Fire And Brimstone Pastor Promises To Set Himself On Fire If Supreme Court Rules For Gay MarriageUPDATE: Rick Scarborough is another blowhard who's been forced by circumstances to take back his words:
Rick Scarborough, a religious fundamentalist and former Southern Baptist pastor, says he intends to set himself on fire in protest of marriage equality.
by Brint Crockett
June 23, 2015 8:23 AM
Well, as it turns out, Scarborough, the founder and president of the anti-gay, anti-women group Vision America, is now getting cold feet. Literally a few hours after the Supreme Court's historic marriage ruling was handed down Friday, Scarborough was forced to walk back his hyperbolic decree.
"I made that comment to paraphrase a spiritual song, 'Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego,' in which the three were given a choice -- to bow to the image of Nebucahdnezzar or burn in a furnace," the Huffington Post reports Scarborough saying in a statement. "'We will burn' means that we will accept any sanction from the government for resisting today’s Supreme Court decision. We do not support any violence or physical harm," he continued, neglecting to add, "to myself."