Colorado Springs pastor Kevin Swanson is preaching against the Muppets because the Jim Henson Company broke with Chick-fil-A over the company’s anti-gay philosophy.
During Friday’s broadcast of his radio show, Generations with Vision, Swanson and co-host Dave Buehner encouraged the death penalty for homosexuality and suggested Chick-fil-A add a frog-filet sandwich and pig-on-a-bun to its menu.
“A Christian perspective ultimately brought the death penalty upon homosexuality between roughly 350 AD and roughly 1850 or so,” Swanson said. “For about 1,500 years that form of life had pretty much been eliminated except here and there.” Of course, now you have a massive, massive increase in this kind of thing.”
Swanson (left) also attacked Bert and Ernie’s home address, saying “Sesame Street and the Muppets are going to take the sodomy route,” and suggesting Kermit, Fozzie and the rest may also support NAMBLA.
Buehner, meanwhile, lamented that “tolerance only runs one direction—you only can tolerate gays, you can’t tolerate those who don’t support gays.”
Moving onto food, Swanson joked Chick-fil-A “should consider doing a frog filet for one of the sandwiches,” Swanson suggested. Buehner piped in that “Miss Piggy on a bun” may be a bigger seller.
If Christian zealots like Swanson and Buehner are so gung-ho about adhering to Old Testament proscriptions, they probably should avoid pork, too.