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Kevin Swanson

Justifying Indecency in the Name of God

Tim Rymel | Posted 06.16.2016 | Religion
Tim Rymel

Growing up in a Christian home, and then becoming a Christian minister for 25 years, I'd been horrified by a lot of things, but my Christianity, as misguided as it was perhaps, was about God's love.

Ted Cruz Hopes To Save Presidential Campaign With Attacks On LGBT People

Brian Tashman | Posted 05.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Brian Tashman

Last month, Ted Cruz delivered a warning to the Republican Jewish Coalition: If the GOP nominates Donald Trump for president, the general election wil...

Pastor Wants Girl Scout Leaders To Be Executed For Supporting Gays

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 01.10.2017 | Queer Voices

After he blasted the hit Disney film “Frozen” and the Harry Potter books for being too “pro-gay,” Pastor Kevin Swanson has now set his sights ...

Ted Cruz Scares Me the Most

Brynn Tannehill | Posted 02.02.2017 | Queer Voices
Brynn Tannehill

Let's step back for a moment and consider what a Christian Nation with Christian Laws based on a strict literalist interpretation of the Bible would mean for LGBT people.

Pastor Says Hillary Clinton Will Turn Kids Gay

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Pastor Kevin Swanson at it again. The Colorado-based Swanson, who is a pastor at the Reformation Church of Elizabeth, made headlines in November for ...

People With Bible-Verse Posters Welcome at Heathen Solstice Party

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.21.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Generations Radio host Kevin Swanson, whose right-wing show originates in Colorado's Elbert County, is praising Elbert County Clerk Dallas Schroeder for hanging a poster in his government office with a quote from the Bible, "Each man should have his own wife and each woman should have her own husband."

What You Get When You Vote Republican 'But Only for the Tax Cuts'

Karl Frisch | Posted 12.10.2016 | Politics
Karl Frisch

It is time for those who share this faulty outlook to finally acknowledge that the party of Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan has become the party of Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Fox News. It is time for them to leave the GOP.

Dear Media: Stop Using the Term 'Radicalized' Unless You Apply It to White Christian Extremists, Too

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The double standard can't be more jarring: For days television networks and media outlets have been parroting the FBI in telling us how the San Bernadino shooters were "radicalized" at this or that time, or speculating on their "radicalization" and how it occurred.

If The Anti-Abortion Movement Doesn't Condone Violence, How Do Republicans Explain These Remarks?

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

After Robert Lewis Dear was arrested for opening fire inside a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic on Friday, he reportedly made a remark about "no mor...

Does Being Christian Make Any Difference At All?

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 11.17.2016 | Religion
Susan M. Shaw

Does being Christian make us kinder to our partners? More willing to forgive when we are wronged? Opposed to revenge? Unwilling to use violence, whether physical or verbal? Do we stand up for civil and human rights in our communities?

Marked for Death: A Homosexual's Rant to His Would Be Executioners

Michael Rohrer | Posted 11.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Rohrer

I'm a person. I'm someone's child, someone's brother, someone's uncle. I'm a cousin, a nephew, a friend. I'm a human being. I deserve to live my life to the fullest just like anybody else.

Arrest Pastor Kevin Swanson?

Marc Leandro | Posted 11.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Marc Leandro

I believe that the words of Iowa Pastor Kevin Swanson at last weekend's so-called National Religious Liberties Conference, and on many previous occasions, may well meet the definition of incitement to illegal action.

Why Is the Media Ignoring Ted Cruz's Embrace of 'Kill the Gays' Pastor?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 11.12.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

It's 2015 and much of the media seem to accept, still, that LGBT people can be talked about this way at an event attended by presidential candidates and that it's not news.

I Am an Out-and-Proud Happy Face Carved Into an Open, Pussy Sore

Domenick Scudera | Posted 11.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Domenick Scudera

The 'open sores' wedding imagery was supplied by pastor Kevin Swanson, the organizer of last week's National Religious Liberties Conference, which was attended by the three GOP presidential hopefuls.

Pastor Thinks Parents Should Drown Themselves Instead Of Letting Kids Read 'Harry Potter'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Let it be known: Pastor Kevin Swanson is no Harry Potter fan. In fact, Swanson is so opposed to J.K. Rowling's iconic series, he'd prefer that parents...

Country Superstar Would Have Been Killed For 'Promoting Homosexuality,' Right Wing Pastor Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

With critical accolades and a number of industry awards under her belt, Kacey Musgraves might be country music's most high-profile new superstar. But ...

Pundit Claims Disney's 'Frozen' Is The Work Of Satan And Will Turn Kids Gay

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Disney's animated smash "Frozen" doesn't have many fans among the right-wing conservative crowd. As Right Wing Watch reported, Pastor Kevin Swanso...

LISTEN: Anti-Gay Pundits Ponder 'Stoning Of A Homosexual' At Rose Bowl Parade

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A gay couple made history earlier this month when they married one another on top of a float in the Rose Bowl parade in front of millions, sparking ba...

Shock Pastor: Girl Scout Cookies Promote Lesbianism

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.25.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

You've heard of shock jocks, like the drive-time radio hosts who throw chickens out the radio station's second-story window? If a shock jock is a right-wing pastor, then you've got a shock pastor, like Colorado Springs' Kevin Swanson.

Buying Girl Scout Cookies Supports 'Lesbianism,' Pastor Claims

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The Boys Scouts of America faced a barrage of conservative criticism after opting to lift a controversial ban on gay youth participants earlier this y...

Right-Wing Pastor Gives Horrifying Command To Christian Guests Attending Gay Weddings

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Pastor and right-wing radio host Kevin Swanson has some choice words surrounding the closing of an Oregon bakery that rejected a lesbian couple's wedd...

LISTEN: Anti-Gay Hosts Suggest Very Offensive Merit Badge

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A pair of Christian radio show hosts known for their controversial, anti-gay commentary have suggested that the recent repeal of the Boy Scouts of Ame...

Anti-Gay Pastor Claims Gays Will 'Burn Christians At The Stake'

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.06.2013 | Religion

A Colorado preacher, known for his controversial opinions, ramped up his anti-gay rhetoric this past week, predicting that same-sex marriage will lead...

Gun Control Still Unpopular on Talk Radio in Wake of Aurora Shooting

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.24.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

You'll be happy to know lunacy hasn't been the norm on the conservative airwaves since the shooting. The response, especially among local conservative talk show hosts, has been more muted, respectful of the victims.

Will Colorado Politicians Who Backed Personhood 2010 Be Supportive Again

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Backers of a Colorado personhood amendment announced that they've launched their campaign to put a personhood measure on the ballot next year. Will the same politicians who backed the amendment last year jump on board again?