Pastor Kevin Swanson calls for the execution of Girl Scout leaders because they promote homosexuality.
Speaking on his radio program the demented anti-gay pastor said that Girl Scouts leaders have violated Jesus’ teaching by promoting tolerance and equality for LGBT people, and that it would be better for Girls Scout leaders to have a millstone hung around their neck and thrown into the sea rather than cause a child to sin.
Referencing movies like Harry Potter and the Girl Scouts, Swanson said that people must put into effect Jesus’ teaching against debasing children with “movies that promote homosexuality or organizations that promote homosexuality.”
You’ve got to take what He (Jesus) says and you have to apply it.
In other words, Swanson wants to kill the gays, and their allies.
Yet this is nothing new. Swanson has made a career promoting the death penalty for LGBT people, and conservative Christians love him for it.
Previously Republican presidential candidates Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz joined the radical right-wing pastor the stage of his “National Religious Liberties Conference” where Swanson once again called for the execution of gays and lesbians.
At that time, Swanson, using the Bible as justification, argued that gays and lesbians deserve the death penalty, declaring:
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.
Making a dramatic plea in 2013, Swanson said on his “Generations Radio” program:
I don’t want to support lesbianism, I don’t want to support Planned Parenthood and I don’t want to support abortion, and if that be the case I’m not buying Girl Scout cookies.
Please, I beg of you, do not buy Girl Scout cookies. Please, I beg of you, stop buying Girl Scout cookies…
In reality, the Girl Scouts are a fantastic organization that rejects discrimination and bigotry because it’s the right thing to do.
Bottom line: Despite the disturbing anti-gay hate speech, Swanson is an influential conservative Christian pastor who is respected and admired by Republicans like Bobby Jindal, Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz.
(H/T Right Wing Watch – listen to Pastor Swanson call for the execution of Girl Scout leaders below)