Texas Pastor Rick Scarborough may have some ‘splaining to do when he goes before God the next time, because I don’t think She’s fond of liars and hypocrites.
In the days before equality … the Dark Ages? … Scarborough had said that he would be willing to set himself on fire in the fight against marriage equality.
Now? Not so much.
The antigay clergyman said, just last week:
“We are not going to bow, we are not going to bend, and if necessary we will burn.”
Now, he’s walking that back:
“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 Nebuchadnezzar or burn in a furnace. We will burn’ means that we will accept any sanction from the government for resisting [the] Supreme Court decision. We do not support any violence or physical harm.”
This is the same Pastor Scarborough who has also said — in a full-page newspaper ad, no less — that he had tens of thousands of followers, including future failed presidential hopefuls Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, who vowed to go to jail to defend so-called traditional marriage.
Yeah, that hasn’t happened either.