Colorado pastor Kevin Swanson said
Saturday that America needs to repent for Harry Potter's “homosexual
mentor” to avoid God's judgment.
Swanson made his remarks in closing his
National Religious Liberties Conference, which took place in Iowa.
warned that “we are on the very cusp of judgment as I see it
and we need to call America to repent.”
“America, repent of your rebellion
against God!” Swanson yelled. “America, repent of stumbling the
little ones! America, repent of Harry Potter! America,
repent of How to Train Your Dragon!”
“America, repent that Dumbledore
emerged as a homosexual mentor for Harry Potter, that Hiccup’s
mentor in How to Train Your Dragon emerged as a homosexual
himself in order that history might repeat itself one more time, in
order that little six – and seven – and eight-year-olds might
stumble. In order that tens of millions of parents, it would be
better that a millstone be hanged around their neck and they be
drowned at the bottom of the sea than that there would be so many
people stumbling so many children in public schools, in movie
theaters, in homes in which children are raised to be stumbled by the
Dumbledores and by the mentors of Hiccup in How to Train Your
Dragon!” he added.
On Friday, Republican presidential
candidates Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Louisiana
Governor Bobby Jindal addressed the crowd.
Huckabee vows to ignore gay marriage ruling as president.)