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Two more pastors, two different states, advocate for the killing of gays

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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Two more “men of God” are on record as advocating for the death of gays and lesbians.

Jeremy Hooper at Good as You, reports on pastors Curtis Knapp of the New Hope Baptist Church in Seneca, Kansas, and Dennis Leatherman, pastor at the Mountain Lake Baptist Church in Oakland, Md.

In their Sunday sermons, Knapp suggested that the government should put gay people to death, while Leatherman said that his “flesh” is intrigued by the idea of killing homosexuals.

Curtis Knapp

In his sermon “Homosexuality and the Need for National Revival,” Knapp implied that the government should put gays to death — after all, “that’s what happened in Israel.”

“They 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.

[You say], ‘oh, I can’t believe you you’re horrible. You’re a backwards neanderthal of a person.’ Is that what you’re calling scripture? Is God a neanderthal backwards.. in his morality. Is it 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.”

Listen to Knapp here:

Update: In an interview with KTKA-TV, Knapp said that he has nothing to be ashamed of, because he was just preaching scripture. Watch the interview here.

Dennis Leatherman

Also on Sunday, in his sermon titled “Homosexuality and the Bible,” Leatherman said his “flesh” is intrigued by the idea of killing certain kinds of sinners, such as homosexuals and adulterers:

“To be… have a tendency to be effeminate or homosexual is just as wicked as to have a tendency to be a womanizer. Sinful nature does not justify sinful behavior. Now what is our take? What is our response? I appreciate your bearing with me tonight. First of all, there is a danger of reacting in the flesh, of responding not in a scriptural, spiritual way, but in a fleshly way. Kill them all. Right? I will be very honest with you. My flesh kind of likes that idea. But it grieves the Holy Spirit. It violates Scripture. It is wrong.”

Listen:

Earlier this month, Charles L. Worley, pastor at Providence Road Baptist Church in Maiden, N.C., was filmed on a YouTube rant during a May 13 sermon condemning President Barack Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage. Worley called for LGBTQ people to be put in an electrified pen and ultimately killed off.

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