Glenn Beck has predicted church attendance will half in the next five years if the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage nationwide.
The radio host Thursday (30 May) said the government would start seizing church property and they would lose their tax exempt status if they refuse to perform same-sex weddings.
Beck made the prediction after interviewing Aaron and Melissa Klein, the owners of an Oregon bakery who are facing fines for refusing to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.
‘Mark my words,’ he 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% of our churches will fall away.
‘Meaning, within five years, 50% of the congregants will fall away from their church because they won’t be able to take the persecution.’
Beck said ‘the stigma of going to church will be too much’ for some Christians, who do not want to risk their jobs, livelihood and reputation.
‘They’ll say, "I can’t do that, I’ll lose my job, people are picketing my house, I just can’t do that,"’ he said.
‘Persecution is coming,’ he later added.
‘If this goes through, persecution is coming. I mean serious persecution.’
Watch the segment below: