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The Sounds of Fundamentalism: What I Would Do if My Son Was Gay by Kevin Swanson

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This is the thirty-third installment in The Sounds of Fundamentalism series. This is a series that I would like readers to help me with. If you know of a video clip that shows the crazy, cantankerous, or contradictory side of Evangelical Christianity, please send me an email with the name or link to the video. Please do not leave suggestions in the comment section.  Let’s have some fun!

Today’s Sound of Fundamentalism is a clip from a sermon preached by Kevin Swanson, an Orthodox Presbyterian Church minister.

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    maura

    hmmm. he looks kinda gay to me. methinks he doth protest too much. however, if i were his gay son i would invite him to the wedding as a cautionary tale. one wonders how these right wing nut jobs think, every single gay man gay woman are born to straight parents. gays don’t breed. how do they explain that?

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      Edward

      I gather from the context that you meant well by this comment, but I would like to explain something if I may. Just because a person is attracted to his or her own sex doesn’t mean that the equipment suddenly stops working. I know many gay people who have children, and in most cases they made them the old-fashioned way. In times past it was not all that uncommon for gay men to marry women and have children because that was the only way to be deemed “acceptable” in society.
      Now, as for this nut case looking gay, as a gay man myself all I can say is “eeewww!” Talk about gross!
      Thanks.

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        Bruce Gerencser

        I tend to think that a number of these outrageous Christian homophobes are conflicted about their sexuality. Knowing that they can’t be Evangelical AND gay, they rage against people who are gay. Every once in awhile, one of these guys get caught–Eddie Long and Ted Haggard come to mind–proving that it is very hard to deny your sexuality. I wish Evangelicals would admit that in every church are people who are gay, straight, or bisexual. Imagine how different things would be if Evangelicals stopped labeling normal human (healthy) sexual behaviors as “sins.”

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    Angiep

    (1) Thank you very much–I was eating lunch while watching the video and he started talking about “open, pussy sores.”
    (2) Simple solution to all gay couples – DO.NOT. invite him to your wedding.

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    Shaun Walls

    This chap is some way behind the curve. He represents an indefensible position that harks back to the dark ages. Genuine humans should be finding ways to put right the millennia of mistreatment that those born different to the stereotype have ensured. Luckily his views and those of his kind will eventually be washed away, the only question is how long we will take to do this.

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    John Arthur

    Hi Bruce,

    This barbaric ultra right-wing religious nut job believes that those same -sex oriented persons who wish to be in a sexual relationship , with whomever they want, should be put to death. He claims that both the OT and the NT support the death penalty for homosexuals.

    I cannot find anything in the NT to support this, except a theocratic interpretation of Mat. 5:17. He has support in the OT, but much of this testament is barbaric and comes from ancient world ignorance. It’s about time he looked at modern studies that suggest that same-sex orientation is not willfully chosen, but these people are mostly born this way.

    Although theonomy and dominionism seem to be a minority movement within Evangelicalism, hostility towards same-sex oriented persons seems much more widespread within that movement. If Evangelicals ever obtained control of the Republican party and there was a move to institute the death penalty for practicing homosexuals, they would use it.

    However, perhaps it is unlikely that they would gain such control, but the vilification and hatred of same-sex oriented persons by right wing religious wing nut pastors creates a terrible climate in congregations, subject to this kind of abuse.

    Shalom,

    John Arthur

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      John Arthur

      Hi Bruce,

      Kevin Swanson says the bible requires the death penalty for homosexuality.

      Shalom,

      John Arthur

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    Mark

    Hmmmmm, I’m a little worried about the tone of these comments. We must look at the deeper implications behind all this. Is him dressing in sackcloth and sitting in cow manure really such a bad thing? Personally, I’d love to see this guy do that. I think that’s probably about the best idea he has ever had. I wonder how much of the green stuff it would take to get his son to pretend to be gay (if pretending is necessary) and pretend to get married just so we could see that? Happy, happy thought… And come on, does anybody really disagree with him about carving happy faces on pus-y (tough word to write) sores? I don’t think that’s a nice thing to do. I’m never going to do it, and if I ever see anybody doing it I’m going to encourage them to stop. I think he should be admired for the strength he displayed in speaking against it. Let’s give credit where credit is due.

    For Chrissakes, THINK, people!

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    Brian

    Did I just hear a sack of shit speak in the English language, not just gas-off? Somebody call the vet! This guy needs a dose from a tranquilizer dart-gun.

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    Trenton

    If he does go through with his threat of covering his body in cow manure please be sure to warn all wedding guests to not smoke around him as methane is flammable?.

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