Pastor Kevin Swanson of Generations
with Vision Ministry claimed last week that allowing gay couples to
marry will lead to the “burning” of Christians.
Swanson reacted angrily to Tony
Campolo's announcement of support for the inclusion of gay Christian
couples in the church.
Campolo, who is best known for
counseling former President Bill Clinton, said
in a statement that he would welcome gay couples into the pews
because “marriage should always be primarily about spiritual
Swanson told his listeners that the
Roman Emperor Nero invented same-sex marriage and that he's “never
content to just do his homo thing.”
“[Nero is] going to burn Christians.
Homosexuality is going to be in the closet or Christians will be in
the fire,” he said. “Nero is out of the closet and Nero is
hell-bent to burn Christians and endorse homosexual marriage.”
“This is the very essence of the most
evil forces that have ever existed in the history of the world as
recorded in Revelation 17. So, please understand that Nero is never
content just to do his homo thing, he's got to torch Christians in
his gardens,” Swanson