John M. Becker

Radio Host: Tell Gay Couples To Die On Their Wedding Day

Filed By John M. Becker | September 06, 2013 5:45 PM | comments

Filed in: Fundie Watch, Media
Tags: bakery, Christianists, fundie watch, fundies, Gordon Klingenschmitt, homeschool, Kevin Swanson, photographer, Sweet Cakes, wedding cake, wedding photographer

kevin_swanson.jpgRight-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.


Right Wing Watch notes that Swanson's remarks come just days after the equally zany former Navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt said that Christian photographers should print "worthy of death" on same-sex couples' wedding photos.

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