Sandy Rios: ‘You Must Prepare For Martyrdom’ If Gay Marriage Becomes Legal

Religious Right activists and pastors gathered today for a conference titled “U-Turn: A Conversation with Pastors on Society, Culture and Leadership” that was organized by the Pennsylvania Pastors Network.

Among the participants was Sandy Rios, the American Family Association’s director of governmental affairs and daily radio host, who repeated her warning to those in attendance that they had better “prepare for martyrdom” if marriage equality becomes legal throughout the country.

“There is persecution afoot,” she declared, citing various examples of Christian business owners who are supposedly being persecuted by laws banning discrimination in public services. Eventually, she warned that the push for marriage equality would gravely impact “your wives, your sisters, your children who now are going to be forced to go into public restrooms and share them with men dressed like women.”

“In Massachusetts, where homosexual marriage has been legal for ten years,” she said, “the stories would make the hair stand up on the back of your neck.”

Rios went on to state that if the Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage, it will force every Christian in American to make a choice and so they had better be prepared to take a stand.

“You must prepare for martyrdom,” she said. “I don’t know what it ‘s going to look like, but it’s coming”

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3 Responses to Sandy Rios: ‘You Must Prepare For Martyrdom’ If Gay Marriage Becomes Legal

  1. tildeb says:

    We’ve had gay marriage for more than decade and the stories are, well, non stories. Not a thing has changed. The sky remains above and the ground below. Nothing has changed for heterosexuals and ‘traditional’ marriage remains just as popular now as before. The only difference is that we have openly gay married politicians in charge of provinces being criticized for certain policies just as any other politician would.

    What is laughable is the fear mongering bigots like Rios push to a gullible and ignorant religious population that continues to shrink. More importantly, the fear mongering is a transparent testament to younger people why religious belief is so often toxic to respecting the dignity of real people in real life for really bizarre reasons based not on reality but faith.

    Keep up the good work, Rios; you’re helping religion to die.


    The relationship that Freemasonry and Christianity share dictates an accountability of the accepted union. It would seem that the two organizations with such divergent objectives and adversative doctrines would create a conflicting confederacy. The real question, is can Freemasonry and Christianity harmoniously co-exist and remain pleasing to God?

    Considering the affinity of some Christians for Freemasonry, perhaps the most disconcerting Masonic doctrine is that of the “mystic tie.” Eminent Masonic scholar , Dr. Albert G. Mackey, explains the “mystic tie”: “That sacred and inviolable bond which unites men of the most discordant opinions into one band of brothers, which gives but one language to men of all nations and one altar to men of all religions, is properly, from the mysterious influence it exserts, denominated the mystic tie; and Freemasons,because they alone are under its influence, or enjoy its benefits, are called “Brethren of the mystic tie.”

    The contemporary Mason may deny the existence of the mystic tie, and many Christian-Masons may, in all honesty, be unaware of it. The question is not in the denial or ignorance of the mystic tie, but what action is to be taken after one is enlighten. Can a Christian continue in a relationship with an organization that would relegate Jesus Christ to a position of equality with Krishna, Zoroaster, Dhouvanai, Hiram(Hiram is the Masonic redeemer), Horus, Plato, Balder or a redeemer under any other name? If we accept the Bible as God’s word revealed to man, then we must believe the words of Jesus “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” (John 14:6)

    Will involvement in the Lodge ultimately bring glory to Christ? Will Masonic membership enhance, or deter, evangelistic efforts in your area? Will you, as a Freemason, serve as a catalyst in the spiritual growth of your Christian brothers, or will you present a “stumbling block?”

    2 Corinthians 6:14-15 Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? 15 Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?


    (All Scriptures quoted from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)

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  3. How does one martyr themselves for marriage?

    Interesting, isn’t it, how when two people of the same gender want to marry, that makes men to dress up in women’s clothing and change in women’s dressing rooms.

    Such total nonsense.

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