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Sunday, November 1, 2015

PFAW Urges GOP Candidates To Drop Out of Summit With Pastor Who Defends Death Penalty For Gays

People For the American Way (PFAW) is calling on Republican presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Mike Huckabee and Gov. Bobby Jindal to withdraw from a conference in Iowa next month hosted by a far-right pastor who has defended capital punishment for homosexuality and who has blamed forest fires on women who wear pants.

People For the American Way’s Right Wing Watch has documented the long history of extreme anti-gay, anti-women rhetoric from Kevin Swanson, the Colorado activist and pastor who is organizing next month’s “National Religious Liberties Conference” in Des Moines, which event organizers say Cruz, Huckabee and Jindal are scheduled to attend.

“We already knew that the Republican Party opposed LGBT rights and women’s equality, but this is taking things to a new level,” said People For the American Way President Michael Keegan. “We can respectfully disagree on matters of public policy, but someone who supports gay people being put to death should have no place in our public discourse, much less be sharing the stage with a major party’s presidential candidates.”

“If Cruz, Huckabee and Jindal are serious about wanting to hold the nation’s highest office,” Keegan said, “they should back out of this conference and denounce the extremism of its organizer.”

Swanson’s wild extremism includes:
Source: PFAW, October 30, 2015

Theodore Shoebat Praises Russia, Again Calls For Gays To Be Executed

Last week, Russian lawmakers introduced legislation that would make it illegal for anyone to admit that they are gay, imposing jail time or fines on anyone who makes a "public confession of his non-traditional sexual orientation."

Predictably, radical anti-gay activist Theodore Shoebat is championing the effort, posting a video over the weekend declaring that "this is what needs to be done" and, once again, calling for gays to be put to death.

"It's the sublime words of Moses that tell us how to deal with this evil," he stated. "Those who have sex with animals, men who have sex with men, women who have lesbian intercourse with each other, they are to be arrested and they are to be executed."

Celebrating the fact that "the laws in Russia are increasingly becoming more and more intense against this evil," Shoebat predicted that eventually Russia will start putting gays to death because "the average Russian wants execution for this nonsense and absolutely, I completely agree."

Homosexuality is "straight up evil," Shoebat declared as he asserted that any Christian who does not support putting gays to death is nothing but a fraudulent liar and a heretic.

Source: PFAW, Kyle Mantyla, October 27, 2015

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