Photos: Sodomy merit badges, Star Trek sins and Colorado radio preachers' top five
Last week, we introduced you to Colorado radio pastors Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner, stars of the net's Generations Radio, who'd recently declared that due to the Democratic agenda, Colorado was becoming the worst possible hellhole on Planet Earth. Our source was Right Wing Watch, which has been keeping a close ear on Swanson and Buehner -- and has collected scads of equally startling declarations about the Boy Scouts, gay marriage and even the latest Star Trek movie. Count down the five most memorable below, complete with photos, sound clips and original links.Number 5: "Star Trek Promotes Bestiality, Children's Show Superhero 'Probably Fighting Christians'" -- June 7, 2013
On Generations Radio this week, Kevin Swanson discussed the parenting conundrum of censoring children's entertainment. The pastor and right-wing radio broadcaster began by criticizing Star Trek Into Darkness for a scene in which Captain Kirk wakes up next to "not just one, but two" females....
Swanson: Do I really want to take my kids to watch a movie that implicates the good guy in the film as mating with the wrong species- but not just one, but two.
Beuhner: Well you know I could understand that Christians would get upset if it was a male of a different species. No actually, I'm not sure that the bestiality and the homosexuality are really all that different.
Continue to keep counting down our top five recent declarations of Colorado radio pastors Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner. Number 4: "Royal Baby Should Have Been Named 'Mohammad Elton John'" -- August 2, 2013
Pastors Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner of Generations Radio used the opportunity of the birth of Prince George Alexander Louis to mock the supposed cultural decline of Western civilization.
Swanson joked that William and Catherine should have responded to the Muslim and gay-ification of the West by naming their son "Mohammad Elton John."
"Talking about the other queen," Buehner added.
Continue to keep counting down our top five recent declarations of Colorado radio pastors Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner. Number 3: "Gay Marriage Leads to Laptop, Pet Rock Marriages; 'Drags Feces' over Institution of Marriage" -- July 2, 2013
Swanson and Buehner both agreed that gay couples don't actually want to get married but only seek to "stick a finger in the eye of God and to destroy civilization," and not to mention "drag feces all over one of the most beautiful things God has created."
"It's all about committing cultural suicide," Swanson explained, "the Supreme Court of the United States took a gun, put it to its own head and pulled the trigger because now we're looking at a civilization committing suicide."
Continue to keep counting down our top five recent declarations of Colorado radio pastors Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner. Number 2: "Pope's Clothes 'Gay,' Desmond Tutu 'Hates Jesus'" -- August 14, 2013
Swanson: Manhood is a problem and the Boy Scouts are going to lead the decline since the final decision came down that the Boy Scouts as a national organization are going to invite homosexuals into the troops.
Buehner: Which is just a matter [of time] until they invite homosexuals, active homosexuals, to be leaders of the troops and pretty soon you're going to have the sodomy merit badge. Christians are fleeing like rats.
Swanson: And after that I guess it's incest; after that I guess it's the cannibal merit badge, where I guess you cut up human flesh, fry it --
Buehner: Cook it in a Dutch oven out in the wilderness.
Swanson: So that's what the Boy Scouts are doing, they are trying to add abomination on abomination, effectively going into God's word, trying to find the thing that God really, really, really hates the most. The sins listed in the Bible, going through the lists of sins in the Bible, finding the very worst ones and creating merit badges for them is where the Boy Scouts are headed.
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