Americans For Truth About Homosexuality’s Peter LaBarbera stopped by “Crosstalk” on Monday to warn of divine retribution for the United States, and specifically the Sears company, for supporting gay rights.
The anti-gay activist and host Jim Schneider of Voice of Christian Youth America criticized Sears for participating in the Chicago Pride Parade and releasing a video featuring same-sex couples getting married.
“There goes Sears,” LaBarbera said. “I watched the video, it’s just so sad and tragic to me. The Bible says there’s a way to seems right to a man but the end of that way is death, basically. Attaching the perversion of homosexuality, which God called an abomination, detestable behavior, attaching that to marriage is just ungodly. It’s sad to see corporations celebrating this to get more sales and we’ll see if Sears suffers for this capitulation to the homosexual activist movement.”
LaBarbera also fielded a call from a listener named Steve who speculated that extreme weather in California is divine punishment for the state’s LGBT rights laws. LaBarbera sympathized with the caller’s theory: “The idea that America can go on promoting the worst kind of sins, and now the latest is sadomasochism after homosexuality, and not be judged, I think that’s folly.”
Speaking with another caller who compared the U.S. to Sodom and Gomorrah, LaBarbera said that “in some areas, we’ve surpassed Sodom.”