Swanson Defends Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Lauds Country as Model

Pastor Kevin Swanson yesterday on Generations Radio saluted Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni for publicly repenting for the nation’s sins. Swanson also praised the notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill which is advancing in the Ugandan Parliament and would make homosexuality a criminal offense punishable by life imprisonment or the death penalty.

He argued that while Uganda’s future is looking up, America is “heading back into cannibalism, vampirism, tattooing, body mutilation and every form of fornication, homosexuality.” Buehner added that the Southern Poverty Law Center’s lawsuit against a discredited ex-gay therapy group is a sign of America’s decline.

Swanson: Yeah there’s a lot of problems in Uganda, there’s the Muslim influence, there’s dishonesty and graft and the sort of things that this guy was trying to repent of, and you know you got all of this stuff and I think America is actually wealthier and America’s got more of a Christian heritage and America’s got more of this and this and this. But the trajectory is radically different. Our trajectory is going right down back into paganism. Our people are heading back into cannibalism, vampirism, tattooing, body mutilation and every form of fornication, homosexuality, etc. They are trying to get out of it, that’s the difference.

Buehner: They are trying to go for some kind of unity under some sort of banner of truth; we’re going for tribalism under multiple banners, pick your own truth. They are trying to talk about repentance; we’re actually trying to say there’s nothing wrong with you. In fact, the Southern Poverty Law Center is representing some people who went to some therapists who tried to deal with their issues of same-sex desires and they are saying: you’re treating them like there is something wrong with them, can’t you just let them be in their sin and so forth? In Uganda, they are trying to repent; in America, we are trying to protect people from having to repent.

Swanson, who once hailed the Pilgrims’ laws against homosexuality (death penalty), explicitly praised Uganda for “bringing Biblical law to bear in the area of homosexuality,” while criticizing the “socialist[s]” in Washington for deriding Uganda’s anti-gay actions while supposedly admiring North Korea. He also criticized American evangelicals who have also come out against the Anti-Homosexuality Bill and joked that they may regret trying to “translate Leviticus into Ugandan,” which they probably do since “Ugandan” is not a language.

Swanson: He certainly would not enjoy the respect and appreciation of the United Nations or the United States or Hillary Clinton or the others, I mean Uganda is pretty much at the bottom of the barrel in the estimation of the average socialist, humanist, atheist person in Washington today. Wouldn’t you say? If North Korea is up here somewhere, Uganda is way down here because they are talking about bringing Biblical law to bear in the area of homosexuality. Apparently, somebody made the mistake of opening up the Bible in Uganda and found something about a civil penalty towards homosexuality, you know, big mistake. Now you’ve got everybody up in arms in the United States, especially those who attend evangelical churches.

Buehner: There’s another irony for you.

Swanson: The ironies are everywhere, we are up to our elbows in ironies.

Buehner: You know what will happen is that the evangelical churches will say we need to be more careful about the missionaries we send because some of them are telling people to read the Bible and then they are going to legislate.

Swanson: Surely they didn’t translate Leviticus into Ugandan.

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