Death To Gays Pastor: God Sent Harvey To Punish Texas For Failing To Pass Its Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill [AUDIO]

I called this last week.

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch:

Extremist anti-LGBTQ pastor Kevin Swanson is joining other radical Religious Right activists in declaring that Hurricane Harvey is God’s judgment on Houston and other cities that refuse to repent for their embrace of “sexual perversion.” “Jesus sends the message home, unless Americans repent, unless Houston repents, unless New Orleans repents, they will all likewise perish,” Swanson said on his radio program today. “That is the message that the Lord Jesus Christ is sending home right now to America.”

Swanson said that it is no coincidence that Houston was hit by this storm because “it was persecuting pastors and churches” and recently had “a very, very aggressively pro-homosexual mayor.” On top of that, he said, the Texas legislature recently failed to pass a bill “that would have prevented cross-dressing men from using the women’s restrooms” because “they wanted to encourage the abomination of men attempting to dress like women and women attempting to dress like men.”

Swanson goes to claim that Harvey is now on its way to destroy New Orleans because Southern Decadence starts tomorrow.

PREVIOUSLY ON JMG: Swanson earned national headlines in 2015 by 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 massacre victims got what they deserved because “God gives up on sinners.” In May, Swanson warned that the goal of public schools is to turn children into “transgender communists.” Two weeks ago Swanson declared that pro-LGBT public schools should all be “burned to the ground.”

  • Jonathan Smith
  • vorpal 😼
  • another_steve

    All this talk of “sexual perversion.”

    How come I don’t have any of that stuff?

  • Todd20036

    Funny, DC has had marriage equality and trans protections for years.
    And all we are going to get from Harvey is a rainy Saturday.
    But there I go, trying to infuse logic in to this fuckhead’s arguments.

    • Lazycrockett

      Yeah but you got Congress.

      • Todd20036

        Yeah, but if there’s a nuclear war, I’ll die really quickly

    • D/FW supports marriage equality too, as does Austin. Hell, Austin is jokingly called the gay capital of Texas.

      • j.martindale

        Jesse Helms said the same of Chapel Hill. Funny how centers of learning are also centers for homosexuality.

  • JoeMyGod

    Will any JMGers be at Southern Decadence?

    • Rambie

      I’m thinking about it but probably too late to book now.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    I knew that one was coming. And the Texas Governor will blame it on the same thing too.

    • Probably, he’s a scum-sucker like that. And our Lt Gov, too. Probably also our attourney general.

  • Robert Flanagan

    Really? God told me Harvey was to punish Texas for Ted Cruz!

    • Stubenville

      Isn’t Ted enough punishment?

    • netxtown

      if texas was gonna get punished for Ted Cruz – he’d blanket the whole damned state in bullshit.

      oh wait…..he already did….

  • Uncle Mark

    Everybody pees & poops, but apparently there is some yet undiscovered verse in their sacred tome that suggests that such areas need to be blessed and ordained by gender. Therefore port-a-potties and unisex bathrooms (including the ones in your home) are from the devil. (SIGH)

    • Duck

      Well there is that stuff in Leviticus about menstrating women and leaving town. Maybe the haters are thinking about that?

  • Go choke on a bag of soggy cocks.

  • PickyPecker
    • vorpal 😼

      Hi daddy.

      • Jonathan Smith

        pretty kitty

      • james1200
        • vorpal 😼

          Hahahahaha OMG! We have that EXACT same stuffed tiger!

          And worst of all, one of our black boy kitties (the one in my photo) loves to drag it around the house into the room with the most humans in it and then proceed to thrust against it while meowing loudly and lasciviously.

          • james1200
          • vorpal 😼

            He also has two teddy bears and a stuffed penguin.

            He likes to drag at least two of them into the same room and put them next to each other.

            It looks like he’s making one watch while he has his way with the other one.

            One time when the penguin was looking particularly two dimensional from his excited heavy humpings and he was on the couch cleaning himself up, I put the penguin next to him and yelled, “If you’re not going to buy it dinner, you could at LEAST give it a cuddle!”

          • another_steve

            I dunno, vorpal. Your boys seem to do all the sweet cat things.

            My girl’s primary form of entertainment is finding out where we’ve put the cellphone and then batting it to the floor.

          • vorpal 😼

            Girl cats are evil: beautiful, but evil.

            Our three boy cats are always stacked up in a heap together on a bed or couch, all lovey dovey and sweet as can be, while our girl cat sits alone high up on a perch and looks down, plotting ways to wreak havoc and take over the world.

          • another_steve

            Interesting observation, vorpal.

            Now that I think of it, our last two cats – a male DSH who was obviously abused as a kitten and abandoned in an animal shelter, and a male Siamese – were, well, pussycats. Gentle and loving as could be.

            This Maine Coon girl we have today… well… “demonic” comes to mind.

          • vorpal 😼

            (Addendum: maybe you should give in and just consign yourself to the fact that the Almighty She hath decided that your cell phone’s rightful place is on the floor?)

          • another_steve

            That, or she’s a scraggy bitch.

          • another_steve

            Commenter PickyPecker prefers that his sex acts not be broadcast all over the web, thank you.

          • james1200

            Don’t even get me started on PickyPecker’s bizarre proclivities…!

            https://i.redd.it/ll6vrb2mev5y.gif

          • another_steve

            Ooh… I must have missed that Japanese flick.

            Was it “Godzilla Sodomizes the World”?

          • vorpal 😼

            …I… I just want to know what twisted mind made that.
            I mean, that must have taken some serious time and effort to create.

          • JCF
          • vorpal 😼

            This gives a whole new meaning to fox in the hen house.

          • james1200
          • Lars Littlefield

            I thoroughly enjoyed that sitcom.

          • james1200

            Same. Judy Reyes, AKA Carla from Scrubs, is on Claws on TNT, playing a kick-ass Lesbian!

            https://pmcvariety.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/turner.jpg?w=670&h=377&crop=1

          • Lars Littlefield

            I always knew Carla was gay.

          • Derrick Johns

            Good lord. Those are some tough looking gals. Look at the one on the right side of the photo.

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            How willz ah ‘splain this to mah cheeldrun?

          • Mike_in_the_Tundra

            He just wants to be the center of attention – like all cats.

          • JCF

            Friends of mine had a Coton de Tulear (dog) who used to do what w/ a toy, as a nightly floor show in front of the TV (I was “gifted” w/ one such performance).

          • Cattleya1

            My little guy won’t play with toys – not even those mice stuffed with catnip. However, he raids the parrots cages when they are molting and takes the feathers to his food dish and arranges them in it.

        • Derrick Johns

          That’s a tough little kitty. I thought it was a real tiger.

        • ChrisInKansas

          I cannot get over how much this pretty kitty looks just like ours!

        • Craig Howell

          “The beatings will continue until morale improves.”

    • FAEN

      Beautiful tiger. I was fortunate enough to see a pack up close while they were being fed. I didn’t realize until that moment how big they are and how silent they can be swimming. A memory I won’t forget.

    • another_steve

      What ever happened to the “feed ’em to the lions” thing? Perhaps we can bring that back.

      Come here, Pastor Swanson. Look at the nice kitty. Pet the nice kitty, Pastor. Go ahead. Pet it.

      • Cattleya1

        I think it is time for someone to take him to the taxidermist and have him stuffed and mounted…

    • bambinoitaliano
      • another_steve

        And then the boy’s mother yelled, “Tommy! Get in here!,” and proceeded to make a nice soup from the chicken’s internal organs.

      • Derrick Johns

        lovely video

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  • Tomcat

    So why is god punishing everyone by allowing trump to get elected?

    • Uncle Mark

      Funny, I never read anything about there being an orange horse/horseman of the apocalypse

      • Jonathan Smith

        it was the 6th one, right? after Death, Famine, Pestilence, War, and Douglas Addams?

        • Duck

          Isn’t one of the horsemen “Things that don’t work properly even after you have given them a thumping?” Or am I crossing my mythologies again?

          • Jonathan Smith

            no, you got that right:)

  • vorpal 😼

    Aren’t there a lot of conservative Christians in Texas?
    Maybe this is god’s way of rewarding them for their “courage” and “love.”

    • Prost Seattle

      Thoughts and prayers.

  • Leo

    It’s sad that these guys are so one-dimensional you can call them out a week in advance. But not so sad that you should do their work for them Joe.

  • bkmn

    In case anyone needed reminding why we need to end the blanket tax exemption for religions

    • Tomcat

      America could double the tax intake by doing that.
      They don’t seem to mind taking tax money.

  • bambinoitaliano

    No idiot! God is flooding Texas to tell you, if you do not have the basic decency of letting someone using a toilet, how do you like to wade through the concoction of my piss and turd cocktail now?

  • JWC

    Oh shut the fuck up you grossly ill informed biggoted asshole

  • Chucktech

    So, your false dead god is punishing Houston, arguably one of Christendom’s most rabidly god rimming towns in gawd’s ‘Murikuh, because they love homos too much, but yet we have, for example, San Francisco, arguably homo ground zero, just sitting pretty.

    Then we have science, reason and logic that tells us that climate change is a thing, storms like this will be much more frequent and severe, and this is all quite predictable.

    This provides more proof that you are nothing but another liar for jesus and that your god truly is dead and false. So why don’t you just shut the fuck up?

  • Tom G

    Wow! God really cares about that bathroom bill !!!

  • JoeMyGod
    • Tomcat

      Damn, the flood must have wiped out all the people there.

    • netxtown

      and just look at all them man holes….

    • Beagle

      Of course, the current temperature is probably 88F, on the way to a high of 95F. With the chance of a downpour in the afternoon.

      • Mike_in_the_Tundra

        It sounds quite refreshing. Socal is hitting the 100s everyday this week.

    • JoeMyGod

      A large group of happy bears just passed by the live cam.

      https://www.earthcam.com/usa/louisiana/neworleans/bourbonstreet/?cam=bourbonstreet

  • Tomcat

    One more time, god does not do anything, he is imaginary, like the unicorn.
    Now Nature on the other hand can and will bite you from time to time.

  • Butch

    I think that next time I have to fill out a questionnaire that asks for race I’m going to check “transgender communist,” since “Puerto Rican Aztec slave girl” has been done to death now.

  • Stubenville
  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN
  • Gigi

    Tony Perkins used to say the thing until his own house was destroyed by a hurricane.

    Tony Perkins blamed gay people for God’s wrath. His house was swept away
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/18/tony-perkins-floods-louisiana-gay-christian-conservative

    • Jay Silversmith

      Hopefully, his newly restored house got washed away AGAIN. Maybe he’ll repent.

  • netxtown

    grifting away….grifting away….

  • Cackalaquiano

    *sigh

    No dickhead. God sent Harvey because y’all tried to pass that hateful shit.

  • Pollos Hermanos
  • Reality.Bites

    When was the last time a huge natural disaster hit the Netherlands?

    • Tomcat

      The last ice age.

  • Treant

    By landing said hurricane in some of the most conservative areas of Texas reachable by a hurricane and, incidentally, raining on Houston.

    Pull the other leg, it has bells on.

  • Tawreos

    This guy must be pleased as hell that gay people exist, otherwise he would have to figure out someone new to blame after every natural disaster.

    • jmax

      But if there were no gays around, there wouldn’t be any natural disasters since we apparently have control over that shit.

      • Tawreos

        And yet they seek to anger us.

        • jmax

          Vote Republican, piss off gay people – no one said they were very smart 🙂

  • bambinoitaliano
  • Lindoro Almaviva

    it is always about the gays with these assholes

  • Priya Lynn

    Death To Gays Pastor: “God Sent Harvey To Punish Texas For Failing To Pass Its Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill”

    No, no, no, no – God sent Harvey to punish Texas for being so anti-LGBT and trying to pass an anti-trans bathroom bill!

  • Michael R

    A gentle reminder to treat these assholes worse than the lowest Nazi

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/67e2cbbb21d1d9655ba2157586dc6f1c264cc72309b1955cbb2f1e15a782f9f8.jpg

    • m_lp_ql_m

      It’s rather simple, really. Tolerance deserves tolerance. Intolerance deserves intolerance.

      • Michael R

        The people who attend this clown’s services need to be publicly outed like Nazi’s .

    • Ernest Endevor

      Trouble is that presupposes that I’m right and you’re wrong.

  • Ken M

    I’ll give the fool one thing..his “church” is well above sea level in the hills of CO.

  • Uncle Mark

    So God didn’t flood Texas over capital punishment (murder), adultery, theft, idolatry, bearing false witness, inhospitality, cruelty to their brothers & sisters, etc…., it’s the “wrong” people using the bathroom that pushed Him over the edge. If so, why didn’t God go after the state capital? Is there a commandment in their sacred tome that forbids them from using critical thinking too?

    • Chucktech

      Just doesn’t make sense, does it?

  • boobert

    Religion is disturbing! Most scholars tell us that god gave us free will, and takes a hands off approach. That’s why we have so many horrible things happen that go unpunished . Explain why god doesn’t strike down a murderer instantly, but will send a hurricane because of “sexual perversion” . The whole idea is a myth to control the masses.

  • Gregory B
  • Treant

    OT: Irma may very well become Cat 5. I don’t know how reliable this report is, but it seems good.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqWAwvvuS3A

    • justme

      And maybe like 2005 find a home in the gulf and take out a few more cities

      • Treant

        It’s not kind, but the redder the state, the less I care any more.

        • Ken M

          I hate to jump the gun, but the “J” will be for JOSE. Can you already hear the reasons for that one?

    • Natty Enquirer

      The National Hurricane Center predicts Category 4 by next week. Irma will be moving west-southwest over very warm waters, so it may become even stronger.

    • vorpal 😼

      <—— Cat 7.

      • Treant

        It’s so bad it just skips right over Cat 6.

  • bambinoitaliano
  • FAEN

    Kevin Swanson-the man who said to Signorile “if you’re a homosexual I hope you get brain cancer and die like Ted Kennedy.” Yeah real Christian.

  • justme

    Sorry Kevie…
    It’s to punish you and the other radical Religious Right activists and your followers for your fake christian intolerance and hate…

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    On the subject of fascists : They want to bring back lynching…

    https://twitter.com/thinkprogress/status/903274446269681665

    • FAEN

      But of course they do.

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Are those hats really necessary? Does this guy even know what a cow looks like?

    • Treant

      The thing about tar and feathers is, they’re available to anybody who’s willing to pay for them. So I’d watch that statement, it can backfire.

    • JWC

      And I guess you want to bring back Sam Crow Huh wudja

    • The_Wretched

      Forward to the past.

    • Tomcat

      Lynching for vandals, no that was for being black. How fast they forget things.

    • fuzzybits

      Uggggg.

  • hey you fucking dumb ass! did you know that the forecast for tomorrow in New Orleans is sunny with very little rain? yep, it’s true. Foiled yet again!
    even today, rain is only a 40-50% chance.
    Your god has really fucking shitty aim.
    Now…any JMG’ers coming to town for Decandence?

  • kelven

    I’m going to make a wild guess and say his church is no where near the path of Harvey, because if it was he would be singing a different tune.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Um, so why did God send a flood to Louisiana to destroy the home of Tony Perkins last year? Is there something about Tony we should know, Kevin? Do you have first-hand knowledge?

  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly
    • Ken M

      In TX, it’s always about politics, or religion.

      • Jonathan Smith

        arent they the same thing?

  • Uncle Mark

    Because when you blame tragedies that happen to others as punishments from God, you don’t have to do lift a finger or spend a dollar to help. Fucking asshole.

  • Jay Silversmith
  • Ken M

    Kevin Swanson said in April 2017 “If a pastor has a gay child, the only proper response is for that pastor to resign.” He has 5 kids. While wishing none of them ill…PLEASE LET AT LEAST ONE BE GAY!

    • Natty Enquirer

      Resignation? That’s a bit short of death by stoning. Is there a double standard for pastors? (rhetorical question)

  • Buford

    God sent Harvey to punish Texas for even suggesting something so offensive as that bathroom bill.

  • boobert

    Some hurricane horror observations. They’re marking homes with a big C if no one is there. That will help the looters. Now it’s gonna get ugly !

  • Gigi

    If gawd really hates homosexuals that much why didn’t he send a hurricane to Houston the day they elected the lesbian mayor?

    • Jonathan Smith

      he was busy smiting Mexicans?

    • McSwagg

      Silly, Hurricane season is over by November.

  • Friday

    So, he wants everyone to worship a God that wants them to kill LGBT people cause he says that God wrecked a city over a hate-bill they didn’t pass and a mayor they used to have? Well, that’s intriguingly more like blod libel, if people didn’t have a habit of letting this shit slide cause it sounds so batshit insane, but somehow the same shit is supposed to represent the dominant religion in the country.

  • DavidAZ

    What’s with the Jazz hands?

  • Mike__in_Houston

    These guys must laugh their asses off while they are making this shit up…

    • Tomcat

      They make it up while smoking meth.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Paula

    That’s funny, Kevin, I heard the Montrose area survived without getting destroyed.. Maybe it was all those Gay Rainbows keeping the storm away. Why did your gawd miss Dallas, Austin, or San Antonio? I have it on good authority that Gay people live there, too.

  • Derrick Johns

    Trump unleashes lunatics. I know I’m being somewhat unrealistic, but the loons are all over the country now…every where.

  • Dan M

    So Louisiana was Judy collateral damage?

  • Ken M

    I wonder how much of his congregation obeyed when he told them NOT to buy Girl Scout Cookies. All those evil LGBT is alright policies and all. Life isn’t complete without Thin Mints..sorry.

    • Or Samoas. Love those calorie bombs.

  • fuzzybits

    Love how disasters bring out all these loons.

  • RobynWatts

    I know this is worn out, but it’s still effective and to the point…. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f8278ea0e292c8b571da174f15e713c864331225729825d7316b2d35936defa5.jpg

    • I adore this bunny, so thanks!

  • ceeenbee

    Interesting that the sky faerie decided to sow vengeance on the state that was so earnestly trying to legislate bigotry and hate but spared the 49 others who just don’t give a fuck.

  • Karl Dubhe

    So, he’s telling everyone that he don’t get much money from Texas.

    It’s the other states that are giving him the most money.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    How tediously predictably. Seriously, get a new shtick, this one’s run its course.

  • Macbill

    Well, my God told me it was the charlatan Christian Leaders that caused this with their incessant Hate.

  • Pablo Sánchez

    My source told me that God sent Harvey to Houston because he does not like Beyonce.

    (Source: Michelle Williams)

  • Oh my aching heels, what a total stain. Once again a “christian” who has made xtianity in his own image.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl6fyhZ0G5E

  • Robin Bailey
  • scorpiomike

    Why couldn’t God just smite/kill those he is unhappy with? Certainly there are at least some innocent people in the area that is dealing with the storm. He either is not as powerful as you think, or he does not mind hurting and killing innocent people.

    • Gianni

      God has rarely just off’d the guilty. As I said in another comment, He does a sort of heavenly carpet bombing. Too bad for any innocent lives destroyed.

    • Tor

      Stupid god must kill thousands to get a few. Genesis.

  • Carl Smith

    Doesn’t his Almighty Turdgod have the ability to just go after specifically the trans people? Why wipe out an entire city if he’s all into the Christian and only hates the gays? Once again, nothing they say makes sense.

    • Gianni

      The horribly sad part is that it makes sense to the idiots who buy into this shit.

  • PeterC

    It appears that Swanson has hired on to a new and different “god”. The new one is all for immediate death to unbelievers and has done away with the idea of Hell. Has he produced a new “bible” too? Amazing what a halfwit bigot can come up with.l

  • Tor

    These assholes think about gay sex more than I do.

    • FelineMama

      Yeah, me thinks these assholes doth protest too much. I always think that when a person is constantly condemning certain people & ideas, that they are deflecting so THEIR “secret” remains safe. Knowwhaddamean?

      • Tor

        Absolutely.

  • Halou

    God killed 1,833 people last time because the rest of us aren’t hating on the gay people bitterly enough for him. Such a god does not deserve worship.

  • Chris Gardner

    These scamevangelists say shit that directly contradicts the Bible.

  • Gery Weißschädel

    Stupid, moronic, idiotic. Judgement isn’t supposed to happen until AFTER Jesus comes back. These people just jizz thinkin’ about that ol’ thymie god of the Old Testament. It’s never about Jesus’ message, just doom, fire, brimstone, everlasting death, etc. etc. and so on and so forth. Man it gets tedious.

    And for the record, I spent 30+ years as a fundamentalist and lived ALL of those years fearful of offending the All Seeing, All Powerful, ready to strip you of your salvation if you fucked up and didn’t repent, Guy With A Big Stick In The Sky. No peace, no sense of safety, low grade anxiety and fear twenty four-seven.And yes, was closeted and self loathing. Eventually left religion far behind me. I am now an Atheistic Existential Humanist and utterly reject any and all deities.

  • WarrenHart

    Funny how their God always wants the exact same thing they wapr isn’t it. It’s as if they’re projecting their own ego onto this make believe character or something.

  • Westcoast88

    No, God sent Harvey to Punish Texas for repeatedly trying to pass a bathroom bill.
    Or, Mother Nature. Whichever you prefer.

  • JCF
  • Sporkfighter

    Extremist anti-LGBTQ pastor Kevin Swanson is joining other radical
    Religious Right activists in declaring that Hurricane Harvey is God’s
    judgment on Houston and other cities that refuse to repent for their
    embrace of “sexual perversion.”

    Strange God chose to punish Texas for something civilized parts of the country have been doing for years.

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  • M Jackson

    Little Kevs does have his moments now and then of “look at me! look at me!”.

  • kirstin trans-girl mtf transge

    no god sent harvey to punish texas for all its previous bigoted stuff and even trying to attk transgender texans

    i think most of texas is going to hell along side north caralina