Apocalypse when? Predictions about what would happen if gay marriage passed

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Gay marriage was legalized in the U.S. today.

Not everyone is excited about this moment.

In fact, it will come as a surprise to some that America is still intact as you’re reading this. Here are the most apocalyptic predictions made in advance of today’s ruling.

Breakup of U.S. — GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum

"The family is the bedrock of our society. Unless we protect it with the institution of marriage, our country will fall." — Nov. 2011


'Civil War' — Focus on the Family Founder James Dobson

“Talk about a Civil War, we could have another one over this.”  — April 2015


Wrath of God visited upon America — Pat Robertson

“I warned about this years and years ago that it was going to happen and it did, it has. What’s next? What’s next is what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah. It is just a question of how soon the wrath of God is going to come on this land.” — April 2015


End of Christianity — Phyllis Schlafly

“They want to wipe out the Christian religion.” — May 2015


“Health problems” — Rev. Jerry Falwell

“With our counselors, with all the pastoral work we do, I can tell you that when you get past the husband-wife marital relationship, the physical downside is terrible, the health problems are terrible, but more importantly, the moral and spiritual fallout is very, very negative.”


Fall of American civilization: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)

"And this isn’t new, and it’s been tried over and over. And it’s usually tried at the end of a great civilization." — June 2013


Socialist takeover — GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz’s dad Rafael

"Socialism requires that government becomes your god. That's why they have to destroy the concept of God. They have to destroy all loyalties except loyalty to the government. That's what's behind homosexual marriage.” — Aug. 2013



Clarence Thomas’s jaw-dropping gay marriage dissent: ‘Slaves did not lose their dignity.’

Everyone needs to read Justice Kennedy’s beautiful defense of gay marriage

Rob covers business, economics and the environment for Fusion. He previously worked at Business Insider. He grew up in Chicago.