Swaggart: Gays Would Behead Christians If They Could

Donnie Swaggart proves that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. The son of infamous Christian hypocrite Jimmy Swaggard is at least as much of a ridiculous demagogue as his father, declaring on a TV show that gay people really want to behead Christians like ISIS does and are upset that they can’t get away with it.

“All of this is to shut the Bible up,” Swaggart declared. “They want the Bible gone. And I’m going to make a statement: These people that are trying to do this in Houston, the only difference between them and ISIS, those thugs in Iraq, is those here cannot chop our heads off. That’s the only difference. The heart is the same. The heart is the same. If they could silence us that way to intimidate others, that’s exactly what they would do.”

Right Wing Watch posted video of this on Youtube, but Swaggart immediately filed a copyright infringement complaint and it was removed, as they do automatically when such a complaint is filed. But it will be back, just like their videos of Gordon Klingenschmitt were restored. Apparently Swaggart is really, really concerned about being quoted directly saying really stupid things. It’s now been uploaded to another server:

Hey Donnie, would you like to compare the number of Christians who have committed violence against gay people to the number of gay people who have committed violence against Christians? It’s a pretty lopsided comparison.

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  • John Pieret

    He is simply assuming that gays are like wingnut Christians and would hurt those they dislike if they could. Of course, he up the ante by comparing his foes to the biggest boogeyman he can think of at the moment. Tomorrow it will be Hitler or Pol Pot or Stalin.

  • Kevin Kehres

    It’s true! We’re going to behead Christians in the FEMA death camps.

    Any day now…just as soon as Ebola brought in by illegals sneaking across the border causes the Muslim terrorist President to declare martial law. And then all Christians will be sent to FEMA death camps.

    Gotta admit, it would be a heck of a lot quieter around here.

  • D. C. Sessions

    This is pretty much stock right-wing strategy any more: pre-emptively accuse your opponents of your own sins, no matter how absurd the accusation (“lesbians want to rape every man in America!”) That way, the accusation itself can be treated as a tu quoque and even more nonsensical than the ludicrous first shot.

  • raven

    Xianity is historically and today a violent religion. Especially the fundies.

    They don’t just attack gays. They sponsor xian terrorism and attack and kill MD’s. They bomb mosques (dozens of attacks), and family planning clinics. One is in prison for trying to assassinate the President, by firing at and hitting the White House.

    According to the FBI, 2/3’s of all terrorist attacks in the USA since 9/11 have been by right wingnuts and/or fundie xians.

  • raven

    College student and Christian ‘religious zealot Isaiah Marin …

    www .dailymail .co.uk/news/…/Man-charged-attack-killed-troopers-son.html

    Oct 30, 2014 – ‘Religious zealot’ Christian student ‘decapitated 19-year-old friend because … Marin was furious at Crockett for his interest in witchcraft, which he saw as … A student at Northern Oklahoma College, Marin was described as a …

    The only religously motivated beheading, we’ve had in the USA lately was by a fundie xian fanatic in Oklahoma. This just happened three weeks ago.

    There has been a near total news blackout about this beheading!!! It barely made the local news and didn’t make the national news at all. In fact, the first hit from Google was a UK newspaper.

    More proof as if any was needed that the media is biased (and maybe afraid of)….xians.

  • raven

    The real story is the persecution of scientists by Fundie Xian Death cultists, who have fired, harassed, beaten up, and killed evolutionary biologists and their supporters whenever they can.

    http:// www. sunclipse.org/?p=626 [link goes to Blake Stacey’s blog which has a must read essay with documentation of the cases below.]

    Posting the list of who is really being beaten up, threatened, fired, attempted to be fired, and killed. Not surprisingly, it is scientists and science supporters by Death Cultists.

    If anyone has more info add it. Also feel free to borrow or steal the list.

    I thought I’d post all the firings of professors and state officials for teaching or accepting evolution.

    2 professors fired, Bitterman (SW CC Iowa) and Bolyanatz (Wheaton)

    1 persecuted unmercifully Richard Colling (Olivet) Now resigned under pressure.

    1 persecuted unmercifully for 4 years Van Till (Calvin)

    1 attempted firing Murphy (Fuller Theological by Phillip Johnson IDist)

    1 successful death threats, assaults harrasment Gwen Pearson (UT Permian)

    1 state official fired Chris Comer (Texas)

    1 assault, fired from dept. Chair Paul Mirecki (U. of Kansas)

    1 killed, Rudi Boa, Biomedical Student (Scotland)

    1 fired Brucke Waltke noted biblical scholar

    Biology Department fired, La Sierra SDA University

    1 attempted persecution Richard Dawkins by the Oklahoma state legislature

    Vandalism Florida Museum of Natural History

    Death Threats Eric Pianka UT Austin and the Texas

    Academy of Science engineered by a hostile, bizarre IDist named Bill Dembski

    Death Threats Michael Korn, fugitive from justice, towards the UC Boulder biology department and miscellaneous evolutionary biologists.

    Death Threats Judge Jones Dover trial. He was under federal marshall protection for a while

    Up to 16 with little effort. Probably there are more. I turned up a new one with a simple internet search. Haven’t even gotten to the secondary science school teachers.

    It’s time again. The list of attacks by creationists against scientists and science supporters. A lot of scientists, including myself, get death threats from the fundies. It’s routine, expected. Never, ever turn your back on a creationist or fundie xian.

    It’s happened before. It will happen again. Fundie xianity is based on hate, and where you have hate,…you have hate crimes.

  • Azkyroth Drinked the Grammar Too :)

    I thought they were under the impression gays already just got head all day.

  • dingojack

    Dear Donnie – see the next most recent thread on this blog. Want to revise your statement?!?


  • blf

    Beheading? Typical lack of imagination. That’s what one group of bogeymen currently in the news, daʻish, is doing, therefore, that is what the wingnut’s fictional group of bogeymen also want to do. If the real bogeymen were dropping their victims in large vats of garlic-flavored hot custard and demanding the victims eat their way out, then that is also what those fictional bogeymen would want to do (and is probably, in reality, what these imagination-poor idiots want to do to their fictional bogeymen).


  • cptdoom

    He’s totally right, but before we can poison the culture to the point that the beheadings are accepted and celebrated, we have some work to do.

    First, we’ll set up organizations solely devoted to limiting the rights of Christians.

    Second, we’ll create a whole system of propaganda and deliberately misinterpreted scientific data to “prove” Christians are all violent and evil, and are actually not worshipping God at all. We’ll show how their high divorce rates are actually an “assault” on marriage, and the crimes committed by Christians demonstrate that they are a threat to society.

    Third, we’ll get referenda at the state level passed to limit the rights of Christians, using the propaganda in step two to strike fear into the hearts of voters.

    Finally, we’ll get laws passed that limit the free speech rights of Christians so they can’t indoctrinate children into their immoral lifestyle choice.

    If I could only remember where this model has been tried before.

  • Larry

    Behead them? Sure. I mean, its not as though their gonna miss them. AmIRIght?

  • neonsequitur

    Looks like a typical case of projection to me.