A California pastor has claimed that Satan is responsible for gay weddings.
The claim comes from pastor Jim Garlow, the pastor of Skyline Church in San Diego.
Speaking at the Family Leadership Summit in Iowa, Garlow suggested that gay couple getting married is a Satanic plot.
The pastor claimed that the marriage of men and women in the Bible
He said: “You put male and female together, [Hebrew words] ish and ishah, and you get yod hey – that’s the name for God.
“That’s the foundation name that appears 6,800 times in the Hebrew text. Yod hey, it’s the name Yahweh.”
He added: “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.”
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Garlow previously claimed that people who support same-sex marriage should move to houses where the plumbing doesn’t work.
The pastor said: “All the people who advocate for so-called same-sex marriage ought to have to live in homes in which the plumbers who built them, or the electricians who built them, didn’t understand the difference between the male and female end of piping or plumbing or of electrical as well, and see how that home works out for them.”
“It doesn’t work. It can’t work because God has made male and female spiritually, physically, psychology, and emotionally as complementary to each other, completing each other.”
Before the Supreme Court ruled in favour of equal marriage, he prophesied Christians would be “forced underground”, and “their buildings will be taken away from them”.
He claimed: “In European countries, where they changed the laws regarding what the definition of marriage is and people just stopped getting marriage. And you’d think marriage rates would go up. Instead, they dropped because nobody respects the institution anymore.”
“If same-sex so-called marriage is established as the law of the land, many of the people who are listening to my voice right now, not maybe immediately but at some point in the future, if they are followers of Christ, will be forced underground. Their buildings will be taken away from them, many of their rights will be taken away from them.”
Now equal marriage is law, Christians still own many buildings.