Pastor now will not Set himself on Fire after Marriage Equality Ruling

Inquiring minds are wondering whether Rick Scarborough, a conservative Christian political advocate who was said to have threatened to set himself on fire if the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, is now merely a pile of smoldering ashes.

Several media outlets reported Scarborough’s supposed threat. But it turns out it was a bit of an exaggeration.

The reports come from a statement that Scarborough, a former pastor, made on the National Emergency Coalition show — a podcast linked to a right-wing group Staying True to America’s National Destiny, the Independent reported Scarborough never actually mentioned lighting himself ablaze.

What Scarborough said — referring to how devoted he and his followers are to “traditional values” — was, “We are not going to bow, we are not going to bend, and if necessary we will burn.”

We just wished he would have kept to his word.

Source: Huffington Post

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