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Not everyone is excited about this moment.
In fact, it will come as a surprise to some that America is still intact as you’re reading this. Here are the most apocalyptic predictions made in advance of today’s ruling.
Breakup of U.S. — GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum
"The family is the bedrock of our society. Unless we protect it with the institution of marriage, our country will fall." — Nov. 2011
CABOT, PA - MAY 27: Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) announces his candidacy for the 2016 Republican nomination for president at Penn United Technologies May 27, 2015 in Cabot, Pennsylvania, This is the second run for Santorum, who finished runner-up in 2012 to nominee Mitt Romney. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images) Getty Images 'Civil War' — Focus on the Family Founder James Dobson
“Talk about a Civil War, we could have another one over this.” — April 2015
WASHINGTON - MAY 03: Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, participates in the National Day of Prayer ceremony at the White House May 3, 2007 in Washington, DC. The program included prayers and meditations from Christian and Jewish leaders and a performance by the US Army Chorus. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Getty Images Wrath of God visited upon America — Pat Robertson
“I warned about this years and years ago that it was going to happen and it did, it has. What’s next? What’s next is what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah. It is just a question of how soon the wrath of God is going to come on this land.” — April 2015
End of Christianity — Phyllis Schlafly
“They want to wipe out the Christian religion.” — May 2015
WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 19: Phyllis Schlafly, president of the Eagle Forum, listens to applause during the Family Research Council's 2007 Washington briefing October 19, 2007 in Washington, DC. The legislative action arm of the Family Research Council held the yearly event at which 2008 U.S. presidential hopefuls spoke, including Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-CO), former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and others. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images) Getty Images “Health problems” — Rev. Jerry Falwell
“With our counselors, with all the pastoral work we do, I can tell you that when you get past the husband-wife marital relationship, the physical downside is terrible, the health problems are terrible, but more importantly, the moral and spiritual fallout is very, very negative.”
PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 8: Dr. Jerry Falwell gestures while speaking at the Justice Sunday III rally on January 8, 2006 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Sponsored by the Family Research Council, the rally was held one day before the start of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito. (Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images) Getty Images Fall of American civilization: Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
"And this isn’t new, and it’s been tried over and over. And it’s usually tried at the end of a great civilization." — June 2013
MANCHESTER, NH - APRIL 12: U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) speaks at the Freedom Summit at The Executive Court Banquet Facility April 12, 2014 in Manchester, New Hampshire. The Freedom Summit held its inaugural event where national conservative leaders bring together grassroots activists on the eve of tax day. Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images) Getty Images Socialist takeover — GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz’s dad Rafael
"Socialism requires that government becomes your god. That's why they have to destroy the concept of God. They have to destroy all loyalties except loyalty to the government. That's what's behind homosexual marriage.” — Aug. 2013
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 22: Rafael Cruz, father of Republican presidential hopeful and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), speaks during the Energizing America Gala at the 2015 Southern Republican Leadership Conference May 22, 2015 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. About a dozen possible presidential candidates joined the conference and lobby for supports from Republican voters. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Getty Images SEE MORE: Rob covers business, economics and the environment for Fusion. He previously worked at Business Insider. He grew up in Chicago.