Radio host Kevin Swanson told his audience this week that they had his permission to attend same-sex weddings, but there’s a catch: If they attend, they must communicate to the couple that they really should be executed for getting married.
“I think you can attend a wedding if you hold a up a sign that reads Leviticus 20:13,” Swanson said of same-sex weddings. “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.’”
Swanson then complained about the recent closing of a wedding cake business. The business had refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple citing their religious beliefs. That triggered an investigation, but the bakery closed its doors permanently. Now Swanson wants to apply the Leviticus idea to cakes ordered by same-sex couples.
“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.”
Here’s the audio via RightWingWatch:
A couple’s wedding day is supposed to be a treasured memory. For anyone to call for ruining a couple’s special day is downright cruel. Such a call to action is outrageous. Same-sex couples shouldn’t have to worry about guests marring their ceremonies. If homosexuals disrupted heterosexual weddings, the Christian Right would scream bloody murder. Not liking someone’s sexual orientation doesn’t give anyone the right to disrespect them. As usual, however, the anti-gay crowd refuses to stop harassing gay people. It’s persecution, and it needs to stop. This is America, not Russia. No matter how much conservatives pray to turn this country into an anti-gay paradise, the fact is that America is still the land of the free with a Constitution that protects homosexuals. Everyone is equal under the law. Any anti-gay extremists that ruin the wedding of a gay couple should be slapped with a lawsuit. Of course, that’s assuming they’re actually able to walk out of the ceremony after spewing their hate.