Spending a life with the person you love is a great avenue to happiness. It doesn’t pick anybody else’s pocket or prevent anybody else from being married in the way they want, it only creates happiness. Kevin Swanson knows just what to do with people who pursue happiness in a way he does not approve of:
Taking a page from Gordon Klingenschmitt, who said that photographers should print “worthy of death” on photos of the weddings of same-sex couples, Swanson said that guests can “attend the wedding and hold up the sign Leviticus 20:13 word for word: ‘If a man sleeps with a man as he sleeps with a woman the two of them have committed an abomination and they shall both be put to death.’ You could attend a wedding and hold up that sign.”
Bakeries, such as the Oregon cake shop that refused service to a gay couple, can do the same thing: “If you bake a cake for a homosexual wedding you can put Leviticus 20:13 on the cake.”
More moderate Christians will shrug this off. He’s just a lunatic! Of course, they believe the man who rose from the dead (who really speaks to them) has an entirely different set of commands, and they will consider themselves far more reasonable than Swanson.
The irony is that Swanson is citing the bible directly, to the letter. This will be excused by the same moderates who say that Jesus unmade all that barbarity. What the moderates won’t say is that god was morally wrong when he did command such a thing. And they will skip away content that their morality is unmarred.