The idiots who thoughtlessly vote for candidates that thump on the Bible might educate themselves a little bit about what a Jesusistani theocracy might look like in practice.
Klansas preacher Curtis Knapp would certainly like to see a Jesusistan theocracy imposed. He knows exactly what he’d do if he were in charge of that theocracy, too.
No one, for a minute, should kid themselves that a measurable number of preachers feel just the way Knapp does. And no one should kid themselves that these Bible-(t)humping hatemongers would be satisfied with a genocide against just one group of sinners. They’d be adding new categories to the list of vermin to be exterminated all the time.
A Seneca pastor is under fire from people across the country after an activist group posted anti-gay remarks the pastor made during his last sermon on it’s website. New Hope Baptist Church Pastor Curtis Knapp says, “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.”
Those remarks spread around the country and infuriated many. National media outlets and others across the United States want to talk to Knapp, but he spoke exclusively to Kansas First News Reporter Lauren Seabrook. Lauren asked the pastor if he feels like the government should kill homosexuals. Knapp says, “It’s one of those things were I can’t answer that as a yes or a no. Or I couldn’t put it in that sentence and leave it alone. I would have to say 100 sentences prior to that and after it to explain the whole thing.”
For times sake, Knapp broke it down for us. He says, “We punish pedophilia, we punish incest, we punish polygamy and various things. It is only homosexuality that is lifted out as an exemption.”
The pastor says these are not his words. He says he only preaches the word of God. Knapp says, “In Leviticus 20:13, if there is a man who lies with a male as those who lie with a woman, both of them have committed a detestable act. They shall surely be put to death.”
The Kansas First News inbox flooded with furious emails after Sunday’s sermon. One email reads:
“Anti-gay bigotry is getting out of control. How soon until it’s not just gay-bashing anymore, but outright murder? That’s what this man is advocating. Please report on him.”
Knapp says his phone rings non-stop. He says, “The answering machine gets filled up with messages and they’re not very nice. Not all are like that, but most of them. Things you don’t want your kids to hear.”
Really, Mr. Knapp? I don’t want MY children to hear some collar-wearing Nazi screaming for a new SS to be formed to hunt down people because of who they love. I can’t imagine that your children could possibly have heard any phone message worse than the things you preach from the pulpit, Sunday after Sunday.
Taking a child into this kind of a church is child abuse. It is as simple as that. But Knapp, Worley, and the rest of these Jesusistanis are actually doing us all a favor. They’re making it crystal-clear that the Phelps family of Westboro Baptist (another Klansas religious institution) aren’t really all that fringe in their way of thinking.
In a twisted sort of way, I actually have more respect for the Phelps clan. They, at least, do not try to mealy-mouth their way out of their beliefs. They stand by them, no matter who might be listening. An honest bigot is disgusting, but nowhere near as much as a hypocritical one.