Anti-Gay Pastor: If My Son Married A Man, I’d Spread Manure ‘All Over My Body’ (VIDEO)

November 9, 2015 3:44 p.m.

An anti-gay pastor who led a conference featuring GOP presidential candidates on Friday said at the same event that he would react to his son marrying another man by sitting outside of the church covering himself in cow manure.

Pastor Kevin Swanson made the comments during his National Religious Liberties Conference — a two-day event in which he also interviewed Republican presidential candidates Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz, and Bobby Jindal.

Swanson described how he would react to one of his children marrying a person of the same gender.

“There are families, we’re talking Christian families, pastors’ families, elders’ families from good, godly churches — their sons are rebelling, hanging out with homosexuals and getting married and the parents are invited,” Swanson said.

“What would you do if that was the case? Here is what I would do: sackcloth and ashes at the entrance to the church and I’d sit in cow manure and I’d spread it all over my body,” he continued. “That’s what I would do and I’m not kidding, I’m not laughing.”

Then, he began screaming and moving around the stage.

“I’m grieving! I’m mourning! I’m pointing out the problem,” he said. “It’s not a gay time. These are the people with the sores. The gaping sores. The sores that are pussy (sic) and gross and people are coming in and carving happy faces on the sores. That’s not a nice thing to do. Don’t you dare carve happy faces on open, pussy (sic) sores!”

Swanson also spoke at the conference about how Harry Potter was a “homosexual mentor.”

Watch his rant:

h/t: Right Wing Watch

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