Instead of remarking on the Confederate flag when the South Carolina legislature convened on Monday, state Sen. Lee Bright (R) used his time on the Senate floor to rail against same-sex marriage.
Bright noted that the White House was “lit up in the abomination colors” after the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry.
“This nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles and they are under assault by men in black robes who were not elected by you,” he said.
Bright said he was worried that officials will now have to compromise their faith to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
“Our governor called us in to deal with the flag that sits out front — let’s deal with the national sin that we face today!” he said. “We talk about abortion but this gay marriage thing, I believe will be one nation gone under, like President Reagan said. If we’re not one nation under God, we’ll be one nation gone under.”
He repeatedly said that it was time to take a stand against gay marriage, warning individuals not to “sanctify deviant behavior from five judges.”
“We can rally together and talk about a flag all we want but the devil is taking control of this land and we’re not stopping him!” he said.
Bright has been campaigning to keep the Confederate flag on the South Carolina capitol grounds. He launched a fundraising campaign selling Confederate flag bumper stickers that read, “Keep Your Hands Off My Flag!”
Watch Bright’s speech via Raw Story: