Screen shot 2015-07-07 at 9.58.01 AMWhile debating whether the state should stop flying the Confederate flag over its capitol, South Carolina Sen. Lee Bright pulled a Becky Wegner Rommel and self-detonated on the house floor.

Lawmakers were discussing whether the battle flag was a racist symbol (spoiler alert: it is!), when Bright got up to say his piece.

“Members of the senate,” he began, “I heard our president sing a religious hymn. And then Friday night I watched the White House be lit up in the abomination colors! … It is time! It is time for the church to rise up!”

Bright was referring to when the White House was illuminated with rainbow colors after the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality on June 26.

“The Bible is clear,” Bright continued. “This nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles and they are under assault by men in black robes who were not elected by you!”

What exactly does this have to do with South Carolina removing the battle flag from outside its capitol, you ask? The answer: Absolutely nothing. But that didn’t stop Bright from continuing with his antigay rant.

“Our governor called us in to deal with the flag that sits out front, let’s deal with the national sin that we face today,” he bemoaned. “We talk about abortion but this gay marriage thing, I believe, will be one nation gone under like President Reagan said. If we’re not one nation under God, we’ll be one nation gone under.”

“The devil is taking control of this land!” Bright warned. “Now, I believe that the Christ teaches us to love the homosexual, but he also teaches us to stand in the gap against sin!”

Watch Bright meltdown in the video below.

h/t: Mother Jones

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