Kevin Swanson is on a roll. Back in August, as we reported, the radio preacher and co-host of Generations Radio argued that Colorado was becoming "the worst possible hellhole on Planet Earth" due to a "drugged-out, marijuana'd-out, homosexual culture where children are abused as much as possible."
His latest target? Girl Scout cookies, which he says promote lesbianism. Hear his argument and get more details below.
As they did in the case of the "hellhole" remarks, the folks from the Right Wing Watch website shared some of Swanson's latest assertions.
As RWW notes, the Girl Scouts have long been a target of religious conservatives -- but Swanson and Generations Radio co-host Dave Buehner took things to a new level on a recent program, with Swanson pleading with listeners to steer clear of Samoas and Thin Mints.
Here's a transcript of the exchange's first section....
Swanson: The individualism of feminism has been devastating to this country. I'd say you ought to say no the Girl Scout cookies too. I don't want to support lesbianism, I don't want to support Planned Parenthood and I don't want to support abortion, and if that be the case I'm not buying Girl Scout cookies. Now I suppose if you take a big, fat, black magic marker and you say, 'give me that box,' and you start marking out all of the references to the Girl Scouts of America on all the boxes then maybe we're not promoting that organization anymore and I'd be willing to buy it. Maybe it's not food offered to idols anymore if I had the opportunity to scratch out references to the Girl Scouts of America on the boxes of the Girl Scout cookies offered to me at Safeway.
Buehner: Those are some pretty expensive cookies you're eating though. At some point a Christian has to say, 'the earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof,' and where you spend your money does count.
Swanson: It does and I don't want to promote a wicked organization that according to its own website doesn't promote godly womanhood, it just doesn't, I don't see anything that promotes godly womanhood. The vision of the Girl Scouts of America is antithetical to a biblical vision for womanhood, it's antithetical to it....
Please, I beg of you, do not buy Girl Scout cookies. Please, I beg of you, stop buying Girl Scout cookies. And if you do, take a big black magic marker and cross out all of the references to Girl Scouts of America on all of the signs and all of the boxes because we do not want to promote that organization.
...and here's audio of the conversation:
Is that all Swanson and Buehner had to say on the subject? Definitely not: They were just getting warmed up.
Continue for more about Kevin Swanson and Girl Scout cookies, including additional audio clips, plus a video. Swanson went on to say that the Girl Scouts, and the sort of women their brainwashing creates, have contributed mightily to putting a "communist in the White House" and promoting the "gay and lesbian agenda."
Here's more of the RWW transcript, in which he also takes on singer Sara Bareilles, among others:
Swanson: I think we understand why Barack Obama is President of the United States. He is incredibly popular with single women, incredibly popular. In fact, if you want a communist in the White House in the year 2020 you have got to get more daughters raised with the worldview, the independent mindset, the worldview that is presented by the Girl Scouts of America. We're going to go to the Girl Scouts of America because if you talk about Chevrolet, apple pie and America, if you want to talk about what America is all about, you're talking about the Girl Scouts. These people show up every year about this time of year selling their cookies outside of the grocery stores across America.
Now Dave if you go the website for the Girl Scouts and you find out what the Girl Scouts are doing with their national conventions, some shocking things. Now you showed me these websites this morning, this is the first time I've ever seen this, you know who shows up at these Girl Scout conventions? Guys just check it out at the Girl Scouts' websites and you're going to find that the people showing up are lesbians, lots and lots of lesbians. Dave, I didn't realize there were this many lesbians leading this country but they certainly show up in Girl Scout conventions across America.
This one was October, 2011, in Houston, Texas, and the first openly homosexual mayor in the United States, which happens to be Annise Parker, showed up at the convention. A lesbian; a lesbian. By the way, her lesbian partner Kathy Hubbard is the treasurer for Planned Parenthood PAC so apparently there is this unholy alliance between the Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood. Also Sara Bareilles is a prominent voice for the gay and lesbian agenda, she performed at the 2009 Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Rights Celebration, she lends her image to the YouTube video 'President Obama will you say I do?' campaign supporting gay marriage, she's joined the True Colors Tour as 'a vehicle to entertain as well as engage audiences to take part in the advancement of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality,' anyway this woman showed up at the lesbian conference -- I mean, the Girl Scouts conference down in Houston.
When 7News asked Swanson about these statements, he didn't back down in the slightest. Indeed, he reinforced his call for a cookie boycott. Look below to see the station's chat with him, followed by two more cookie-related audio clips from Generations Radio.
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