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AP: Video: Pastors say Prop. 8 could lead to polygamy

The federal trial concerning California’s same-sex marriage ban has resumed with lawyers showing videotape of a simulcast in which pastors supporting the ban say gay marriage would lead to polygamy and bestiality.

Lawyers for two same-sex couples suing to overturn the voter-approved measure known as Proposition 8 showed the footage Monday as an example of the work of San Diego pastor Jim Garlow, who helped organize evangelical Christian support for the measure in 2008.

Proposition 8 sponsors are objecting to the videos, saying the content of the simulcast was not controlled by campaign managers or leaders.

Read the rest of Lisa Leff’s AP article here.