Swanson Laments Not Being Able to Kill Gay People

A country singer named Kacey Musgraves apparently has an album out that is pro-LGBT equality and unhinged bigot Kevin Swanson is quite upset that she just won some sort of award, even lamenting the fact that in decades past people like him would have been allowed to put her to death merely for the advocacy of equality.

“Let me say this, if she had sang [sic] that thing in a country bar in the 1920s or 1880s in Denver, Colorado, somebody would’ve called for a rope, ‘Get a rope!’ You know what would have happened, she would not have made it out of town in the 1880s, 1920s, 1940s or 1960s. But things have changed, friends.”

Yes, they have. And to any reasonable person not motivated by hate and bigotry, that’s a very, very good thing. To people like Swanson, it’s something to regret.

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Oh, and the demons are now dancing a jig because of all this:

“When you can turn a once-Christian nation into Sodom, that’s when the demons do their celebration, their dance in the end zone,” he said. “So she’s got to promote homosexuality and she’s got to promote the abandonment of the traditional church in the same song. That’s critical for the dismantling of the Christian faith in the heartland.”

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  • D. C. Sessions

    Absolutely. On the subject of Christianity and homosexuality, there is no middle ground or room for compromise. It’s one or the other, to the death, pick one side or the other, fer Jesus or again’ Jesus.

    Sing it loud, Brother!

  • http://www.clanfield.net janiceintoronto

    Can I join the dance?

  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    That’s critical for the dismantling of the Christian faith in the heartland.

    To the extent that these ghouls are representative of Christianity, one can only hope.

  • John Pieret

    ‘Get a rope!’ You know what would have happened, she would not have made it out of town in the 1880s, 1920s, 1940s or 1960s.”

    Whut? A black man just wink at a white woman?

  • raven

    “So she’s got to promote homosexuality and she’s got to promote the abandonment of the traditional church in the same song. That’s critical for the dismantling of the Christian faith in the heartland.”

    Since when is xianity centered around hating gays? They are barely mentioned in the bible.

    If that is all their religion is, it isn’t going to be dismantled. It’s going to die of boredom.

  • Loqi

    It’s a good thing I’m not a Christian, or I might be very upset at Mr. Swanson for suggesting my religion was the reason lynchings happened and longs for those days again. I don’t think I’d like him trying to poke holes in my carefully constructed bubble of delusion that Christianity is about loving your neighbor.

  • moarscienceplz

    Who the hell is Kevin Swanson?

  • anubisprime

    “So she’s got to promote homosexuality and she’s got to promote the abandonment of the traditional church in the same song. That’s critical for the dismantling of the Christian faith in the heartland.”

    Actually not really…it will only take a few frothing bigots like Swanson to make a few more tasteless and completely dumb ‘observations’ to make folk consider the utterly moronic screed and message to realise these jerk off’s are, to a sunbeam, fuckin’ demented fuckwads devoid of message and devoid of intelligence.

    Next they might well consider the role that a church might play in the diatribe and when the true glory of the reality of the fatuous bullshite dawns and when those brain-dead messages finally breaks into their consciousness, they will realise the wizard behind the curtain is in fact an illusion and they have been conned ruthlessly for many years.

    That is all that is ‘critical for the dismantling of the Christian faith in the heartland.’

    Homosexuality has nothing to do with it!

    So sing on Swanson et al…destiny awaits…!

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    When was it a Christian Nation? Was it back during Jim Crow? Back during the Trail of Tears? Was it back when people owned people? Or was it back in the colonial days when the Puritans (among others) jailed or expelled groups that weren’t Puritanical enough? When?

  • Michael Heath

    D.C. Sessions writes:

    On the subject of Christianity and homosexuality, there is no middle ground or room for compromise. It’s one or the other, to the death, pick one side or the other, fer Jesus or again’ Jesus.

    Conservative Christianity certainly, but not all of Christianity. Non-black liberal Christians have been at the fore-front of just not swinging the pendulum towards equality for gays, but also influencing cultural acceptance of gay people and their families. Conservative Christians are the abusers here, not all Christians.

  • Scr… Archivist

    …a country bar in the 1920s…

    Ah, yes, the Prohibition Era. I find it amusing that Swanson chose to mention it (albeit obliquely). That intense moral controversy is now largely forgotten, just as future generations will forget about the present one.

  • eric

    @9:

    When was it a Christian Nation? Was it back during Jim Crow? Back during the Trail of Tears? Was it back when people owned people? Or was it back in the colonial days when the Puritans (among others) jailed or expelled groups that weren’t Puritanical enough? When?

    Tsk tsk. You know as well as I do that at any time, the good parts are the Chrisitan Nation parts and the bad parts aren’t. Of course it’s their definition of “good,” so things like unmarried women dying in childbirth and not being allowed to vote is also some of the Christian Nation part.

  • D Carter

    Swanson doesn’t need a rope. He needs a one-way ticket to Russia.

    Hey, increasing equality is America–love it or leave it.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Michael Heath @10:

    I hope you’re not expecting me to defend his position. Have I misrepresented it?

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    And when somebody called out ‘Get a rope!’ that somebody’s name … was Jesus.

  • cptdoom

    If you listen to the lyrics of the song, she’s not “promoting” anything. The song is about how you’ll be insulted by someone no matter what you do – whether you kiss boys or girls or whether you’re first @ church or you never go. Ironically Swanson is angry because she’s not condemning the right people.

  • freehand

    Michael Heath: Conservative Christians are the abusers here, not all Christians.

    .

    Yup. My forebears founded the Southern Baptist convention to differentiate themselves from all those people-lovin’ Baptists from up North (mostly). If Jesus wanted folks to love other people, he should have said so!

  • Akira MacKenzie

    ‘Get a rope!’

    Wait… Is he threatening someone with a pro-equality message, or did he just find out his salsa was made in New York City?

  • tfkreference

    NEW YORK CITY?!?!?!

  • kagekiri

    @10 Michael Heath:

    Conservative Christianity certainly, but not all of Christianity. Non-black liberal Christians have been at the fore-front of just not swinging the pendulum towards equality for gays, but also influencing cultural acceptance of gay people and their families. Conservative Christians are the abusers here, not all Christians.

    “But not *all* of them…” defensive statements: kinda lame.

    Throwing black liberal Christians under a rather broad bus and saying all non-black liberal Christians are great at LGBT stuff (basically saying white people?) IMMEDIATELY after a “but not all” anti-generalization whine, without any qualifying words that you just demanded others use?

    That’s some brazen assholery.

    Tacking that vaguely racist comment on in an article that mentions the conservative Christians bemoaning the lack of goddamn LYNCHINGS in the SOUTH?

    WTF?

  • Michael Heath

    kagekiri writes to me:

    WTF?

    Revising what someone else wrote, as you do here to me, and then projecting your criticism of what you wrote onto another is always bad form.

    I suggest reading what I write more carefully prior to criticizing what you conjure up in your own mind.

  • Michael Heath

    kagekiri,

    Also, a clue that which you criticize was never stated by your target is the fact you first revised what’s written to then criticize that.