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Bill O'Reilly Has a Dire Warning for Churches and Pastors Who Oppose Gay Marriage

"It is a fact of American life that the far-left despises organized religion..."

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Fox News host Bill O'Reilly warned on Wednesday night that it won't be long before churches and religious groups are likely sued in an effort to strip them of their tax-exempt status if they refuse to embrace gay marriage following last week's Supreme Court ruling.

"It's just a matter of time before lawsuits are filed against churches and religious organizations, trying to strip them of their tax-exempt status if they don't toe the line on gay marriage and other progressive causes," O'Reilly warned, noting that churches can't afford the costly legal battles.

And he wasn't done there. While O'Reilly believes that the Supreme Court would likely defend the rights of churches and pastors not to perform same-sex nuptials, he said that the nomination of just one more liberal justice could dramatically change religious freedom in America.

"One more liberal judge and those protections might very well vanish," he warned.

O'Reilly also said that liberals were "delirious with joy" last week over the fact that the Supreme Court decision "has anti-church ramifications."

"It is a fact of American life that the far-left despises organized religion, generally speaking," he said. "They see churches, synagogues, mosques as oppressive, standing in the way of things like abortion and a libertine lifestyle."

Watch his comments below:

(H/T: Mediaite)

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