According to Pastor Tim Rabon:
“Marriage is at risk in North Carolina,” Rabon preached. “It is not coincidental that marriage was established by the Lord on the sixth day of the creative week. It is not coincidental that marriage is the first institution God ever established. Before God would put government in place, before God would give birth to his own church, God set up marriage as one man and one woman.”What is stopping people in marriage equality states like Massachusetts or Iowa from "refining" marriage as something between a person and beast, besides the fact that nobody has actually expressed interest in marrying any animal?
“Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Iowa, New Hampshire, New York, Washington, [Maryland] plus the District of Columbia have already redefined marriage to include the union of any two people. May I just insert here, that what is stopping them from refining marriage as something between a person and a beast. We're not far from that.”
There is the issue of consent. Marriage is a contract. Animals are not capable to entering into contracts in this country or pretty much any country I can think of. As much as we love our pets, they lack actual rights. Simply put, they cannot consent to marrying people.
Imagine the situation where some fool decides he loves his cat and really wants to marry her. Why do we assume that the cat wants to marry him? This effort would go nowhere -- except maybe to the psychiatric clinic.
I'm sure it's fun to scare-monger people into using bestiality to oppose gay families. But it's dishonest and it's wrong. Pastor Rabon should be ashamed of himself!