“Leviticus 20:13 calls for the death penalty for homosexuals. YES! Romans 1:32 – the Apostle Paul does say that homosexuals are ‘worthy of death.’ HIS WORDS, NOT MINE! And I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ! And I am not ashamed of the truth of the word of God! And I am willing to go to jail for standing on the truth of the word of God! And I know I’ve taken the counsel, many have told me this weekend, ‘You be careful. You choose your words carefully. We have presidentials coming down to this conference this weekend.’ I understand that. But I am not ashamed of the truth of the word of God and I am willing to go to jail for it.
“Then they ask me, ‘Yes, but do you advocate for our civil leaders to do this today?’ And my answer is ‘no.’ But why? Here’s why. Because that’s not such a big deal. We are not to fear those who can kill the body. Yea, Jesus says, ‘Fear rather though the one who can cast body and soul in hell forever.’ The discussion concerning the capital punishment for homosexuals is nothing. It’s not all that important when contrasted with hellfire forever. You say, ‘Why wouldn’t you call for it?’ I say it’s because we need some time for homosexuals to repent. That’s why.” – Pastor Kevin Swanson, speaking yesterday at the convention attended by Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal.
Swanson did not say how long we have before the executions begin. His supporters also distributed “death to gays” pamphlets at the event.