Church Attendance Will Plummet 50 Percent If Gay Marriage Is Legalized, Glenn Beck Predicts

“If this goes through, persecution is coming,” Glenn Beck cautioned listeners of his hate show last week. “I mean serious persecution!”

He was talking about same-sex marriage, of course. According to Beck (and absolutely no one else) the government is intent on legalizing gay marriage so it can launch a secret mission to strip churches of their tax exempt status if they refuse to perform same-sex weddings.

“Mark my words,” Beck babbled. “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!”

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How long will it take for Christians to abandon their places of worship?

“Within five years,” Beck predicted, claiming that “the stigma of going to church will be too much” for some Christians, who do not want to risk their jobs, livelihoods and reputations.

“They’ll say, ‘I can’t do that, I’ll lose my job, people are picketing my house, I just can’t do that,” Beck said.

Watch him run his mouth in the video below. Or don’t.