Glenn Beck: SCOTUS Marriage Ruling Will Ban The Bible, Cause You To Lose Your Job (VIDEO)

The Supreme Court is probably within days of issuing a ruling on marriage equality, and right wingers are intensifying their campaign of fear and lies about what marriage equality could possibly mean.

Radical right-wing “Christian” David Barton talked with Glenn Beck on June 23, and repeated several long debunked claims about what marriage equality could mean to people of faith. He starts out by repeating the lie that had long ago been put to rest about Democrats protecting pedophiles under hate crime legislation. Barton then babbles about the court’s ruling protecting “orientation,” and since pedophilia is a sexual orientation that he claims is already protected under hate crimes legislation… People would be able to marry children.

This is just a repackaging of the old nonsense that came from Rick Santorum, and others, about marriage equality leading to “man on child, man on dog sex.” There’s a word that idiots like Barton, Santorum, and Beck conveniently ignore in this discussion: consent.

It’s really simple. Sexual activity is also controlled by an “age of consent.” Also, marriage is a contract. States have long held that there is a certain minimum legal age that a person can enter into a contract. ¬†Barton also conveniently ignores that minors can already get married in many states if their parents consent to it.

As crazy as what Barton says sounds, leave it to Beck to really go off the rails. He says that he wants to “make sure that people understand” that if the Supreme Court rules in favor of marriage equality, churches could lose their tax exempt status. “Maybe right away, maybe not right away, but it will happen,” he says.

“You could lose your job by attending a church that doesn’t believe in gay marriage,” Beck continues. Seriously? Of course he offers nothing to back up that claim, because there are no facts to support it. That is just nonsense pulled from the nether regions of Beck’s backside.

In the warped mind of Glenn Beck, all of that means that the Bible will have to be banned, too, because “it’s a hate book.”

It’s worth repeating that a religion’s definition of marriage is not the same as a state’s definition of it. Marriage can be a spiritual contract sanctioned by a church, and churches have every right to determine who can enter into that spiritual contract.

Advocates of marriage equality are not asking that churches recognize their marriage, at least for the most part. They are asking that they be allowed to enter into a state sanctioned marriage, which will grant them legal rights that currently only heterosexuals are entitled to in many places. States automatically recognize marriages performed in church, but churches do not automatically recognize marriages performed by a representative of the state, such as a justice of the peace. Whatever ruling the Supreme Court issues, nothing about that will change. What is so hard to understand about that?

How pathetic is it that two people who are supposedly followers of Jesus feel the need to scare other supposed Christians by making up absolute nonsense about what will happen if a group of Americans is given equal rights?

Here’s the minute and a half of absolute BS, via¬†Right Wing Watch:

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