Right-wing minister, "Christian" radio host, and homeschooling advocate Kevin Swanson recently told his radio show audience that the only "appropriate" way to attend a same-sex wedding is to show up holding a sign with the words of Leviticus 20:13 printed on it.
"Here's a question we have dealt with before on the program: should you attend a gay wedding... I think that would be appropriate -- that you could attend a wedding and hold up the sign, Leviticus 20:13. And, you know, word for word: 'A man sleeps with a man as he sleeps with a woman, the two of them have committed abomination; they shall both be put to death.' I mean, you could attend a wedding and hold up that sign."
Swanson made the outrageous comments during a discussion about Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the Oregon bakery whose bigoted business owners claimed their religious beliefs gave them the right to refuse service to same-sex couples, in violation of the state's nondiscrimination law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. So many customers deserted Sweet Cakes once they learned about the bakery's anti-LGBT business practices that owners Melissa and Aaron Klein had to close up shop last weekend.
The minister's advice for anti-gay bakers like the Kleins? "If it comes down to it, if you bake a cake for a homosexual wedding, you can put Leviticus 20:13 on the cake."
Audio of Swanson's remarks is after the jump.