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Ben Carson Will Speak At Event Hosted By Pastor Who Said Gays Should Be Put To Death

2016 GOP Presidential candidate Ben Carson might want to be more careful who he associates with.

The good doctor is scheduled to be one of the featured speakers at an event planned in Des Moines. Iowa, later this year which is being hosted by far-right extremist Colorado radio host and homeschooling activist Kevin Swanson. Swanson is also a minister, but his beliefs are anything but Christian.

Swanson has said in the past that homosexuality should be punished by death and that liberals use the media to entice children to become gay.

When asked why Carson would speak at the “National Religious Liberties Conference,” the Carson campaign did not respond. But you would think Dr. Carson would choose his friend much more carefully, especially when you consider some of the things Swanson has said and done over the years. Here’s just a few examples:

*Swanson boycotts Girl Scout cookies because they “promote lesbianism,” and “I don’t want my little girl turning into a lesbian.” 

*Once discussed whether the Rose Bowl Parade should include a float where a gay person is stoned to death.

*Urged people to hold up signs telling gay couples to die on their wedding day.

*Asked when the Boy Scouts would adopt a “sodomy merit badge.”

*Said gonorrhea is God’s punishment for single women having sex.

*Believes Beyoncé is possessed by demons.

*Proclaimed that William Shakespeare ruined America by planting the “seedbeds for homosexual themes and homosexual behavior.” 

*Believes Abraham Lincoln was a communist.

*“Homosexuals love their friends and cannibals love their victims, they taste good.” 

*Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina were divine punishments of “pro-homosexual” cities.

*Agreed that gay marriage is like the Sandy Hook school massacre. 

Seems I recall that Ben Carson once promised that he would be more tolerant of same-sex couples and even apologized for calling homosexuality a “choice.” Yet here he is associating with an intolerant piece of excrement like Kevin Swanson. Guess the doctor isn’t aware of the old maxim, “You are the company you keep.”

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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