2015 October 26

Televangelist Pat Robertson Says Supreme Court Decision Only an “Opinion:” Same-Sex Marriage Still Illegal

 

Right-wing televangelist Pat Robertson said on this day that same-sex marriage was still “illegal” in the U.S. because the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, on June 26, 2015 was only an “opinion.”

Robertson’s statement was characteristic of similar remarks by extreme conservatives, not all of whom are fundamentalist Christians, denying that Supreme Court decisions are the law of the land and that they can be ignored.

Learn more about the religious right: Michael Winters, God’s Right-Hand Man: How Jerry Falwell Made God a Republican and Baptized the American Right (2012)

Read: William C. Martin, With God on Our Side: The Rise of the Religious Right in America (1996)

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