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Maryland Marriage Alliance Panelist: Gays Are ‘Worthy of Death’

During a panel discussion last week by the Maryland Marriage Alliance, the coalition of far right religious leaders that is working to defeat Question 6, the Rev. Robert J. Anderson declared that LGBT people and their supporters are “worthy of death.”

Jeremy Hooper of Good As You exposed the video, giving the story traction.

Anderson, who is pastor of Colonial Baptist Church in Randallstown, was quoting from Romans, Chapter 1, when he said, “‘Knowing the righteous judgment of God that those who practice such things are deserving of death. Not only do the same … for those who also approve of those who practice such things.’ If we don’t vote against it, then we are approving these things that are worthy of death.”

The panel discussion was held at Manna Bible Baptist Church in Baltimore and focused on Question 6, the marriage equality ballot measure Marylanders will be voting on in less than two weeks.

Anderson also said that same-sex marriage is a slippery slope to prostitution, bestiality and polygamy. This is despite the fact that it’s been more than eight years since same-sex marriage became legal in Massachusetts (and subsequently five other states and D.C.) – and we have seen none of these things come to fruition.

The video has been blocked from being embedded on other websites.

You can watch the video in its entirety on YouTube. Pastor Anderson’s comments begin around the 34-minute mark.

Support Marylanders for Marriage Equality, the coalition working to uphold the state’s same-sex marriage law. And vote YES on Question 6 on November 6.

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