Several Christian activists appeared at a press conference today at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. where they publicly stated their opposition to gay marriage, which the U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing a case on next week.
C-SPAN noted: "Speakers said they would not abide by, respect, or follow a decision by the Supreme Court that allows same-sex couples to get married. They argued such as decision infringed upon religious freedom and was an assault on religious people."
Bishop E.W. Jackson compared Christians in America to Christian students who were killed in Kenya by terrorists, reported RightWingWatch.org (video below).
Bishop Jackson lamented that no "matter how loving we try to be" Christians are called out for discriminating against gay people. He cited a florist who turned down a gay customer who wanted a floral arrangement for his same-sex wedding.
"People have to remember, Christians have died for our faith in Him, we've died for our commitment to the Word of God, " Bishop Jackson told the press.
Bishop Jackson also said there is only one definition of marriage, which is one man and one woman.
"I don't know what is going to happen to us for the stand that we are taking, but I can say for every one of us, we will give our lives standing for the truth,” Bishop Jackson added.
Pastor Rick Scarborough, an anti-gay activist who is head of Vision America, also appeared at the press conference (video below) and added, " I will die if I have to for what I believe."