In a Friday appearance on the Family Research Council’s Washington Watch radio show, show host Craig James claimed to not have an opinion on the topic of whether or not LGBT people who file discrimination suits should get the death penalty.
Right Wing Watch reported on Monday that James said, “I don’t know about the executions” when a caller suggested that litigious gays be put to death.
He then went on to say that Christians need to be “bold and firm” in their efforts to prevent LGBT people from realizing their full rights as Americans.
The discussion took place when a caller who called himself Phillip suggested that there is a “solution” to the problem of gays, lesbians and others suing to be treated equally by the government and businesses.
“I want to say something very horrific, a solution, and I think it’s the right solution,” said Phillip. “We pray for the homosexuals, we’ve prayed for our enemies but at the same time when they try to force us to go against God, I think that’s where they cross the line and we should pass laws to execute them when they have judges to go against our businesses.”
“Thank you Phillip,” said James on the air. “You know what, that part there, I don’t know about the executing, but I do know that we have to be bold and firm and much stronger.”
God wants straight people to stand up for their rights, James said. People have died in the name of Christ, so today’s Christians shouldn’t be afraid to fight against the rising tide of LGBT equality.
“I’m doing a course right now in seminary and it’s the history of the early church and it’s fascinating,” James said, “there’s been lots and lots and lots of men and women who have died for their Christian beliefs since the beginning and now we are in a time in this country and in this world where we must be bold and stand for God and His truths.”
The Family Research Council (FRC) is notorious for its efforts to spread misinformation about LGBT people and to fight their recognition as equal citizens of the United States, deserving of the same rights and protections under the law as their straight counterparts.
The Southern Poverty Law Center identified the FRC as a hate group for its efforts to block LGBT equality and for its willingness to bend the truth and misrepresent the facts in order to achieve its aims.
James is a former failed Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate who was fired from his job as a sportscaster when he made a series of disparaging and bigoted remarks about LGBT people. James has since sued Fox Sports over the firing, claiming it infringed upon his “religious freedom.”
Listen to the interview segment, embedded below via Right Wing Watch: