The toxicity of the Christofascists and their
whores pawns in the Republican Party seems to increase with every passing day as they more shrilly call for the end of religious freedom for all and a Christofascists run police state where those who reject their hate filled version of Christianity are punished for their non-conformity. As seems to be always the case, gays are singled out for particularly brutal treatment. These Christofascists are nothing less than a clear and present danger to America's constitutional form of government, yet politicians and others continue to give them undeserved deference. What these extremists are calling for is, in fact, a form of sedition. Right Wing Watch looks at the batshitery that passes for Christian discourse among these people. Here are highlights:
Colorado-based pastors Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner were unsurprisingly mortified by a ruling against a Colorado bakery which discriminated against gay customers, leaving Buehner to wonder if schools will soon be “forced to hire Jerry Sandusky when he’s on parole.”“What I think the homosexuals are doing is pressing into every nook and cranny of civil society,” Swanson said, urging on fundamentalist Christians to “impose God’s laws upon our systems, especially our political systems.”He called on Christians to advocate for the recriminalization homosexuality…for freedom: “God’s laws require that we prosecute homosexuals who are caught in the act of homosexuality or the act of sodomy on the basis of two or three witnesses. If Christians would do that, if Christian pastors would do that then we would be able to hopefully press back the line upon those who are impressing their rights upon Christians who really need that religious freedom.”
Note how these selfish, self-centered people are always depicted as the victims even as they trample on the rights of others and victimize others. As stated before, they are NOT nice or decent people and the larger public needs to open its eyes to this reality. As Joe Jervis notes, this is not the only anti-gay animus these pastors have displayed:
Kevin Swanson says gays caused the Colorado floods. Kevin Swanson says Christians should tell gay couples that they hope they die on their wedding day.