Christian Pastor Kevin Swanson: Beauty and the Beast Promotes “Inter-Species Breeding”

Anti-gay Pastor Kevin Swanson hates the new live-action Beauty and the Beast movie. But not for the same reason a lot of other evangelical Christians hate it.

Oh, sure, he’s irrationally freaked out by the gay character in the film.

But you know what’s really awful? The way the movie promotes inter-species dating. Seriously.

He commented on it during his radio show recently, saying that liberals “[seem] to be okay with this inter-species breeding,” and they have been even since Star Trek was on the air.

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“Christians, I don’t believe, can allow for this,” Swanson stated. “Humans are made in the image of God. Humans are assigned a spouse which happens to be a member of the opposite sex. Friends, God’s law forbids it… Christians should not allow for this, man. We cannot allow for humans to interbreed with other species. It’s just wrong, wrong, wrong. It’s confusion, it’s unnatural.

“We are in some of the most radical, most anti-biblical, the most immoral, the most unethical, the most wicked sexual environment that the world has ever known, right now,” he warned.

Leave it to Christians to take a story about love and turn it into a lesson on why God hates certain types of relationships… Well, it wouldn’t be the first time.

But even beyond that, Swanson has clearly never seen the film. Beauty never bonked the Beast. When she kisses him — just once — and says she loves him, the spell is broken and he becomes a human again.

There’s no inter-species breeding happening at all. Hell, even the candles stick to their own kinds.

At least no one seems to be taking Swanson seriously. The film has already made more than a billion dollars worldwide.

So much for those Christian boycotts. Turns out when you cry wolf at every turn, people stop taking your whining seriously.

(via Right Wing Watch)

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