Christian radio host: OK to attend gay weddings if grooms told ‘they shall both be put to death’

By David Edwards
Thursday, September 5, 2013 15:31 EDT
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Generations Radio host Kevin Swanson (Vimeo)
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A Christian radio host told his listeners this week that he had no problem with them attending “gay weddings” as long as same sex couples were also told that they had “committed an abomination and they shall both be put to death.”

In a clip posted by Right Wing Watch on Thrusday, host Kevin Swanson ranted that the “pink mafia” had forced an Oregon wedding cake business to shut down after it refused to serve same sex couples.

Swanson said that it may be best to stay out of the wedding cake business, and then tackled the question of whether people should even attend same sex marriage ceremonies.

“I have no problem attending happy weddings,” he explained. “Okay, if there is a gay wedding and everybody is gay, everybody is happy, I have no problem with people attending a happy wedding. Okay? But I’m not real big on attending Neronic weddings. So, I draw a distinction between gay weddings and Neronic weddings… Neronic weddings is what Nero came up with when he said, let’s do same sex weddings.”

“However, I can make an exception. I think you can attend a wedding if you hold a up a sign that reads Leviticus 20:13,” he added. “I think that would be appropriate. You could attend a wedding and hold up a sign with Leviticus 20:13. You know, word for word: ‘If a man sleeps with a man as he sleeps with a woman the two of them have committed an abomination and they shall both be put to death.’ You could attend a wedding and hold up that sign.’”

“And I guess if it comes down to it, if you bake a cake for a homosexual wedding, you could put Leviticus 20:13 on the cake.”

Earlier this week, former Navy Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt had a similar idea for Christian photographers working at same sex weddings.

Klingenschmitt suggested that photographers should should print on every photograph a Bible verse from Romans 1:32, which he interpreted to mean that homosexuals were “worthy of death.”

“Sure you can come, you can hire us, we’ll do your wedding, but we’re going to stamp on the back of every wedding photograph the scripture from Romans 1 that tells you that it’s a sin,” he warned. “We’re just exercising freedom of the press. Let’s see if they can prosecute that.”

Listen to this audio from Generations With Vision, uploaded Sept. 5, 2013.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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