a coincidence that this was the worst year
in the history of Colorado, at least if you
use God’s law as a means of
determining human ethics?”
“committed homosexual acts on the front
page of the Denver Post,” which, along
with marijuana and abortion rights,
prompted the “worst year ever in terms
of flood and fire damage in Colorado’s history.”*
Last weekend Senator Ted Cruz, along with fellow GOP presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, spoke at a conference in Des Moines headed up by a man who advocates the execution of gay people — per his interpretation of the bible — and who made his call for mass extermination once again, onstage at the event, the National Religious Liberties Conference. Pastor Kevin Swanson has said in the past that Christians should attend gay weddings and hold up signs telling the newly married gay and lesbian couples that they “should be put to death.” He was an advocate of Uganda’s infamous “Kill the Gays” bill, which he saw as a model.**
And where are the Evangelicals who oppose killing of Gays?
It may be true that the “death to gays” pastors and their followers represent a tiny portion of evangelicals. But a much larger group of white evangelicals (and their leaders), which represented half of all GOP primary voters in the current presidential race, is not speaking out against the people making claims in the name of their religious faith. And by not doing so they are giving tacit approval to calls for violence, murder and genocide.***
Not all Evangelical Pastors recommend killing Gays. A North Carolina Pastor recommends an electric fence in pen where male homosexuals are put in one part. Separated from them is a space for Lesbians. They are to be fed and live out their natural lifetime after which there would be none left.****
put all the lesbians in there,” Worley suggests in the
clip, reportedly filmed on May 13.
the homosexuals and have that fence electrified so
they can’t get out...and you know what, in a few years,
they’ll die out. Do you know why?
They can’t reproduce!”
**http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michelangelo-signorile/post_10496_b_8544540.html; http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/christian_pastor_says_gays_worthy_of_death_at_conference_with_3_gop_presidential_candidates; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/09/robert-gallaty-anti-gay-pastor_n_5792996.html; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/courtney-odonnell/anti-gay-pastors_b_1566346.html