Evangelist Lou Engle: Supreme Court Decision Could Be a Sign of the End Times
Far right evangelist Lou Engle (last featured at LGF for supporting the criminalization of homosexuality, and saying there’s a Biblical basis for executing gays) is whining and seething about the Supreme Court decision that Christian groups on public campuses must allow the dreaded ghey amongst their pious gatherings.
Engle thinks this may be the persecution of Christians foretold in the Bible as a sign of the End Times, because his followers are being deprived of their God-given right to be vile medieval-minded bigots: Prayer Leader: Supreme Court Decision May Signal Onset of Church Persecution.
A 5-4 Supreme Court decision Monday requiring Christian campus groups on public universities to accept gay students as members and leaders may signal the beginning of religious persecution in the U.S., says prayer leader Lou Engle.
“This is the first time in U.S. history where the Supreme Court has actually ruled that gender rights now trump religious rights, which means this is the beginning of the possible coming harassment and persecution of the church because it’s going to be clear that the true church will take a stand only on the Word of God,” Engle, founder of TheCall prayer movement, said today. “So these campuses will find out who the real Christians are, who is willing to take a stand and risk their status with the school as a club.”
Engle said his group is challenging students to begin campus prayer groups and stand against pressure to change Christian organizations’ statements of faith.
“We’re going to head into this thing and seek to raise up a standard of a radical stand for God, for truth,” Engle said. “We’re going to fuel prayer all the more. It’s going to be a great time for true Daniels to arise and get an opportunity to proclaim the word of Christ in the midst of this. I think the darkness is always is going to bring out the best in the light.”
As I mentioned last time, it’s important to realize that Engle is not some fringe lunatic ranting away on a street corner. He’s very influential within the Republican Party; he hosts “prayercasts” attended by top GOP politicians including former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, and is involved in many other high profile political activities.
(Hat tip: Kragar.)