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03/03/2015 10:49 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Conservative Activist L.Brent Bozell Predicts That Priests Will Be Arrested for Opposing Gay Marriage

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Conservative activist and media critic L.Brent Bozell, in an interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) over the weekend in National Harbor, Maryland, predicted that “an effort [will be made] within three years” to bring criminal charges against a priest or a pastor for "talking about traditional marriage.”

The founder and president of both the conservative Media Research Center and Cybercast News Service warned in a 20 minute speech from the main stage at CPAC on Friday that “the radical left” is trying to “destroy the last vestiges of freedom in America,” evidenced by, among a list of other things, the belief that “there’s only one morally acceptable position on gay rights.”

Asked to elaborate on his thoughts later in an interview with me for SiriusXM Progress, Bozell said that in the “radical left”world view, “there are the oppressors and the victims, and the oppressors are Christians, and the victims are the ones they are oppressing for not abiding to the dictates of the state.”

“I think it’s very dangerous,” he continued. “I’m not going to be at all surprised to see an effort made within three years, an effort made somewhere against a priest or a pastor for talking about traditional marriage and for calling homosexuality a sin. I will not be at all surprised if there are criminal charges brought against one of them.”

Bozell also condemned laws barring discrimination against LGBT people in public accommodations, such as bakers or florists, saying the state “should have no say” in the matter.

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