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May 15 2014

Swanson: Beyonce is Possessed by Demons

Kevin Swanson takes a page out of Gordon Klingenschmitt’s playbook and declares that Beyonce must be possessed by demons because she created a persona named Sasha Fierce. Because people who do that are either mentally ill or demon-possessed. Like actors. Okay, bad example.

Religious Right talk show host Kevin Swanson believes that Beyoncé Knowles’ former persona, Sasha Fierce, may be a demon who has brought the pop star into Satanism.

“That’s multiple personality or that’s demon possession or that’s psychosis,” the Generations Radio host said last week. “People used to have to be taken off to insane asylums if they introduced other characters in their lives, these are people who are going to wind up in insane asylums, mental institutes for things like demon possession or psychosis.”

You’ve still got a long way to go to catch up to Klingenschmitt, though. He would have known the demon’s name and email address. And of course, demons are also responsible for the gay thing.

Later in his program, Swanson lamented that homosexuality is no longer considered “one of the most devastating sins” because “it tore everything up, it tore relationships up, it tore families up, it destroyed sexuality.”

“What’s shifted now, it’s this incredible demonic shift, where what used to be the most devastating, the most horrific thing that could ever happen to a family, has become the highest virtue,” he said.

It has? Who exactly thinks that being gay is the “highest virtue”? I’m a longtime equal rights activist and I don’t think there’s any difference at all between homosexuality and heterosexuality in terms of virtue. I don’t know anyone else who does either. Hyperbole much?

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  1. 1
    birgerjohansson

    My persona, Stygvar Braineater, can kick the asses of both Beyonce and Kevin Swanson. And Stygvar is not even a satanist, but a Chtulhu worshipper.

  2. 2
    JJ831

    I don’t think there’s any difference at all between homosexuality and heterosexuality in terms of virtue. I don’t know anyone else who does either.

    To cherry pick, I’m pretty sure there are plenty of people out there who think theirs a difference in the virtue between homosexuality and heterosexuality. But in the exact opposite way Swanson is describing…

  3. 3
    brucegee1962

    Is Sasha Fierce going to put on a joint concert with Iggy Stardust, Tommy, and Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts’ Club Band?

  4. 4
    sigurd jorsalfar

    No wonder she’s so hot.

  5. 5
    John Pieret

    Who exactly thinks that being gay is the “highest virtue”?

    In Swanson’s world, that’s anyone who doesn’t want to jail (if not stone to death) all LGBT people. In the authoritarian mind, whatever is not being punished (preferably in the harshest possible manner) is being celebrated.

  6. 6
    dugglebogey

    The Spice Girls must have driven this guy CRAZY.

  7. 7
    timgueguen

    Right, Bob telling his parents and siblings “Hey, I’m going to date guys instead of girls. You can meet my new boyfriend, Jack, next week.” is the most horrible thing that can ever happen to a family. More horrible than Uncle Frank stabbing his nephew George to death over a disagreement about football.

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    Loqi

    I, too, am posessed by demons, for I have many personas beside this one. One is Bob, a handsome young software developer in the Minneapolis area. Then there are dozens of alternate characters in RPGs and video games (mostly named after David Ryder), such as Smashlampjaw, a level 90 shaman, and Crunch Buttsteak, a level 8 cleric.

  9. 9
    matty1

    Could it be that homosexuality tore up families because families refused to accept a gay family member and tore up relationships because gay people were pressured into pretending to be straight and found it difficult to maintain the facade?

  10. 10
    cottonnero

    To be fair, that does explain Chris Gaines.

  11. 11
    B-Lar

    …and Crunch Buttsteak, a level 8 cleric.

    I am currently developing a character to be inserted into a game, and I am compelled to use this as his AKA for when he is “interacting” with the local authorities. So thanks for that!

  12. 12
    Crimson Clupeidae

    There’s always my renfair character.

  13. 13
    Loqi

    @B-lar
    Don’t thank me. Thank the writers of MST3K and whoever thought the movie “Space Mutiny” was a good idea.

  14. 14
    caseloweraz

    Kevin Swanson: “What’s shifted now, it’s this incredible demonic shift…

    I had a demonic shift once. It was in a Subaru GLF. After the clutch cable was replaced for the third time, it had a tendency to pop out of gear when I accelerated. Most annoying.

    Parts for this vehicle became hard to obtain. The service techs used to ask me if I was ever going to sell the car. Of course I replied, “I’d never sell Annabelle. See ya again, boys.”

    But when one rod supporting the driver’s seat back broke, I parted it out to the local public radio station.

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    caseloweraz

    Religious Right talk show host Kevin Swanson believes that Beyoncé Knowles’ former persona, Sasha Fierce, may be a demon who has brought the pop star into Satanism. (Emphasis added.)

    Aha! So she renounced the Sasha Fierce persona. She must no longer be possessed.

    Checkmate, Righty!

  16. 16
    John Pieret

    incredible demonic shift

    Dibs on the band name.

  17. 17
    picklefactory

    I wonder if he thinks MF Doom is an actual, literal supervillain.

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