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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.

On:           May 31, 2012
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    • Alexa

      It’s because they know they’re losing. Public opinion has changed in our favor dramatically in the last couple of years and they see the writing on the wall, and they are going down swinging. Hateful as they are, these pronouncements need to be spread far and wide so that decent people see these evil bigots for what they are.

      May 31, 2012 at 9:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SteveC

      The Romans had the rights idea about the christians.

      May 31, 2012 at 9:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jayb

      You know it’s only a matter of time before some über-Fundamentalist “Christian” takes them at their word and starts slaughtering.

      May 31, 2012 at 9:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • declanto

      @Jayb: It wouldn’t be the first time. Whatever happened to the rapture? Can they get it fixed so these assholes can go the heaven and leave us alone? And can I keep their stuff when they’re gone? I bet they keep a big store of porn to remind them how horribley depraved we are.

      May 31, 2012 at 10:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1equalityUSA

      He is so gay. My gaydar went off when he fanned his hands towards his clavicleeez. His speech patterns and everything set my gaydar into the red. He’s so gay! He is fighting the inner-gay inside by resorting to extreme rhetoric. He wants it, dreams of it, is enticed by it, so therefore his inner conflict calls for death. How unusual…. What a wad. He and Michelle Bachmann’s hubby, Marcus, need to get together for some spiced cider and talk these things through in great detail. Such great detail, more details, de, de, deep details.”Oh, they ned to be killed! The government needs to kill them! I, I, I want them dead! Oh, Lord, help me kill them! Oh, Marcus, kill me! CNN kill us! It’s the only way I can make it right!”

      May 31, 2012 at 10:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE

      mmmmmmmm…. so, he compares homosexuality to incest, pedophilia and polygamy. In other words, he’s saying that homosexuality is a Biblical value?

      because trust me, there are actually MORE passages in the Bible that support incest, pedophilia and polygamy, than there are that condemn homosexuality.

      May 31, 2012 at 10:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE

      would SOMEONE from Queerty please fix the spam filter.

      I keep getting blocked from posting for some bizarre reason. I have no idea which words I’m using that trigger that spam filter.

      May 31, 2012 at 10:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE

      there are actually more passages in the Bible that advocate pedophilia, incest and polygamy, than there are passages that denounce homosexuality.

      So in other words, this guys is saying that homosexuality IS a Biblical value!LOL

      May 31, 2012 at 10:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE

      there are actually more passages in the Bible that advocate ped…… ince.. and poly…. (please complete those words for yourself, I think they are setting off Queerty’s spam filter), than there are passages that denounce homosexuality.

      So in other words, this guys is saying that homosexuality IS a Biblical value!LOL

      May 31, 2012 at 10:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gary

      Aghhhhh, he sounds just like Charles Manson – “I wont kill Sharon Tate and the others,but i’ll get some other people too do it cos I dont have the guts myself”
      Do half of religious people have lives???? makes you wonder……….

      May 31, 2012 at 10:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1equalityUSA

      When this latent f__ktard said, “I don’t want death for the gays” his eyes gravitated to the right, which means he is lying. The scheming, planning, side of the brain is on the left, which, while in use, makes the eyes look to the right. He is not only gay, but a liar too. Does Cracker Jacks give out theology degrees as prizes? He picked out all of the rancid nuts to eat first, before framing his diploma.

      May 31, 2012 at 10:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Belize

      “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.”

      Translation: Our church is losing money because only stupid hick-town bums are the only ones capable of believing in us.

      May 31, 2012 at 10:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lefty

      “Thou Shalt Not Kill”

      What a stupid c*nt.

      May 31, 2012 at 11:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • danny

      Why do I have a feeling this guy fucks his sister

      May 31, 2012 at 11:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb

      @1equalityUSA: You are absolutely right. Gaydar started pinging immediately.

      May 31, 2012 at 11:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • john

      why do we give this kind of crap any press time at all. Start calling the Net works and start demanding they stop putting this filth on the air. Why? Because some yabbo will use this an excuse to murder us.

      May 31, 2012 at 11:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charlie

      I’m guessing he’s another Pastor who probably eats selfish and doesn’t want to stone women who are not virgins when married. Then again maybe he would be up for the latter. In kind of a weird, sick way I almost hope he keeps it up until the election.

      May 31, 2012 at 12:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi

      I hate Christians

      May 31, 2012 at 12:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1equalityUSA

      “I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ.” –Gandhi.

      May 31, 2012 at 1:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • erasure25

      Everyone be safe and aware of your surroundings. The crazies just got their license to kill.

      May 31, 2012 at 1:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chad

      @MikeE: so he thinks the government should kill gays, but he hopes for their salvation but not their death.

      May 31, 2012 at 1:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chad

      @Chad: oops sorry MikeE my comment was not meant to be a reply to you but a comment in general.

      May 31, 2012 at 1:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ken

      The same book that people quote over and over again on air has almost nothing to say on homosexuality, though does condemn it once. However, Jesus never spoke about homosexuality, speaking about social welfare, justice, and treating people with compassion.
      The Bible has no qualms with slavery, whether this is servitude, or sexual slavery. They lay out over and over rules and guidelines for slavery, including selling your daughters into sexual slavery. I think most people would agree that ending slavery in our country was a good thing. Not something supported by this “moral compass” of a book.
      The Bible requires killing/stoning people for any number of offenses, including: working on the Sabbath, touching pig skin, encouraging the questioning of Christianity, planting different crops next to each other, wearing clothing with two different fibers. These are able to be overlooked in favor of cherry picking from a 2000 year old book to justify current political positions.
      Priests, bishops, and pastors have decided to jump into politics; using their pulpit to follow an agenda not consistent with the bible; just as imams in Afghanistan use their mosque to spread a dogma not consistent with the Qur’an, taking advantage of illiteracy. The Catholic nuns are being chastised for wanting the church to encourage people to support the poor, and those in need; while the bishops want to pursue a political agenda around gay marriage and abortion.
      With separation of church and state, I find it disturbing how churches encourage the denying and elimination of rights based on religious doctrine. People seem to forget that our country isn’t a Theocracy, get your book of lies and fairy tales out of my legislature, out of my hospitals, and out of my schools. Feel free to believe any delusions you want, but at least read the source material for what you “believe” before you start trying to insert it into state and federal law.
      Live your own life by your book, don’t try to keep me from getting a blood transfusion, getting contraception, working on Sunday, or restrict my diet because you have decided to follow a book of parables you think justifies your position.
      Ghandi had a apt quote, stating “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

      May 31, 2012 at 1:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kev C

      How is this news? Man with crazy opinion calls for return to pre-Christian laws. More at 11:00.

      May 31, 2012 at 2:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B

      He’s an incompetent pastor – the last sentence of Leviticus states that this book of the Bible is a “covenant” or agreement between the “LORD” and “the children of Israel”

      Citation – Leviticus 26:46: “These are the statutes and judgments and laws, which the LORD made between him and the children of Israel in mount Sinai by the hand of Moses.”

      The book of Levicitus is at best of mere historical interest to most of us, and most Jews ignore it as well – nobody follows the rules for “burnt offerings” anymore as just one example. It is idiotic to quote it with a claim that we should follow the rules in it today.

      One might add that at the time Levicitus was written, there was a misconception that semen was a sort of seed implanted in a women much in the way that seeds are placed in soil before they turn into a plant. They thought there was a finite supply, so that “spilling seed” in any way that would not help create a baby was discouraged – they needed to increase their population to be able to win against hostile neighboring tribes.
      That may be part of the reason for the prohibition (and obviously they could care less if their neighboring tribes wasted their “seed”). Also, there were some fertility rituals involving male temple prostitutes essentially dressed in drag that neighboring tribes had, and they didn’t want Israelis participating, since they might be drawn into a different religion. Finally, practices that differentiated Jews from their neighbors probably helped define them as a distinct ethnic group, which was useful for “nation building” at the time.

      May 31, 2012 at 2:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Spike

      @SteveC: Isn’t that the truth! It would be entertaining watching this guy getting eaten by a lion on a Sunday afternoon at the Coliseum.

      May 31, 2012 at 2:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B

      No. 24 · Spike wrote, “It would be entertaining watching this guy getting eaten by a lion on a Sunday afternoon at the Coliseum.”

      You’d have to put the flooring back in, and of course there is airfare not to mention various legal issues.

      But, if this area of Kansas happened to have a nearby Asian/Chinese community, maybe you could hire lion dancers to appear outside his church. They could eat him symbolically, or at least scare away the evil spirits. Of course it would outrage the Christians – how do they compete with some hot lion dancers shaking their butts along with everything else when all the Christians have to offer is a hard seat in a pew and some hymns on a Sunday morning.

      May 31, 2012 at 6:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stterte

      This is the same as saying “I hope the government kills all blacks”

      May 31, 2012 at 6:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason

      Curtis Knapp has classic gay face.

      May 31, 2012 at 7:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • George

      “You got a better idea? A better idea than God?”

      Why would I? God had a better idea. It’s called the New Testament.

      He’s also ignorant of the way the OT works – death penalty was the maximum penalty for the worst case scenario. In virtually all of the capital crimes in the OT it was assumed that one would pay a “ransom” (i.e. a fine) and promise not to do it again. But if this guy really wants to pretend to live under an ancient Hebrew treaty, he can move out into the Nevada desert somewhere and put himself on trial every time he does work on the Sabbath or gets drunk.

      May 31, 2012 at 7:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill

      Maybe he and Marcus Bachman should do a little hot oil wrestling and see what pops up…

      May 31, 2012 at 11:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dirty Ole Man

      Actually, I have the best idea. Lets get a bus full queens. Drive to Seneca, Kansas and take the jack ass out. I am sick and tired of this crap. Its time for a holy war!

      Jun 1, 2012 at 12:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geoff B

      I wish a motherfucker would try to get stupid in my house. My son and daughter are a very loyal Rott and a very loyal Doberman. I’m also a proud member of the NRA and not about to be a victim.

      Jun 1, 2012 at 4:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alistercarmel

      What a QUEEN! The guy is gay as and flying like a Kite! LOL

      Jun 1, 2012 at 8:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ralph S

      @ken: One thing Ken, they are wrong about the Sabbath, it is not Sunday, it is the Jewish Sabbath, sundown Friday to sundown Saturday. In the new Testament after Jesus was crucified, on Good Friday, he had to be put into a tomb before sundown when the Sabbath began. On Easter Sunday the two Marys returned to the tomb to prepare the body for a proper Jewish burial, as the Sabbath had ended, these “christians” can’t even get something this basic correct.

      Jun 1, 2012 at 9:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ralph S

      I see this asshole wants the govt. to kill the gays, he doesn’t have the balls to do it himself. He is probably a Teabagger, but wants govt.to expand and create death squads.
      I hope this douschenozzle comes after me, I was a cop for 25 years, own a small armory and I will kill to defend me and my husband.

      Jun 1, 2012 at 9:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • White Homophobia

      We have got to do something about the rampant white homophobia in the white community.

      Jun 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Honey

      @White Homophobia: Yeah they have been busy these past few days and here I was thinking white homophobia was a myth. Wonder who will be choosen for Queerty’s covenant DOTW award?

      Jun 1, 2012 at 2:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Robroberts

      First of all, I agree that this nelly tinkerbell is about as gay as a Versace scarf in a Fire Island gay bar.

      Secondly, does this guy even realize the implications of what he is saying? He actually thinks that the American government will start to round up millions of people and then execute them? And just how are we to be exterminated Gas? Firing squad? Starved to death? Electrocuted? How are they going to round us up, death squads in the middle of the night? And if i have ever fucked pussy, am I gay or do I get a pass? How will they determine who is gay, or are we supposed to volunteer to be killed?

      And finnally, “pastor” Knapp, a question for you: Since you are so obviously homosexual yourself, will you volunteer to be the first to die? Just give us a time and a place, and I am sure many will be happy to assist.

      You, Mr. Knapp,mare a hideous monster and would make Hitler blush. Why you are not in prison is beyond me.

      Jun 1, 2012 at 3:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • darkorient

      I’m hoping for his “salvation”.

      Jun 2, 2012 at 1:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jj

      People who make statements like this help the gay rights movement more than damage it, because people who are on the fence about supporting gay marriage will see this and finally understand the hate we receive and im sure they’d support us over someone who thinks we should be killed. Look at westboro baptist church. They will never admit it, but they have done more for the gay rights movement than most, simply by being bigoted pieces of shit.

      Jun 2, 2012 at 5:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rainbowman56

      Such vermin as those “pastor” should be put in jail or in a criminal asylum. They’re scum. The true Jesus rejects them.- No homophobe shall see Heaven. Gays and Hetero of good will shall. These talks should be outlawed.

      Jun 3, 2012 at 4:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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