In response to a float in the Rose Parade that featured the live wedding of a male gay couple, pastors Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner proposed the “stoning of a homosexual” in the parade as an expression of free speech.

The wedding went off without a hitch, despite loud protests from social conservatives.

Danny Leclair, 45, and Aubrey Loots, 42, of Los Angeles exchanged vows on the float sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF). Spectators cheered and white doves were released after the Rev. Alfreda “Freda” Lanoix pronounced the couple married.

(Related: Rose Parade hosts first gay wedding.)

Parade-watchers will “also witness a controversial same-sex wedding courtesy of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation,” Swanson said on Generations Radio.

“This is an AIDS group?” Buehner rhetorically asked. “This is a group that's against AIDS? They're not trying to spread AIDS, right? I mean, if you are trying to spread AIDS, you would have pro-homosexual propaganda ...”

“I wonder what the Rose Bowl parade would do if we had the stoning of a homosexual along the parade just as an expression of free speech and all that,” Buehner added.

“I think,” Swanson responded, “that would be rejected by the Rose Bowl parade committee.”

“Well, what if the stones were just made of flowers and flower pedals?”

“I don't know if they'd allow that or not,” Swanson answered. “Anyway ladies and gentlemen, this is another instance in which the degradation of our society is going mainstream.”

Later in the broadcast, Swanson claimed that gay marriage advocates are out to destroy Christians.

“They are coming after Christians. And if there is 45% of Christians in America or 45% of Americans who disagree with homosexuality or homosexual marriage, they will lose their jobs,” Swanson said. “That's the goal, to make sure they lose their jobs, to make sure that they are persecuted, to make sure that they may even be burned at the stake. I don't know what the whole agenda is but it seems to me that this may be a battle between good and evil and evil will not tolerate good. Good may tolerate evil to some extent but I think also we have to draw lines ourselves and encourage the civil magistrate to prosecute homosexuality, especially public acts of homosexuality. When Christians are a little wimpy addressing the issue of homosexuality, get ready friends, Christians will be destroyed by the other side.”