The pastor chosen the lead the National Day of Prayer on Thursday at the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill believes that same-sex marriage is a Satanic plot to destroy the family.
Pastor Greg Laurie, the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in California, said last year that “Satan hates the family so much” he had “effectively declared war on it” in the form of same-sex marriage. Laurie also said he hated the word “homophobic” and that it should be replaced with the term “sinophobic.”
Two LGBT rights groups, the Human Rights Campaign and OutServe-SLDN, have launched a campaign to get Laurie removed as the headline speaker for the Pentagon’s Day of Prayer event on May 2. In a press release, the HRC noted that Laurie had a history of disparaging LGBT people and their relationships.