Pastor Jim Garlow of the Skyline Church at San Diego recently called same-sex marriage a "demonic happening in our midst" (video below).
Garlow made his comments during a speech to the Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, notes Right Wing Watch.
Garlow stated: "The Bible starts with the marriage of a male and a female, and it ends with a wedding in Revelation of a bride and a groom."
As a matter of biblical record, there is no mention of Adam and Eve getting married. The wedding in the Book of Revelation is a symbolic, not a literal, wedding between Jesus and the church.
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Garlow went on to share his ideas about what's happening on a grand scale:
The bottom line is this. If I were Satan, I would want to destroy on the earth the image of God. This is why marriage is such a hotbed issue. It’s more than just the issue of homosexuality. It's much more than that. It's much more cosmic. It's big, it's enormous. They want to destroy the very image of God upon the planet. This is a demonic happening in our midst.
Live Science notes that in the Bible, Abraham married his half-sister, while Isaac and Jacob married their cousins; polygamy happened with Jacob, King David and King Solomon.
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Also speaking at the Family Leadership Summit were David and Jason Benham, who lost their proposed HGTV reality show in 2014, after Right Wing Watch revealed a history of anti-gay statements, reports The Christian Post.
"It was at that point Right Wing Watch discovered Jason and David Benham," David stated. "When Right Wing Watch found out that we hosted a prayer event the night before the DNC, they wrote an article about the bigoted and intolerant Benham brothers."
According to Jason, HGTV discovered the Right Wing Watch article about them during a background check:
I remember getting a phone call from our production company at the time and the production assistant is on the other line and she said, "Guys, listen. HGTV is really excited about having you guys. They think that the family friendly market is going to explode." ... I remember she said that the attorneys have one question they want for the record. "Are you guys anti-gay?"
I experienced something when she asked that question to the level that I haven't experienced before. It was fear. I felt a man-pleasing spirit coming all over me. You know why? Because now, I had a promise of a platform that HGTV was saying "We are going to put you in millions of homes."
David and I were thinking that we were going to use this to make disciples of the nation. We were going to use this to help bring revival to this nation because we need it. If God gets our name out there, that is what we are going to do and I didn't want to lose this platform.
Jason recalled answering that he and David were not "anti-anything," but were rather "pro-Jesus," meaning they are "pro-Bible."
Right Wing Watch noted in its 2014 article that David called homosexuality "destructive" and "demonic," and told radio host Janet Mefford that "homosexuality and its agenda" were "attacking the nation."
According to Right Wing Watch, David also called abortion clinics "the gates of hell."