Christian apologist and Religious Right anti-gay activist Frank Turek was a guest on the AFA's "Today's Issues"
radio broadcast yesterday, discussing his most recent column where he stated that the fight against gay marriage is a states' rights issue, just like
slavery was during the Civil War.
Turek was advocating for a governor to simply refuse to recognize or enforce any federal court ruling striking down their state's
gay marriage ban, much like how Andrew Jackson refused
to enforce a Supreme Court ruling concerning relations with Native Americans. He predicted that if they were to do so, President
Obama would then send out the National Guard to arrest them, at which point Christians would rally around the governor, resulting in all
of them ending up in jail.
When hosts Tim Wildmon and Ed Vitagliano wondered just where they might find a governor courageous enough to take such a stand, Turek
suggested that South Carolina would be a perfect choice because that state has a history of being willing to fight for states' rights, as
demonstrated by the Civil War.
"It started in South Carolina with the Civil War as you know," Turek
said, "for the same kind of issue: states' rights. Obviously the issue is different. I mean, slavery was different than
obviously this. But, I mean, it was a states' rights issue":