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LISTEN: Kansas Pastor Says Government Should Slaughter Gays

What the bejeebus is up with the sudden onslaught of extremist preachers calling for the mass genocide of gays? An audio clip of Pastor Curtis Knapp of New Hope Baptist Church in Seneca, Kansas calls for a — *ahem* — final solution to “the curse of homosexuality.” Cutting in somewhere in the middle of his sermon cum hate speech, the pastor says:

And should be put to death. That’s what happened in Israel. That’s why homosexuality wouldn’t have grown in Israel. It tends to limit conversions. It tends to limit people coming out of the closet.

‘Oh, 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.

And just in case he wasn’t clear:

He said put them to death. Shall the church drag them in? No, I’m not say that. The church has not been given the power of the sort; the government has. But the government ought to [kill them]. You got a better idea? A better idea than God?

Wow. Just…Wow.

Pastor Knapp (can we typo it with Krapp?) goes on to refute all those silly progressives who feel his views belong in the Stone Age:

Say, ‘I can’t believe you. You’re horrible! You are a backwards Neanderthal of a person.’ Is that what they are calling scripture? Is God a Neanderthal? Backwards? Is morality? Is this his word or not? If it’s his word, he commanded it. It’s his idea, not mine, and I’m not ashamed of it.

He definitely isn’t ashamed, having just appeared on CNN to back up his claims, comparing homosexuality to incest, pedophilia and polygamy:

Ha! Now he hopes for “their salvation, not for their death.”

Such violent cries of “death to gays” seem to be the hymn of the evangelical summer, following the pastor whose “flesh” calls for killing gays, the toddler who sings of no homos in heaven, and, of course, Pastor Charles “Electrified Fence” Worley.

Welcome to the revival of hate.