Kevin Swanson: Gays In Orlando Got What They Deserved

Jim Burroway

June 18th, 2016

kevin_swanson_a-500x321On Thursday, Colorado-based pastor Kevin Swanson discussed the Pulse gay night club massacre in Orlando on his radio program:

Why do homosexuals murder homosexuals?” he asked. Because, according to Romans 1, “God gave them up to vile passions.” “Violence” and “murder,” he said, are deeply tied to homosexuality.

“What’s the bottom line as we view what’s happening in Orlando today?” he said. “I think it is, again, the Romans 1 scenario, it is that God gives them up.”

The Orlando massacre, Swanson added, shows what happens when God’s “restraints have been lifted entirely and when God doesn’t restrain, people go nuts in their sins.”

Swanson isn’t just any fringe extremist. Last November as the Republican primary season was really heating up, Swanson hosted the Freedom 2015 conference in Des Moines, Iowa. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and  former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal joined Swanson on stage for a Q&A session. Shortly after, Swanson closed out the conference a ringing defense of his belief that gay people should be put to death. He screamed:

Kevin SwansonYes! Leviticus 20:13 calls for the death penalty for homosexuals! Yes,! Romans Chapter 1 verse 32 the Apostle Paul does say that homosexuals are worthy of death – his words, not mine! And I am not ashamed! I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

He went on to explain that he wouldn’t advocate the government round up and kill gay people… yet.

They need time to repent! Do you understand? American needs time to repent! You say “why don’t you call for it?” American needs time to repent! Of their homosexuality, their adultery, and their porn addictions. … America is steeped in a destructive form of homosexuality. Friends, they’re bound for hell! Do you understand? It’s not so much an issue of the death penalty. It’s an issue of God’s judgement that’s hanging upon this nation today!


June 18th, 2016

I’m not a person prone to violence unless I am really, really angry, but I truly wish someone would walk up on stage while Swanson is in one of his rants and kick him in the balls as hard and they could. And then do it again.


June 18th, 2016

I’m not a person prone to violence unless I am really, really angry, but I truly wish someone would walk up on stage while Swanson is in one of his rants and kick him in the balls as hard as they could. And then do it again.


June 18th, 2016

Oops — sorry for the dupe.


June 18th, 2016

So again, those in Denver. ACT UP! Protest his church, flood the radio show with calls, face him down everytime.


June 18th, 2016

What a scumbag. #deconverter

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