We all know Republican Jesus and his father, the Master of the Universe, created teh gay so the pious would have someone to stone on those otherwise dull weekends in Babylon. But a Kansas preacher wants to bring it back, because nothing says limited government to a conservative nutcase like being dragged out of your house by the State and tortured to death for public amusement:
(Raw Story) — “They should be put to death,” Knapp declared. “‘Oh, so you’re saying we should go out and start killing them, no?’ — I’m saying the government should. They won’t, but they should.”
“You say, ‘Oh, I can’t believe you, you’re horrible. You’re a backwards neanderthal of a person.’ Is that what you’re calling scripture? Is God a neanderthal, backwards in his morality? Is it His word or not? If it’s His word, he commanded it. It’s His idea, not mine. And I’m not ashamed of it.”
“He said put them to death,” he continued. “Shall the church drag them in? No, I’m not say that. The church has not been given the power of the sort; the government has. But the government ought to [kill them]. You got a better idea? A better idea than God?”
Correct, I say you, Mr. Knapp, are a backwards neandertal of a person, with apologies to archaic hsaps throughout prehistory, and if that’s your idea of God I do indeed have a much, much better idea. In fact, I’m pretty sure any developmentally challenged neandertal over age three would have a much better idea. But Knapp gets his day in the sun and maybe a few shekels will drop his way.
As long as we’re on the subject of profiting from noxious hatred and violence, how long before Mitt Romney hits Pastor Knapp up for a lucrative fundraiser?