In his Talking Points Memo tonight, Bill O'Reilly said the nationwide legalization of gay marriage will have "anti-church ramifications."

O'Reilly stated that it's "a fact of American life that the far-left despises organized religion."

He asserted the far-left views churches, synagogues and mosques as "oppressive," because they stand in the way of "abortion and a libertine lifestyle."

"After the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage last week, the far-left was delirious with joy," O'Reilly stated. "Not so much because homosexuals can now tie the knot. But because the decision has anti-church ramifications."

"The Factor" host also asserted that lawsuits are going to be filed against churches and religious organizations by people or groups trying to "strip them of their tax exempt status if they don't toe the line on gay marriage and other progressive causes."

"The churches really can't afford these lawsuits and certainly can't afford to lose their tax exempt status," he added. "So you will see more and more religious concerns back down."

O'Reilly also stated that "religious leadership in America is generally weak." He said that is one of the reasons why the "gay marriage lobby was successful."

"Few clerics would articulate their opposition in a meaningful way," O'Reilly explained. "Of course there are exceptions, but the Catholic Church would provide no national cardinal or archbishop to speak to the matter. Believe me, we tried to balance the reporting and got nowhere with the Catholic leadership."

O'Reilly concluded that if another liberal judge is appointed to the Supreme Court, the protections for people of faith "might very well vanish."

Watch O'Reilly's full Talking Points Memo in the video above.


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