Carson, Jindal to Speak at Christian Reconstructionist Conference

In Des Moines, Iowa in November there’s going to be a conference called the Freedom 2015 National Religious Liberties Conference. The conference is being put on by Kevin Swanson of Generations With Vision. Swanson is a Christian Reconstructionist who thinks gay people should be stoned to death. That isn’t stopping at least two Republican presidential candidates from appearing at the event:

Since Swanson believes that homosexuality should be punished by death and frequently claims that liberals are using things like the movie Frozen and Girl Scout cookies to make children gay, we hoped that even this year’s field of Republican presidential candidates would think twice before showing up at his conference.

But apparently that was too much to ask.

Steve Deace, a conservative Iowa radio host who frequently interviews GOP presidential candidates and is scheduled to speak at Swanson’s conference, spoke with Swanson about the conference last week and announced just that Ben Carson has already agreed to attend the event and that “Bobby Jindal is planning on being there.”

Another conference sponsor is American Vision, also a Christian Reconstructionist group. Reconstructionist pastor Joel McDurmon is speaking too. And Kirk Cameron. And Jay Sekulow. And Rafael Cruz. All of the presidential candidates have been invited, with Carson and Jindal apparently the only two so far to accept that invitation. This proves, yet again, that there is almost no one too extreme for today’s GOP. Even if you want to make the Mosaic law the criminal and civil law of the land, including stoning gay people and women who aren’t virgins on their wedding day, they’ll be happy to appear at your conferences.

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

    Well, sure, but on the other hand Clinton/Warren/Sanders gave a speech to a bunch of Leftists, and spoke of Extreme Socialist “issues” like so-called “economic” so-called “inequity”, so Both Sides are Equivalent™!

  • Alverant

    Out of curiousity, do they support any religious liberties that aren’t christian? For instance would they support a muslim cab driver’s religious liberties if he didn’t want to allow a seeing eye dog into his cab? How about a hindu working at a supermarket who wouldn’t check out anyone who had beef products in their cart?

  • Larry

    Like moths to a flame, members of the Insane Klown Kar Posse are drawn to bigots and haters and creationists and religious nutjobs because either they actually believe what nutjobs are saying or they’re pandering to the NJs for a few votes.

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

    Larry “Like moths to a flame, members of the Insane Klown Kar Posse are drawn to bigots and haters and creationists and religious nutjobs because either they actually believe what nutjobs are saying or they’re pandering to the NJs for a few votes.”

    Now you’re just being ridiculous. “A few votes”? Come on!

  • RickR

    Out of curiosity, do they support any religious liberties that aren’t christian?

    Oh that’s adorable.

  • eric

    Rafael Cruz is speaking but Ted isn’t attending? That’s ingenious. The nutjob crowd will read Rafael’s presence as endorsement, meanwhile Ted gets plausible deniability by not showing up.

  • Trebuchet

    Jindal isn’t even a Christian by the standards of most of the fundies.

  • busterggi

    Well that’s because they won’t have to worry about illegal aliens in attendance as at any Latino conference. Don’t want potential presidents to catch the Honduran flu.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eo.raptor.3 eoraptor

    Interesting that some of the Republic Party candidates are showing up at a RWNJ convention, but not one of them could be bothered to show up at the NAACP convention.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    … with Carson and Jindal apparently the only two so far to accept that invitation.

    There goes that Bobby Jindal again, showing us all how the GOP plans to stop being the stupid party.

  • Nick Gotts

    All of the presidential candidates have been invited, with Carson and Jindal apparently the only two so far to accept that invitation. This proves, yet again, that there is almost no one too extreme for today’s GOP.

    Well no; we need to wait for further evidence, which we’ll get over the next few months, since the conference is in November. If they remain the only two to accept, that would tend to show that most of the Republican candidates do consider Swanson and chums too extreme – at least, too extreme to risk associating with in public. If most of them accept, that will prove you right.