Pastor Rick Scarborough
By Kyle Mantyla / 10.06.2016
Vision America’s Rick Scarborough appeared on the American Pastors Network’s “Stand In The Gap” radio program earlier this week to discuss his effort to encourage pastors to mobilize their congregations to vote and declared that, thanks to the Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling last year, Christians are now being banned from serving in various public offices.
Scarborough said that in his years of working to mobilize pastors to get involved in politics, he has discovered that he has had the most success at times when pastors sensed that there was a direct threat against something that they cared about.
“Whenever there’s a threat, pastors seem to be quicker to respond,” Scarborough said. “Well, we have that now with the threat on religious liberty driven by the radical LGBTQ effort, this whole transgender assault on biblical marriage and just sane morality.”
“We already have, in effect, because of the godless ruling of the Supreme Court,” he continued, “when they implemented by judicial fiat the travesty of same-sex marriage upon the country, suddenly they literally made it unlawful and illegal for Christians to hold positions on the federal courts, those with biblical values to serve in various places in the military; they’re literally being drummed out on the basis that their biblical values are counter to the Constitution as written by these five unelected lawyers.”
Pastors understand that “now that there’s a real threat,” Scarborough said. “More and more pastors now can get it and are beginning to recognize that if they don’t stand today, there will be no freedom to stand tomorrow.”