Praising Vladimir Putin and urging readers to burn the “fag flag,” a prominent Christian activist argues gays and the Christians who accept them should be put to death.
Theodore Shoebat, the son of anti-Islam activist Walid Shoebat, is a self-described “Christian militant” and an extreme anti-gay activist. Shoebat and his father are regular contributors to Matt Barber’s BarbWire.
Theodore Shoebat is also featured in “Light Wins,” an anti-gay “documentary” also featuring Republican presidential candidates Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee, several GOP congressmen and dozens of Religious Right activists.
Reacting to the recent and historic Supreme Court decision affirming marriage equality, Shoebat writes:
Get rid of the fag flag and burn it into oblivion!
Today, many love to say that if people are indulging in what they want to do, “and as long as they are not hurting anyone and doing it in the privacy of their own homes,” then they are completely fine with it, no matter how evil or deviant. This is especially true when it comes to any debate over homosexuality, or disordered beliefs. They hold that no law should be made against the acts, even though they are a danger to society, because they consider it a private pleasure.
Many claiming Christians will express their support for the sodomites, and they many times will bring up the “love of Christ” to vindicate their support for them. Let us remind such people that no where [sic] in Scripture is evil tolerated simply because it does not physically or directly harm someone, or because it is private. In fact, Christianity is so much against allowing private deviancy, that it says that those who “approve of those who practice them” are “worthy of death” (Romans 1:32).
This means that opinions expressed in favor for homosexuality and other deviancies (such as cannibalism), are worthy of capital punishment…
Defending the Confederate flag while bashing LGBT people immeidately after the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality, Shoebat tweeted:
— Theodore Shoebat (@theodoreshoebat) June 26, 2015
(“Don’t Ban The Confederate Flag, Instead Ban The Blasphemous And Demonic Homosexual Flag”)
This is not the first time Shoebat has used the Bible to argue that LGBT people deserve the death penalty. In April 2015 Shoebat also called for executing all gay people.
And Shoebat is not alone in calling for the execution of gays and lesbians. Arizona Pastor Steven Anderson has stated that the Bible demands the death penalty for gays and lesbians on multiple occasions.
Last September, claiming that being gay is a choice like drug abuse, Brainerd Baptist Church Senior Pastor Robby Gallaty told his large megachurch congregation that Christians should never stop discriminating against homosexuals, claiming that “gays must be put to death” because God commands it.
These Christian extremists are dangerous individuals. And they are getting louder, stretching the limits of free speech and the First Amendment.