Ted Cruz, who has a shot at the GOP nomination, attended Pastor Kevin Swanson's "religious liberty convention" today. Cruz sat for an interview with Swanson—as did Mike Huckabee and Bobbie Jindal, two wet squarts who not only don't have a shot at the GOP nomination, both men know they don't have a shot at the GOP nomination. (Huckabee and Jindal are in it for the post-run gigs, book deals, and speaking fees.) Via Joe My God comes this video of Swanson's remarks today:
Pastor Swanson called for gays and lesbians to be executed—at a "religious liberty" confab attended from one legitimate candidate for the GOP nomination and two clowns from the kids' table. Hey, campaign reporters? Do your jobs and ask Cruz, Jindal, and Huckabee if they agree with the homicidal pastor whose dick they were seen sucking today. Do they also think gays and lesbians should be put to death? Would they attend an event hosted by a pastor who called for the executions of Jews? Or Atheists? Or yoga instructors?
Some will argue that Swanson is just telling us what it say there in the bible. And it's true-ish—the bible does seem to say that! And some people believe the bible is the word of God and stuff and we have to respect their beliefs about biblical morality. So they get a pass on calling for the deaths of homosexuals.
But the same bible that calls for the execution of gays and lesbians also calls for the execution of adulterers. I'll believe that this is about biblical morality—and not just about homophobia—when "Christians" like Pastor Swanson start calling for the executions of Newt Gingrich, Bill O'Reilly, David Vitter, Dinesh D'Souza, Kim Davis, and Rupert Murdoch. And for the deaths of women who aren't virgins on their weddings nights. And for the deaths of witches. And for the death of Nancy Reagan too. (That adulterer Ronald Reagan may have escaped biblical justice but Nancy's still with us.)
Or maybe I'm being silly. I mean, it's not like campaign reporters have ever made a big deal about the shit that came out of the mouth of a Christian pastor that a Democratic presidential candidate was spotted palling around with.
After the jump: Pastor Swanson's advice for parents who've been invited to the wedding of a gay child. (Spoiler: It's not very Christian!)