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Pastor longs for death penalty for gays
Pastor and radio host Kevin Swanson expressed desire to return to a time when homosexuality was punishable by death. He said he wished he could bring back the times when Christians “brought the death penalty upon homosexuality.” Later in his program, he spoke about the backlash against Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy’s anti-gay statements. After hearing of the Jim Henson’s company denouncing the restaurant chain, Swanson said he wondered if The Muppets supported pedophilia and if Kermit is interested in another frog. He also suggested Chick-fil-A serve “frog filet” and “Miss Piggy on a bun” to memorialize The Muppet’s decision to “take the sodomy route.” Because nothing says Christian like calling for the death of men, women and The Muppets.
Transgender group targeted by religious extremists
A newly formed Latina group for transgender women in Washington, D.C. has been targeted by a religious group calling for “divine punishment” on its members. The group, Casa Ruby, was started to offer social activities as well as other support for trans women who have a Latin background. However, recently the group has received threatening letters, including one that said, “You deserve divine punishment and death, but before death you should suffer. You are damned from birth to death.”
B&B owners tell neighbors God will punish gays
A New Jersey lesbian mother was dismayed to learn a local bed and breakfast and petting zoo owner supported Chick-fil-A. After Joianne Fraschilla wrote the B&B a Facebook message expressing her concern and dismay, she was not prepared for the vitriolic response. Claiming to be Christians, the owners attacked the mother’s young son and said he would be a society outcast. The response also allegedly cited the Bible and said, “’Lay down with dogs, get up with fleas.’ Guess that’s why God invented AIDS.”