Anti-LGBTQ Pastor Kevin Swanson, a guy who once blamed Hurricane Harvey on the city of Houston having “a very, very aggressively pro-homosexual mayor,” isn’t happy that teenage activist Greta Thunberg was named TIME magazine’s “Person of the Year.”
He said on his radio show this week that the reason Thunberg has Asperger’s is because she’s been possessed by a demon, and the only cure is Jesus.
“She’s psychologically disturbed,” Swanson said… “I have to say there is something very disturbing about the appearance of and the presentation of this Greta Thunberg,” Swanson commented. “The other demonic spirits are using her to lead the world wherever it’s going.”“Friends, if this isn’t a quintessential demonstration of the death of the West, or what an entire empire, what multiple empires, look like at the verge of collapsing, this is it,” he added. “It’s ridiculous. On the one hand, we want to be compassionate with Greta. I truly believe that Greta needs Jesus and short of her coming to Christ, I don’t know what is going to happen to this young lady. It is sad to see her in the condition that she is in.”
“Condition”? Thunberg’s doing just fine. What’s Swanson’s excuse for all the cruelty and ignorance?
It’s not surprising that a Christian bigot would say something nasty about a teenage girl, or ignore the issue she’s dedicating her life to fight, but remember that Republicans have no problem attending this man’s events. GOP presidential hopefuls were still going to his conference as recently as 2015. You can’t pretend this guy is on the fringe unless you’re prepared to say a large swath of the country is right there with him.
(via Right Wing Watch)