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South Carolina Republican Opens Confederate Flag Debate By Slamming Gay Marriage (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Republican State Senator Lee Bright of South Carolina started a debate on Monday about the Confederate flag by arguing against gay marriage, which was recently legalized by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bright was upset that the White House featured the colors of the pro-gay rainbow flag on the night of the high court's decision, reports RawStory.com (video below).

Bright stated:

Romans chapter 1 is clear, the Bible is clear. This nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles and they are under assault by men in black robes who were not elected by you.

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Bright did not mention that the founders established the U.S. Supreme Court "in black robes" who are "not elected."

Bright later added:

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! 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.

And to sanctify deviant behavior from five judges, it’s time for us to make our stand, church! It’s time to make our stand and we’re not doing it!

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!

Bright suggested that the state "get out of the business of marriage," claimed that Jesus commanded people to love homosexuals, but also stand in the gap against sin.

However, there is no verse in the Bible where Jesus commands people to stand in the gap against sin.

Bright also urged his colleagues not to force South Carolina officials to issue gay marriage licenses, which is the law of the land, per the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bright didn't mention during his speech that he strongly supports keeping the Confederate flag, which was created by pro-slavery Confederate forces during their war against the United States of America, on the State House grounds, noted WLTX.

Bright recently started a petition on his website to "Keep The Confederate Flag," which he claims symbolizes states' rights.

Sources: RawStory.com, WLTX, BrightForSenate.com
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