Rev. Phil Snider of Brentwood Christian Church in Springfield, Missouri recently addressed the Springfield city council about a proposed ordinance that would change the city's nondiscrimination policy to include sexual orientation and gender identity protections (video below).
Rev. Snyder said: "Any accurate reading of the Bible should make it clear that gay rights goes against the plain truth of the word of God," reports the Daily Mail.
"It's not that we don't care about homosexuals, but it's that our rights will be taken away, and un-Christian views will be forced on us and our children, and we'll be forced to go against our personal morals."
"The liberals leading this movement do not believe the Bible any longer. When you run into conflict with God's established order you run into trouble... Our city is in the gravest danger that is has ever been in in its history."
Rev. Snider then shifted gears during his speech: "You see the right of segregation. The right of segregation is clearly established by the holy scriptures both by precept and example."
"I'm sorry I've brought the wrong notes with me this evening. I've borrowed my argument from the wrong century. It turns out what I've been reading to you this whole time are direct quotes from white preachers from the 1950s and the 1960s all in the support of racial segregation."
"I guess the arguments I've been hearing around Springfield lately sounded so similar to these that I got them confused."
The speech, from a council meeting in August, recently went viral on the Internet, much to Rev. Snider's surprise. He wrote on his web site website Saturday: "The last few hours have been a bit of a whirlwind for me, to say the least. I’m really heartened by all of the emails, Facebook messages, and kind words that I’ve received over the last 24 hours."