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Glenn Beck: Gay marriage will lead to a fall in church attendance

“Within five years, 50% of the congregants will fall away from their church because they won’t be able to take the persecution.”

Glenn Beck, Credit - Gage Skidmore / Flickr

Glenn Beck, Credit – Gage Skidmore / Flickr

–Conservative radio host Glenn Beck speaking on his show, Right Wing Watch reports. Beck predicts that if the Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage, church congregations will halve as religious people fear persecution for their views.

“Mark my words,” Beck said, “if gay marriage goes through the Supreme Court and gay marriage becomes fine and they can put teeth in it so now they can go after churches, like the president’s lawyer says, 50 percent of our churches will fall away. Meaning, within five years, 50 percent of the congregants will fall away from their church because they won’t be able to take the persecution.”

“Within five years, 50 percent of the people that you sit next to in church will not be there,” he continued, adding, “Because they’ll say, ‘I can’t do that, I’ll lose my job, people are picketing my house, I just can’t do that’.”

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