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
Parade hosts first gay wedding.)
Parade-watchers will “also witness a
controversial same-sex wedding courtesy of the AIDS Healthcare
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
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.”