Republican presidential candidates Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz joined radical right-wing pastor Kevin Swanson on the stage of Swanson’s “National Religious Liberties Conference” Friday where the controversial pastor once again called for the execution of gays and lesbians.
All three GOP candidates were interviewed on the stage by Swanson, interviewed on the same stage where Swanson, using the Bible as justification, argued that gays and lesbians deserve the death penalty.
There are instances in which both the Old and New Testament speak to the matter with unbelievable clarity. There’s not to be any debate about it. You know what that sin is – it’s the sin of homosexuality.
In fact in Romans 1 Paul affirms that this particular sin is worthy of death. The Old and New Testament, I believe both speak with authority and we outta receive it.
It’s not just Swanson advocating the death penalty for gays and lesbians at the “Religious Liberty” conference attended by Cruz, Huckabee and Jindal.. Two other speakers at the conference, Phillip Kayser, and Joel McDermon, are both advocates of capital punishment for homosexuality.
The conference is supposed to be a coming together of “persecuted” Christians and people who support Christian rights. The conference’s website states:
Persecution against Christians is on the rise in Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan, China, Oregon, and Kentucky.
In reality, the conference has nothing to do with religious liberty, and everything to do with Christian privilege, and the dream of a Christian theocracy.
Watch Swanson use the Bible to justify his call for executing gays and lesbians:
Bonus clip: Watch Swanson passionately declare that if he ever found out that his own son was gay and that son invited him to his wedding, he would show up covered in “sackcloth and ashes” and then smear himself in cow manure as he sat on the steps of the church and wailed lamentations: