Swanson: Gay Marriage Leads to Murder of Christians

Kevin Swanson, the astonishingly far-right host of Generations Radio, is easily one of the most extreme voices in an already extreme bunch. On his show recently, he delivered a rather bizarre rant about Nero and gay marriage, claiming that it will lead to the murder of Christians.

Insisting that gay marriage is the brainchild of Nero, the 1st Century Roman emperor, Swanson said that “Nero is never content to just do his homo thing, he’s going to burn Christians. Homosexuality is going to be in the closet or Christians will be in the fire…. Nero is out of the closet and Nero is hell-bent to burn Christians and endorse homosexual marriage.”

“This is a dividing line for the good and the evil,” Swanson continued, claiming that the gay rights movement is part of the “Antichrist” system revealed in the Book of Revelation.

“This is the very essence of the most evil forces that have ever existed in the history of the world as recorded in Revelation 17,” Swanson said. “So please understand that Nero is never content just to do his homo thing, he’s got to torch Christians in his gardens.”

I think I’m going to start measuring wingnutitude on a scale from 1 to Kevin Swanson.

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

    Wasn’t Homo Thing a character on The Addams Family?

  • otrame

    It was Cat in a Hat. Thing One and Thing Two. Everybody knew Thing Two was a Homo.

  • John Pieret

    Wasn’t Homo Thing the big vegetable from outer space that James Arness played in that 50’s sci-fi film?

  • wreck

    @ Mo #1:

    I believe that was Uncle Fister.

  • Larry

    You mean that cute, little, clown fish with the damaged fin wants to burn Mr. Swanson because he (the fish) is actually gay?

    That doesn’t make any sen…

    What’s that? It’s Nero, not Nemo?

    Oh, that’s very different. Nevermind…

  • raven

    “This is the very essence of the most evil forces that have ever existed in the history of the world as recorded in Revelation 17,”

    The usual.

    1. If a xian says something is in the bible, it usually isn’t.

    2. If a xian quotes the bible, it is usually taken out of context and doesn’t mean what they say it does.

    Revelation 17:

    17 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great whore who is seated on many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and with the wine of whose fornication the inhabitants of the earth have become drunk.” etc.

    18 The woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth.”

    Revelation 17 is basically gibberish. There is no one great city that rules over the kings of the earth. The closest is Washington DC and we can’t even get the Vietnamese, Iraqis, Alabama, or Afghanis to do what we want.

    Revelation 17 says nothing about gays or gay marriage. It’s generic babbling.

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    Modus (#1): “Wasn’t Homo Thing a character on The Addams Family?”

    No, you were thinking of the Fabulous Four. Teammate of the Flaming Torch.

  • Synfandel

    Homo thing is an extinct human ancestor that was discovered by an especially unimaginative paleontologist.

  • eric

    Revelation 17 is basically gibberish. There is no one great city that rules over the kings of the earth. The closest is Washington DC

    This part isn’t gibberish, it refers to Rome. The author basically tells the reader that a few verses on, having an angel explain (to the reader, in case they didn’t get it) that the seven-headed beast the Whore-city rides on refers to seven hills. Like a lot of literature (including, famously, Dante’s Inferno), Revelation’s author is attacking the political leaders of his time and place, and calling them corrupt and evil, but doing so using allegory.

  • blf

    Homo thing was actually meant to be homo fling but it was misspelled as homo fing and auto-corrected.

  • raven

    This part isn’t gibberish, it refers to Rome.

    I’d guessed it could be Rome. the city built on seven hills. Or Seattle also built on seven hills. But that has its own problem if you assume the magic book has any connection to reality (it doesn’t).

    Because Rome isn’t the…great city that rules over the kings of the earth.

    Rome was sacked three or four times and even the capital of the Roman empire moved to Constantinople. It was mostly deserted for several centuries during the xian era, also known as the Dark Ages. These days it’s made a comeback of sorts but it is by no means the greatest city on earth and it only rules over Italy with some difficulty.

    So when John the drug tripper isn’t spouting gibberish, he is just…completely wrong. My cat could do as much.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/TabbyLavalamp Tabby Lavalamp

    You all laugh and mock, but ever since marriage equality was made law here in Canada, the murdering of Christians has become our national sport. That’s why Canadian NHL teams are no longer competitive, everyone’s too busy finding new, inventive, and exciting ways to murder Christians. Just this summer in Edmonton there’s a competition to build catapults and trebuchets to see who can fling a Christian the furthest over the river.

    Now, you’d think that in the decade of marriage equality that we’ve been suffering under we’d have run out of Christians to murder by now, but nothing can be further from the truth! When numbers run low, we just convert some of the millions of Muslims that we have camped out by the border! Of course we’ve been a little short sighted and now we’re running low on Muslims to sent in to destroy the United States…

  • carpenterman

    Modus @1, wreck @2:

    The Addams family line was good, but the “Uncle Fister” joke wins the thread.

  • eric

    I’d guessed it could be Rome. the city built on seven hills. Or Seattle also built on seven hills.

    Well, given that the book was written around 80-100 AD, in the Roman Empire, in Koine Greek, I’m going with Rome as more likely than Seattle.

    But that has its own problem if you assume the magic book has any connection to reality (it doesn’t). Because Rome isn’t the…great city that rules over the kings of the earth.

    Yes, but it was at the time the book was written. That’s the point; the author is talking about his contemporary political leaders. Look, if you read some 17th century British author who said “the Sun will Never Set on Our Empire,” you’d have to be block-of-wood-stupid to think he was talking about the 21st century superpower that is the US. The same thing is true here. The fundies are being stupid in thinking that these verses apply to the 21st century superpower that is the US. But you are also (IMO) incorrect in thinking that the author is writing gibberish or being so vague that their pronouncements could apply to any city at any time. He is not. The Whore is the 1st Century Roman Empire, centered on Rome, just as sure as if I wrote a “prophesy” today talking about how The Evil Emperor will arise out of a Windy City and lead a great nation into dust, I’m not talking about some 5015 settlement orbiting Jupiter. That appellation (Windy City) is obvious to my contemporaries, to my audience. As are ‘the city on seven hills’ to this authors’ contemporaries.

  • carpenterman

    Sorry, that’s wreck @4.

  • marcus

    I think I’m going to start measuring wingnutitude on a scale from 1 to Kevin Swanson.

    But Ed, wouldn’t that number be so large as to be meaningless?

  • eric

    @16: no problem, we’ll just measure most things in picoSwansons.