Lawmaker: gay marriage is ‘an active effort to desecrate a sacrament of the church’

By Brian Tashman

Less than a month after his speech to the Values Voter Summit, in which he claimed that marriage equality was an “assault” by the left to destroy America’s foundations, U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) equated legalizing marriage for same-sex couples to desecrating the Eucharist.

Speaking with Bishop William Lori at a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on “The State of Religious Liberty in the United States,” King said that marriage equality, like the desecration of the Eucharist, was a “direct affront to the Church” and “an active effort to desecrate a sacrament of the church.”

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