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Anti-gay pastor: Government must ‘remove homosexuals from society’

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

LARKSPUR, Colo. — The pastor of an independent Presbyterian church in suburban Colorado Springs, told a local television station that he equates homosexuals to child molesters, cannibals, and rapists.

Pastor David Beuhner of Christ the King Church in Larkspur, Colo., has called for discrimination against the LGBT community as Colorado lawmakers revisit same-sex civil unions in this legislative session.

David Beuhner

“If we embrace homosexuality, we’ll destroy society, we’ll destroy families, we’ll destroy everything. It’s not just that God hates homosexuals, there’s a reason why he hates it. If you break natural laws– you say you don’t believe in gravity, you jump off a building, you’re gonna die,” he said.

Beuhner is not only decrying the efforts of lawmakers and advocates for same-sex civil unions in the state, he is also calling for discrimination against gays.

“The word of god is quite clear. He’s destroyed every culture that has embraced homosexuality. The sin is similar to that of cannibalism and child molestation in the sense that it’s a sin against society,” Beuhner said. “I’m calling for discrimination against adulterers, rapists, murderers, homosexuals. Yes, we must discriminate as a society.”

Beuhner says his rhetoric isn’t hate — but love, as he is warning gays of the destruction they’ll bring to all if they don’t repent. He has also called on lawmakers to remove homosexuals from society.

“God’s law to the civil magistrate in terms of homosexuality says you should remove the abomination from the land, so that’s God’s instruction to the people who work up in the capitol who make our laws. That’s what they’re going to be held accountable for,” he said.

Charles Irwin, director of the Colorado Springs Pride Center, told KOAA-TV that Beuhner’s rhetoric is a view members of the local LGBT community find insulting, but not surprising.

“This is just par for the course for individuals that try to put fear into the LGBT community and spread hate,” said Irwin.

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  1. Glad he’s removed!!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:26pm
  2. “Beuhner says his rhetoric isn’t hate — but love”…..what an ignorant man.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:26pm
  3. I’d rather remove the haters.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:26pm
  4. God, God, God Godedity God God God

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:26pm
  5. Government must remove RELIGION from Government.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:27pm
  6. Ever hear of a parachute?

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:27pm
  7. Homophobic fatass.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:27pm
  8. fuck you. YOU leave.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:28pm
  9. I have a netter plan. Why don’t we remove your sorry butt from society instead?

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:28pm
  10. What a jerk

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:28pm
  11. What an idiot. And yet he can’t prove his God exists?

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:28pm
  12. Never!!!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:28pm
  13. I want to remove all Jews from society. Not because I hate them, but because I love them so much that I want them to be systematically destroyed in forced labour camps. I’m so misunderstood.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:28pm
  14. Someone show the Neanderthal pastor his cave and tell him to go back in it…and stay there!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:29pm
  15. Meh

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:29pm
  16. see and I equate pastors with molesters and rapists!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:30pm
  17. remove him from society

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:30pm
  18. I smell a closet . . .

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:30pm
  19. stupid

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:31pm
  20. The odds are high that He’ll be found in a public place…with his pants down, on his knees or bent over a barrel somewhere…better yet on one of those, “To catch a predator” Dateline NBC Specials.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:31pm
  21. May as well say remove air breathers from society it’s just as possible.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:32pm
  22. And that’s why I’m glad those nutcases aren’t in charge.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:33pm
  23. What an asshole!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:33pm
  24. boo registration wall

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:33pm
  25. To late closet case. We are everywhere and in every aspect of our society.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:34pm
  26. I got a better idea why don’t we remove him from society instead

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:35pm
  27. Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:35pm
  28. Poor Jesus…his followers are morons. Sad.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:37pm
  29. They keep spouting this hate in the name of God…they deserve what happens to them….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrrz54UtkCc

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:37pm
  30. “Remove homosexuals from society” says asshole who doesn’t pay any taxes but fully enjoys all the privileges and amenities provided in part by the very same tax-paying homosexuals he wants to remove.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:37pm
  31. Does this guy not realize that by removing us ‘homos’ he would be taking away a good chunk of society? Doctors, lawyers, teachers, pastors, rabbis, leaders, chefs, dept store clerks, judges, police officers, military leaders, etc… has he really thought this one through – or is nothing more than the usual blather by this type of so-called Cowboy religion that has somehow found popularity in American Christianity?

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:37pm
  32. Wow… And he says he is a Christian… So that is the word of God… No wonder I don’t believe in god or religion… Welcome to America!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:37pm
  33. wow now they want us in concertration camps wtf

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:39pm
  34. Never be surprised when Mentally Ill People say, think, believe, and do insane things.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:39pm
  35. Keep our guns, remove the homosexuals.
    Sounds legit.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:40pm
  36. Anti-gay pastor: Government must ‘remove homosexuals from society’. See what a difference 70 years of perspective makes Pastor, I think idiots like you need to be removed from society because you sound like a harmful element. Don’t we have a n institution for him? Lucien, pick on someone else other than the Jews next time, we’ve been through enough….

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:41pm
  37. How about burning your pastor license.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:46pm
  38. In colorado, that is quite surprising!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:50pm
  39. He can try. But I promise you his efforts will be futile and maybe lethal.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:50pm
  40. Unbelievable. And irresponsible in his role as a religious “leader.”

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:52pm
  41. Maybe we should remove him and people like him from society?

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:56pm
  42. This pastors next church appointment should be First Church Dachau. Sieg Hiel… I mean Praise Jesus!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:56pm
  43. Just EVIL!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:01pm
  44. is he a hitler fan or is hitler his idol?

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:05pm
  45. Here is the website for the “church” this “pastor” is the head. Their webpage even says – “If you have questions about the leadership of Christ the King Church, please email us or give us a call 719-494-2120″. I think we should take them up on that generous offer to recieve our calls and emails and let them know personally what we think. http://christthekingcpc.com/?page_id=581

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:05pm
  46. Government need to tax churches and shun stupidity!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:10pm
  47. What Christ does this guy believe in? There are so many these days.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:12pm
  48. @ Bill Tanner…I follow Jesus and KNOW He loves every one. Two of my best friends are gay and I know God exsists because He blessed me with them. Most Christians do not agree with that mindset. So please dont call me a moron because thats just as ignorant as that jerk…

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:13pm
  49. religion is the downfall of the human race.. religion has killed more people then anything else in our history….

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:15pm
  50. you Christians are nothing like your Christ.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:17pm
  51. think he is too busy tryin to play god that he forgot about christ meaning

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:18pm
  52. He’s on a Rocky Mtn high

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:19pm
  53. i beg your pardon? they preach love and the word of god in the church, and then these stories are everywhere

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:20pm
  54. Start by lining up all the bible-thumpers. Hate should be removed before love.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:20pm
  55. its gonna be funny when he’s outted for being a homosexual himself but prefering little boys

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:24pm
  56. … ReMEMber: Colorado Springs is HOME to thee-RIGHT-wing Air Force Academy!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:35pm
  57. Can i say that I hate to have to make an account to view this article!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:41pm
  58. He must of missed the memo, there are much more pressing things in the world right now!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:42pm
  59. how about we remove him! we aren’t bothering anyone, unlike some who think they have the right to interfere in someone elses life!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:43pm
  60. back away from the meth pipe, Pastor! your DELUSIONS are showing….. -” Colorado ranks seventh in the country for total number of meth users who are 12 and older.
    - 76 percent of all Colorado meth users began using it before they were 25.
    - 43 percent started at age 17 or younger” “….The Drug Enforcement Administration says it’s seized more than 41 kilograms of meth in Colorado this fiscal year. Most of it was taken in Grand Junction and Colorado Springs. “

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:45pm
  61. i am proud to be gay… atleast im not a hateful small minded biggot (who by the way will burn in hell long before i ever do). those who hate and spread hate will have more to answer for than any queer who tries not to judge and tries to love everyone!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:47pm
  62. my fist can remove him from society

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 11:00pm
  63. my fist can remove him from society

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 11:00pm
  64. Ronn Brown you hit the nail on the head. Tax them all!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 11:07pm
  65. Ronn Brown you hit the nail on the head. Tax them all!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 11:07pm
  66. Take him somewhere and kill him.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 11:31pm
  67. ANOTHER DESPICABLE HATE MONGERING So-Called Pastor joins the Parade of HATE and BIGOTRY! They call it the Christian Way!

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 11:33pm
  68. I don’t see why the govt needs to remove people from society when many heterosexuals are already doing that; by aborting their babies.

    Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 11:54pm
  69. I love how when ppl don’t take the time to listen or understand a person BC of who they sleep with or the color of their skin is more important than the actual person they want to run and hide behind the Bible. God wanted Christian to show his love through them by the way they act talk treat every action they do. Not by showing hate and disgust BC someone is different and ur head is to far up ur own ass to learn something new from them. I think this guy is the one who needs to read the good book a little bit more. BC there are parts that speaks about fake Perchers I believe he is in the wrong line of work. I am proud! To say I have meet a few ppl who were judgmental about gays and lesbians but after hanging out with me and getting to knw me they thanked me and told me they were goin to stay more opened minded about it BC I showed them that who fuck doesn’t mean shit its all about ur character and how u treat other ppl jackass. And just for the record I’m damn tired of every body saying marriage is only between a man and woman BC God said so whatever BC if u look at the world around u right now we (gays and lesbians) r the ones who believe in what marriage is supposition to b while most of the straight married couples r busy cheating on each other (which by the way he put that one in stone as a big no no) what is the big damn deal if two ppl r in love let’em get married. What r u afraid that our divorce rate will b lower than the God approved straight ones. And fyi gay and lesbian parents will not make gay and lesbian children if u wld stop and think about it we all came from Straight parents.

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 12:48am
  70. Schmendrick. The man is an ignoramus; one can only wonder who ordained him and after what course of study.

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 1:42am
  71. Where does he want the government to send us? Wow. We’re the same as cannibals? And he says what he’s saying isn’t hate but love.

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 3:07am
  72. So this guy spouts hate…and your reaction is to hate him back with the same hate filled drivel. Hate begits hate. Yet while you hate you profess love??? Yeah some of you are just as hate filled as this pastor.

    Line up all bible thumpers and shoot them??? What are you, nazi’s?

    Its all religions fault??? Not really, its the people who ignorantly interpret it for their own gains fault.

    Its truly amazing how hate spills forth from people because of the ignorance of one person. Because of one person some of you want to kill an entire group of different people. Way to go.

    Jeez.

    Best thing you can do is ignore him.

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 3:31am
  73. Anita Bryant proposed this at one time, as did Jerry Falwell’s Morl majority. The next step after segregation would be genocide.

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 4:08am
  74. You have got to be kidding me….AH

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 4:12am
  75. Stacie, it is past time to fight fire with fire. Why should we sit back and let dangerous people such as this man continue to demonize and vilify our community? And, I might add, you do not hear leaders, or even most members of this nation’s gay community, of the gay community advocating “removal from society” or violence against our enemies. That is their role. Comments on a social media site can not and should not be construed as anything more than what they are: comments. This man, however, made his comments in the public medium and is to be considered a serious threat.

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 4:15am
  76. This man needs to be removed we do not need your hatred anymore…

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 4:48am
  77. D Bag of the month!

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 5:42am
  78. cult leader

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 5:43am
  79. This man needs a padded cell.

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 6:09am
  80. I wonder how long it will be before they find him on his knees or tapping his foot in a Minnesota wash room.

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 7:43am
  81. Yikes!

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 8:13am
  82. How about you leave from society, gay people are not going anywhere!!

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 8:19am
  83. What a dork.

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 8:38am
  84. Jesus never mentioned gays but said to love another; the name Christian means Christ follower.

    Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 9:10am