CNN reports that Christian fascist Roy Moore has regularly appeared on the radio show of fellow Christian fascist Kevin Swanson, as if this was the least bit surprising. The article notes that Swanson advocates the death penalty for gay people, but Moore does as well.
Moore has appeared on pastor Kevin Swanson’s Generation Radio at least five times and as recently as this February, a CNN KFile review finds. Swanson is a Colorado-based pastor who on several occasions has preached that the biblical punishment for homosexuality is death. Most recently, Swanson tied Hurricane Harvey in Houston to the city having “a very, very aggressively pro-homosexual mayor.”…
Swanson brought Moore on his radio program to discuss matters relating to the role Christianity plays — or should play, in their opinion in American society. In his appearances, Swanson and Moore lamented the lack of prayer in public schools, discussed their concern that “In God we Trust” would be removed from American currency, and talked about a friend of the court brief Moore filed in support of a court’s right to cite the Bible in criminal cases.
In one appearance Moore and Swanson criticized state legislation that would ban discrimination against gays, with Moore saying it was an example of the government trying to tell citizens what they were allowed to think and believe.
In response to a request for comment on Moore’s appearances with Swanson, Moore spokesperson Brett Doster told CNN: “Appearing in any interview is never an endorsement of the interviewer. Responding to CNN is a great example.”
Except we know that Moore does agree with Swanson because he’s said so. The CNN article mentions his concurring opinion in Ex Parte H.H., a 2002 custody case heard by the Alabama Supreme Court, but it doesn’t actually quote the relevant portion of that ruling, as I’ve done several times. He says there are two acceptable ways to deal with gay people — prison or death.
To disfavor practicing homosexuals in custody matters is not invidious discrimination, nor is it legislating personal morality. On the contrary, disfavoring practicing homosexuals in custody matters promotes the general welfare of the people of our State in accordance with our law, which is the duty of its public servants. Providing for the common good involves maintaining a public morality through both our criminal and civil codes, based upon the principles that right conscience demands, without encroaching on the jurisdiction of other institutions and the declared rights of individuals.
The State may not interfere with the internal governing, structure, and maintenance of the family, but the protection of the family is a responsibility of the State. Custody disputes involve decision-making by the State, within the limits of its sphere of authority, in a way that preserves the fundamental family structure. The State carries the power of the sword, that is, the power to prohibit conduct with physical penalties, such as confinement and even execution. It must use that power to prevent the subversion of children toward this lifestyle, to not encourage a criminal lifestyle.
Bear in mind that the mother’s lesbianism was not even at issue in the case. The father sued for custody, but not because the mother was a lesbian. That’s how deranged Moore is in his bigotry against gay people, he went out of his way to say that we should imprison or kill them in a case where sexual orientation was completely irrelevant. Moore goes on Swanson’s show because he agrees with them, because they are both Christian fascists who believe the government should enforce their utterly barbaric religious beliefs and murder those they disapprove of.
And this is going to be the next senator from Alabama. Who would have believed that it would be possible to find someone worse than Jeff Sessions to fill that seat?