online research, Scarborough is totally ineffectual, entertaining a few grey hairs longing for their day, lost in memory of previous anti-gay times.

    "The preachers need to get out front, the leaders need to get out front, out front of these ordinary citizens and say, 'Shoot me first,'" Scarborough also said.

    UPDATE: Fire And Brimstone Pastor Who Said He'd Set Himself On Fire Over Gay Marriage Now Getting Cold Feet

    And, of course, he imagines same-sex marriage as from Satan.

    "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."

    At sixty-five years old, Scarborough qualifies for retirement with reasonable social safety benefits. And, nothing more.

     

    Image: Screenshot via FRC/YouTube
    Hat tip: The Advocate

     

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    • commented 2015-06-29 10:57:37 -0400
      this is the most annoying site in the universe commentwise btw

    • commented 2015-06-28 19:57:55 -0400
      Oh lord, 3 bad Autocorrects make my previous long message sound funnier than it was meant. Whoops, my bad. Find the mistakes and I’ll send you an awesome stuffed animal advertising for your least favorite insurance company. Who doesn’t want to cuddle up to one of those these days. HELLLOOOOO!!!!!!!!

    • commented 2015-06-28 19:51:16 -0400
      Here’s where the ultimate truth is my beautiful fellow human beings with balanced perspectives and consciences….we are all participating in socially sacrificing this ding dong doodle because he chose to speak out so loudly in the media his antiquated mythologies on homosexual rights. It’s very easy for us to do this because clearly, in this day and age, there are more of us than there are left of his kind. Hence his being old and closer to death. His mind thoughts were one day more prominent amongst the mass mind but as we evolve socially he’s like one of the last remaining living fossils of spiritual Christian society. My voice is this, yes, watching him burn would absolutely be entertaining, BUT, could the rest of us, forging successfully through the true life new realities compared to 50 years ago, be totally grateful and graceful and say this to Senor Scarborough, “Thank you for your voice in the world when others too were scared of homosexuality. BUT, we are not afraid of it anymore, so, we appreciate your time and service throughout your life, preaching what you believe in. However, we all now at this point believe in ourselves and are confident that God really does love all life and all creation. So, if you want to die in a fiery inferno, that is your choice. The rest of us will die individually when our time is right and we will do it knowing we loved and respected ALL our fellow man, OR DID WE???!!! OK, You got us, we can all continue to improve. Thank you Senor Scarborough for being a rung on the ladder of evolution. A rung that gave us the power to reelection and ascend upon into a world that all of us together prefer. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Feel free do die at your leisure however. At this point you’re really just having on. Let go. Many blessings.”

    • commented 2015-06-28 19:08:22 -0400
      Sandy Reid
      This pastor was trying the ultimate bluff – “Do it the way I believe it should be done or I’ll Kill myself”
      Only it didn’t work, and now he is doing a fast back-peddle to try any cover up his idiocy. Sorry I’m not buying that either.

    • commented 2015-06-28 07:48:51 -0400
      I’m ready for a BBQ! What an idiotic thing to say. Hope he’s not a liar!

    • commented 2015-06-28 06:59:54 -0400
      For all you people who have a need to bring up how the pastor REALLY didn’t mean burn yada yada yada….
      Don’t your little minds realize we know that but we are poking fun at this tight ass rigid, hateful fire and brimstone poor excuse for a preacher. And yes so you don’t have need for yet another comment I am judging the Hell out of him mo fo.

    • commented 2015-06-28 05:06:25 -0400
      Thank you Lisa! You are a very loving and understanding lady.

    • commented 2015-06-28 00:32:20 -0400
      Everyone that posted your comments on here ..You guys are so freaking hilarious for real..Love the hot dogs and marshmallows have a weenie roast..and shut up and just do what You promised.. Wow..OMG! . I wonder if the Pastor knows or cares. how ridiculous he sounded making those statements.. He is supposed to be a man of God yet he preaches Hate and intolerance .. Peoples.. there are just some that no matter how wrong we think they are they just won’t change.. and His way of thinking and others who agree with him.. not only hurts Christianity..because who would want to believe in God if He is like this man is preaching about… I happen to believe in a Loving God who love All of us.. Gay or Straight.. our New law is Amazing because now it doesn’t matter who we love and we can go anywhere we want and marry our best friend and Love.How..Awesome is that…. We can’t change people or how they believe.. We just have to accept that He is a close minded man with hate and intolerance in his heart and let him be.. He has the right to be an Ass if he chooses.. Assholes are free too as long as they Don’t really hurt or like kill people or who participate in.hateful actions.. because words are words..blah blah blah. Mr Preacher man..blah blah blah..lol . and me calling him an Asshole does that make me one.. Maybe so… Life goes on.. Peace People ..You guys Rock! so freaking funny…

    • commented 2015-06-27 17:09:12 -0400
      DEAR PASTOR : Before you light up, could you host a shindig at your place and invite as many of your conservative bigoted friends as up can, poor some gasoline on yourself and then light up the fire. It would make the world a better place for the rest of us. BURN BABY BURN

    • commented 2015-06-27 13:26:11 -0400
      " it’s a philosophy, human-made, it goes back to the Garden of Eden when Satan wanted to be God." Really? Really? That makes no sense. Sad.

    • commented 2015-06-27 11:49:16 -0400
      To the author of this article: feel free to change your click bait title. His views may be offensive and easy to write about, but a pastor saying “we will burn” is not a pastor saying “I promise to light myself on fire if Supreme Court rules for gay marriage”.

    • commented 2015-06-27 11:04:26 -0400
      Omg its all talk there not going to actually do it stop talking crap pastor ..there just big babbies hiding behind there church we won get over it just shows God loves us as much as anyone and u all are wrong and we proved it

    • commented 2015-06-27 10:45:26 -0400
      Well pastor. It’s been a day now and I haven’t seen a flaming inferno yet. What’s wrong? Too afraid to do it now? Remember, if you don’t do it you are a liar and a sinner. Since its a sin to lie. But if you DO do it you will be a sinner anyway because suicide is a sin. So looks like you are screwed either way. But don’t let us down pastor. We are still waiting to see those flames.

    • commented 2015-06-27 10:20:39 -0400
      good luck

    • commented 2015-06-27 09:52:13 -0400
      A lot of people are responding with statements that seem to actually encourage this burning, myself included. However, I somehow think were are all calling his bluff and showing what an absolute joke this declaration of his is. I really don’t believe that any of the respondents actually think that he will indeed carry out his threat.

    • commented 2015-06-27 09:45:43 -0400
      I got a match book let’s do this!

    • commented 2015-06-27 08:43:20 -0400
      don’t talk about it – DO IT!

    • commented 2015-06-27 07:06:27 -0400
      Oh WHY ARE WE WAITING, WHY ARE WE WAITING…………!!

    • commented 2015-06-27 07:00:25 -0400
      BURN BABY …. BURN!!! Have lots of African Firewood here…. sending it via UPS with “FireStarter” kits. Customs prevented me sending Springbok steaks for those that wanted to have a ‘BRAAI’ (BBQ)

    • commented 2015-06-27 06:55:56 -0400
      Popcorn for sale!

    • commented 2015-06-27 05:46:14 -0400
      Right. I’ve made the popcorn. When does the show start?

    • commented 2015-06-27 03:53:00 -0400
      Put your money where your mouth is. This Sarah Heartburn is a drama queen!

    • commented 2015-06-27 03:04:39 -0400
      I believe that the ball is now in YOUR court, Reverend Scarborough… what are you going to do now? 🔥🌈👍

    • commented 2015-06-27 03:00:44 -0400
      Is he dead yet?

    • commented 2015-06-27 02:08:58 -0400
      Result. America moves toward more moral equalty and is 1 asshole down.

    • commented 2015-06-27 02:05:42 -0400
      Am I the only one that can see how perfectly a dick would fit right into his mouth in this freeze frame image of him rambling his thoughtless programmed rhetoric? Just sayin. Maybe it would shut him up once and for all. Because he could finally be free to fulfill his deeply repressed desires. 20 bucks says his gay hate is a methodical ruse to distract himself from the fact that who he really hates women. Or at the very least their demon snake lady parts. He’s got a 19 year cabana boy stashed somewhere I just know it!

    • commented 2015-06-27 02:05:40 -0400
      Am I the only one that can see how perfectly a dick would fit right into his mouth in this freeze frame image of him rambling his thoughtless programmed rhetoric? Just sayin. Maybe it would shut him up once and for all. Because he could finally be free to fulfill his deeply repressed desires. 20 bucks says his gay hate is a methodical ruse to distract himself from the fact that who he really hates women. Or at the very least their demon snake lady parts. He’s got a 19 year cabana boy stashed somewhere I just know it!

    • commented 2015-06-27 00:47:00 -0400
      Ummmm….he did SUGGEST he would “self immolute”; look up the definition Lynne.

    • commented 2015-06-27 00:29:22 -0400
      This pastor did NOT say he would set himself on fire. Didn’t any of you read this? The headline is deceptive. Is that the only way you can get readers? God loves you so He sent His Son to die for you. John 3:16

    • commented 2015-06-27 00:02:32 -0400
      This is the difference between the courageous Tibetan monks who do this out of their stand for a free and independent Tibet and a preacher who does not have the integrity of his own words to match his actions.

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