Death To Gays Pastor: Highlights Magazine Is As Bad As ISIS For Reporting On Same-Sex Parenting [AUDIO]

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch:

On yesterday’s episode of his “Generations” radio program, radical anti-LGBTQ pastor Kevin Swanson said that the children’s magazine Highlights is no better than ISIS because the magazine has announced that it will begin to feature same-sex parents in future editions.

Swanson said that while ISIS is releasing videos showing young children killing prisoners, Highlights is just as evil because it will “encourage the support for the sin of homosexuality among kids.”

“So now, here’s Highlights magazine, an American kids’ magazine promoting homosexuality amongst kids,” Swanson fumed, “and now ISIS is teaching kids how to kill people. Now, I got to thinking: Which sin is worse? Homosexuality or murder? Which is worse? Are we really that much better than ISIS?”

Swanson earned national headlines in 2015 for calling for the execution of homosexuals shortly before introducing Ted Cruz to speak. A Cruz spokesman later expressed regret for the appearance, but only after weeks of furor from the media. More recently, Swanson declared that the Pulse victims got what they deserved because “God gives up on sinners.”

  • crewman

    Now, I got to thinking: Which sin is worse? Homosexuality or murder? Which is worse?

    If you really don’t know the answer to that, you are a danger to society and should be institutionalized.

    • Silver Badger

      At one time, the catholic church told many gay people that suicide, or self murder, was the lesser sin

      • Todd20036

        Probably still do. And people wonder why LBGTs in general don’t go to church.

        • Chucktech

          This homo doesn’t go to church for reasons that have nothing to do with their “christian love.”

          • Todd20036

            I don’t do church because any supreme being mighty enough to create the universe doesn’t need money and doesn’t care what I eat, who I fuck, or if I pray.

          • William

            You might be a Deweyist.
            (The video cuts off before the teacher looks up, worried about the giant shovel)

          • Chucktech

            …and is no more aware of us as individuals as we are of some specific amoeba swimming in some far off lake in a distant land.

        • Nic Peterson

          Hubby and I spend our Sundays at St. Mattress of the Immaculate Thread Count.

          • Puckfair52

            Our Lady of The Presumptuous Assumption

          • Nic Peterson

            He is Risen!

          • Jerry

            I’m a devout Posturepedic Baptist.

          • Rick Hammond

            We attend Our Lady of Great Agony.

          • 2patricius2

            Is it the Egyptian thread count?

        • Smart_feck

          Even the lighter versions of Christianity have remnants of hate

      • Puckfair52

        I was brought up Catholic 12 years of Catholic School yech. My Boyfriend is a convert to Catholicism and very involved with the local Church, they know he’s gay and They know I’m his boyfriend and it always seems like a curious don’t mention it and we won’t either sort of situation. I hadn’t been in a church since I went to my fathers funeral Mass but I did accompany my boyfriend to Midnight mass this Christmas. It was rather surreal standing with him while he chatted with the priest after mass.
        This doesn’t change a thing about their official policies it just bizarre and I won’t have to go back till next Christmas!

      • Ninja0980

        That is still the mindset of many in the church, including those with LGBT family members.
        Hence the reason I left the church a long, long time ago.

    • grada3784

      Sex is far worse. Almost all Christian churches agree on that. I was told by one true Christian that gays marrying was analogous to mass murder.

      • Bared Bear

        Only if you wear casual when the invite clearly said formal.

        • Todd20036

          Or white shoes after Labor Day

          • grada3784

            Serial Mom will take care of that.

          • That One

            “Is this the cocksucker residence?!” is still one of my favorite lines to be the 1st thing to say to friends when I call them.

          • OakTownAllie

            I read that as “cocksucker resistance!” Lol

          • Bad Tom

            All she needs is a pay telephone.
            See, that’s creative murder technique.

          • grada3784

            Right. But just try to find one today!!

          • Bad Tom

            See, modern cell phone tech is keeping us safer!

        • grada3784

          Formal makes me look like a fat penguin.

          • William

            It’s all in the tailoring.

      • 2patricius2

        Is it the red boutonnieres and roses that make it analogous?

    • Octoberfurst

      Can you imagine people actually sitting around debating that question? “Hmm I know that murder is bad but that gay stuff is pretty awful too. So let’s see, what would be worse? A person gunning down a bunch of people in the street or a gay couple holding hands? Wow that’s a toughie! Decisions, decisions.”

      • David Walker

        In both the play and the movie “The Laramie Project,” there is a straight college student who wants to be an actor. He didn’t know Matthew, but he was good with us, particularly because he cast mates were gay and it just didn’t matter. I found this on YouTube. Unlike the movie, the play is written for actors to take on multiple parts. This video has a young, otterly adorable young man telling his equally young audience about he recent performance as that straight actor. He then presents the student’s two monologues that are both powerful scenes. If you don’t have the time, the second, even better scene starts at 4:43. And to be totally shallow, he’s grown into a fine otter who in a recent video took off his shirt to discuss body image. A young gay guy with chest hair? Be still my beating heart.

    • Smart_feck

      This is why I’m not a Christian… They consider an innate, unchangeable characteristic a sin.

      • Goodboy

        I couldn’t get myself to believe in things that don’t exist.

    • Goodboy
    • MonochromeMouse

      More than institutionalized, people like him need to be permanently removed from society.

  • Bared Bear

    The jazz hands make me suspect his serious devotion to heterosexuality.

    • Oh, *this* one projects regularly and strongly. Clearly a closet case.

      • Steverino

        Out of the heart, the mouth speaks…

    • another_steve

      It’s even in his Bible:

      By their theatrics shall ye know them.

  • grada3784

    More recently, Swanson declared that the Pulse victims got what they deserved because “God gives up on sinners.”

    Maybe, just maybe, God has given up on Swanson.

    • Chris Baker

      But God has rewarded Trump by allowing him to be elected President? (Per Franklin Graham)

  • Michael R
    • Octoberfurst

      If only!

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    So Swanson, do you support the Catholic church’s efforts to block reform to remove the statue of limitations to make it easier to prosecute child rape?

    Or is your focus exclusively on children’s magazines in dentist’s offices?

    • David Walker

      Catholics are not xns, so it doesn’t matter.

  • another_steve

    Ohmilord… Highlights Magazine.

    I read it in elementary school, so you know that boy has been around a long long time.

  • Kruhn
    • Beagle

      I’ll bet it took a special education to make him that way.

  • JTC

    Vile piece of shit.

  • Clive Johnson

    How deeply gratifying to see these mindless nutjobs for Jeebus losing their marbles at things like this.

  • The_Wretched

    Swanson also said he’d smear himself with feces and sit naked on the steps of the church were his son gay and going to get ‘gay married’. He’s a flatly horrible person.

    • Chucktech

      Listening to him, I think he’s a flatly closeted self loathing homo.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Looking at him too.

      • Chris Baker

        Nah, he just has mental issues.

        • Chucktech

          I think closeted self-loathing qualifies as mental issues.

    • William

      I suspect his son will give him the wrong address for the wedding.

  • JR

    Meet the grown-up version of “Goofus”.

    • KnownDonorDad

      Poor Goofus had a mental breakdown somewhere along the way.

    • Octoberfurst

      Spot on!

  • Octoberfurst

    I wonder how many people actually listen to this hate-filled moron’s radio show? And how much of a knuckle-dragger do you have to be to like Swanson? Inquiring minds wanna know!

    • Librarykid

      Who sponsors him? I wonder if he has ads for like the survival slop buckets or does he depend on “gifts from your heart” to keep getting the word out?

  • Chucktech

    Oh, stew in it, you god addled pig.

  • Bill #drain that swamp?

    Male prostitute/ meth scandal…3,2,1…go!

    • William

      What’s buried in his cellar?

      • Octoberfurst

        Bodies in the cellar and gay porn books hidden in the attic which he furiously masturbates to whenever he gets the chance.
        Swanson: “Honey I’m going to go clean the attic.”
        Wife: “Again? Didn’t you just do that yesterday?”
        Swanson: “Yeah but it’s still really, really dirty.”
        Wife: “But isn’t cleaning woman’s work?”
        Swanson: ” It is but the Bible says that men must clean the attic.”
        Wife: “Uhh, OK. Can I help you?”
        Swanson: “No the Bible says I must do this ALONE.”
        Wife: “By the way what’s that horrible smell coming from the cellar?”
        Swanson: “Oh just shut up and cook me dinner woman!”

  • Frostbite

    I’d ask what he’s doing reading Hilights, but I’m guessing that’s about his age level.

    • Silver Badger

      He keeps copies in his windowless van next to the free candy and the puppies.

  • Mike Knife

    Radical anti-LGBTQ pastor Kevin Swanson is one of the insane mad men like Scott Lively and Brian Brown and Tony Perkins etc. etc. who need to be locked up. These people are psychotic and push others to kill LGBT people, these ring leaders are the ones who need to be taken out. They stir up other anti-gay Christians to do damage to LGBT people.

    • Librarykid

      They need a good fucking, is what they need, like every hour. They have needy assholes.

  • KnownDonorDad

    Unhinged. He ought to be committed for his own good.

    • William

      …and for the safety of others.

  • Boreal
    • Mike__in_Houston

      So do I. So, I’ll bet, does Kevin Swanson…

    • kevin vincent


    • David Walker

      Have I told you lately that I love you? God, that’s gorgeous. I have always been a sucker…literally, if they’d let me…for ginger bears, otters, and/or youth. It seems like the world has always preferred blonds; give me some red before I’m dead.

    • Ben in Oakland

      I think you had a reason. I definitely think that.

    • Heiko Ludwig

      That’s from the game “Coming Out On Top”: It’s a gay dating sim. I highly recommend it.

  • barrixines

    And I mean that quite literally because you know this hick pervert is down on the farm balls deep in a cloaca every chance he gets.

  • GayOldLady

    Don’t make the dangerous, murderous lesbians come kick your ass!

  • Silver Badger

    This poor man is obviously in need of intense therapy, heavy medication and perhaps a lobotomy. It is our duty as Americans to insure that he receives treatment.

    • Ben in Oakland

      How about an isilobotomy! It’s poetic justice, at the least.

  • dafs

    Gallant believes that people should be able to love whom they want.
    Goofus is a homophobic shithead.

  • Mike__in_Houston

    Sigh. Another major gayface protesting too much…

  • Rex

    I’m going to say that murder is worse than having a loving couple as parents, but hey, I’m no expert.

    • JW Swift

      Neither is he, but you’ll notice that’s not stopping him.

  • andrew

    These rats like Kevin Swanson are most dangerous when their hateful bigoted beliefs are backed into a corner.

  • Mow

    Headline: “Death to gays pastor.”
    My first thought : “Sigh, which one?”

  • Natty Enquirer

    Is this pussy sore spewing again? Get the Bactine.

    • Librarykid

      More like Janitor in a Drum.

  • Tom Chicago

    This is the beginning of the Deplorable Era. We have given power to all the rage and fear in this country, and rejected the ways of good sense. Thinking, discussion and investigation are going to be devalued in favor of the loudest yelling.

  • GayOldLady
    • The Milkman

      RIGHT ON. You GO, ladies. 🙂

    • barrixines

      I love this.

  • ByronK

    It’s predicted that this type of ignorant, hateful bullshit will disappear more and more as the more enlightened and humanistic generations replace these fucks as they die off. Please get the ball rolling Kevin.

  • Bill

    These people must be hate-exhausted and fear-weary by now, no? Never?? Ever???

  • goofy_joe

    This is exactly the kind of rhetoric that allows people to think it’s OK to kill us because if you murder another sin and that’s not bad, right?

  • edrex

    because we all know ISIS is really into same sex parenting.

  • Smart_feck

    This guy is straight up delusional… It is very scary that he has a following

  • Bj Lincoln

    I will drop a thank you note to Highlights.

  • HZ81

    These guys really need a hobby. You’d think feeding the hungry and clothing the poor would be keeping them busy for God. Clearly not.

  • Rex

    Gay sex is certainly a highlight for me.

  • Bad Tom

    O/T, but not really.

    My PC was once again attacked while browsing this very page. BEWARE.

    The attack starts with a page hijack. You don’t have to click a link. Your browser is redirected to a variant of a fake downloader. The mechanism could be a compromised ad server, compromised Disqus server, or JMG’s server itself.

    Do Not Download anything from such a page!!!

    The attack can happen with Chrome and with MS Edge. Full Norton suite DOES NOT protect.

    Note the address in the history bar. This web page does not exist.

    • William

      Did you get a small window saying Flash was out of date, click here to update?

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Sounds like this Russian hackers are getting careless.

      • Bad Tom

        Could be. Something is definitely going on.

    • JR

      This is why I use Firefox with AdBlock (sorry, Joe, but ad click revenue is not worth the risk to my computers) and NoScrip. I disable all Javascript except for the minimum to make the page readable.

      • Bad Tom

        I abandoned Firefox. Sadly, there is no good replacement for NoScript on Chrome. Now Chrome clearly leaks memory like a sieve; this might be due to an exploit; it might be because Google is starting to really suck at software (not a good thing.) Edge doesn’t leak memory as badly, but the hijack attack still occurs.

        • IamM

          If you can deactivate flash support in the browser it may help.

          • Bad Tom

            Good suggestion; I turn off Shockwave; have to check on Flash.

            I just experienced another browser hijack, this time with the “mellow survey” virus. I am running full scans again with Zemana, Malware Bytes, and Hitman Pro. If it turns out that this is just a problem on my PC, that would be best for everyone.

            I was running packet capture during the hijack, and do have traces.

          • IamM

            Deactivating Flash can’t hurt. But to my limited knowledge it sounds more like a malicious ad redirecting to a phishing attack.

          • Bad Tom

            I agree.

            Just finished running Zemana, MalwareBytes, & HitmanPro. Only Hitman Pro found anything: tracking cookies, which can’t contain malware of this nature. However, Norton 360 Premier suspiciously won’t run, although Windows Defender is on, including live protect, and reports no issues.

            I’m gonna recover Norton, and see what happens.

            I had a strange flicker with Safari on my MacBook a little while ago. If that was a thwarted hijack, that would definitely implicate the website I was browsing (JMG,) since I have no evidence of malware on my MacBook, which is protected with a completely different set of tools.

            An alternate hypothesis is that RCN, my internet provider is compromised, but my husband should see hijacks, and it should happen on all websites, not just one.

          • Bad Tom

            Norton is broken because Symantec turned it off.
            Something went wrong with the registration. Did they email me?

            No. They did not. Why would they do that? I’ve only been a customer for something like twenty years.

    • William

      Run scans for malware/junkware.

      Hitman Pro is good, but it leaves things in the registry file to prevent you from using it again after the 30 day trial period. Removing those isn’t simple.

      • Bad Tom

        Last time this happened, I ran Malwarebytes, Hitman Pro, a full Norton scan, and the Chrome cleanup tool, just for grins.

        Nothing was found. Except Chrome did speed up for awhile.

        I’ve installed Wireshark, and am now running 24/7 packet capture. When it happens again, I should see the evidence of where the hijack happens.

      • Bad Tom

        Kaspersky Lab is also very good,

  • Ninja0980

    He bashes ISIS yet he and others really, really want to do to LGBT folks in this country what ISIS is doing to us in the Middle East.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Cause spelling games are just like chopping off someone’s head or setting off a bomb that kills 40.

  • Robert Conner
  • David

    Soooooo….anyone want to guess what he’s hiding deep, deep inside his closet.

    We all know that it’s definitely something very, very embarrassing, really twisted and completely illlegal.

  • Acronym Jim

    Well, that’s not very gallant of him; what a goofus.

  • Mark

    LOL! And they think we’re the crazy ones….. How does their mind twist all around to comparing murder and oral pleasure? How??? Obviously, he has a very small dick.

  • Joseph Miceli

    Typical magical thinking. He thinks “Hilights” is promoting homosexuality. No, Dickweed, that isn’t it at all. “Hilights” is telling kids that if they are born gay then they don’t have to hate themselves and that God doesn’t hate them because there is nothing wrong with them. THAT is what Swanson can’t stand, that God doesn’t hate the gays like he does.
    Seriously, when is someone going to start a gay cult to Priapus? I promise I’ll join. Then we turn these assholes’ own religious bullshit against them.

  • Curieux Bleu

    Up your wicked hateful WAZOO Kevin, and no one gives a flying FUCK either for you, Kevin, or for your incurable ultra bizarre INSANITY!

    GO BURN IN HELLFIRE … (forever)… dude!!!

    No one deserves that reward more richly than you!

  • Robert Anthony

    Keep talking asshole. You might feel empowered at the moment, but your ideology is being choked by the hate you spew. Keep talking.

  • 2patricius2

    Another sicko seriously screwed up preacher.

  • DonnaLee

    One day I predict a stroke or heart attack. See, his whole gig is to act so unbelievably upset people think there must be something bad going on. To me he just seems like how Rush used to act when he was on drugs. I would not be surprised to find out after his shows he comes down and has to be ‘managed’ by his handlers.

  • BudClark

    My prayer for the day:

    O mighty Cthulhu, please, PLEASE eat his liver! And Eugene Delgaudio’s, while You’re at it. Amen.

    P.S. – *dt’s is rumored to be mighty tasty as well.

  • BudClark

    “God gives up on sinners” is not Christian theology … at least not any Christian theology *I* know anything about.

  • Gianni

    Is the love of God in there somewhere? I don’t believe I heard it in the vid clip. He talks about how, according to God, we deserve death. At whose hands? His or his followers? What about that one Commandment that God gave to Moses: ‘Thou Shalt NOT KILL’? Too definite for you, Rev?

  • JCF

    “Homosexuality or murder? Which is worse?”

    The only question I have: does Swanson belong in a mental hospital, or Gitmo?

  • Orly

    He really should just come out of the closet already… I mean, come on dude.