Colorado pastor Kevin Swanson on
Saturday clarified his controversial stance that the biblical penalty
for homosexuality is death.
At his National Religious Liberties
Conference, Swanson reiterated his support for capital punishment for
gays but said that he was not encouraging the death penalty for gays
Instead, Swanson said that gays first
need time to repent.
“They need time to repent!” he
yelled. “America needs time to repent. You say, 'Why don't
you call for it?' America needs time to repent of their
homosexuality, their adultery and their porn addictions.”
“America is steeped in a destructive
form of homosexuality and friends, they're bound for hell! Do you
understand? It's not so much an issue of the death penalty. It's an
issue of God's judgment that's hanging upon this nation today,” he
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.)