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Colo. pastor links gay kiss, women wearing hats to God’s wrath through forest fires

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch
Saturday, June 29, 2013

Last week on Generations Radio, Colorado pastors Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner addressed the forest fires hitting their state. They wondered why God was punishing Colorado with the fires, and specifically targeting the heavily conservative city of Colorado Springs.

Kevin Swanson (left) and Dave Buehner.

The two ultimately determined that the forest fires were linked to the state’s liberal abortion laws and the recent success of civil union legislation. Swanson added that a Denver Post photograph of State House Majority Leader Mark Ferrandino kissing his partner also played a role in inviting God’s wrath.

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Buehner: Why Colorado Springs? Understand that Colorado itself is a state that has been begging for God’s judgment. How did we do that? Well, we were the first state to make abortion legal; you could murder your baby as long as it’s in your womb.

Swanson: 1967.

Buehner: Gov. Love, a Republican.

Swanson: Two ironies there, not just one, the man’s name was Gov. Love and he’s responsible for killing more babies than probably anybody in the history of this country because he’s the guy who started it.

Buehner: Our legislative session opened up this year and their very first order of business, their most pressing order of business—

Swanson: They could hardly wait, they could hardly wait.

Buehner: Like the very first day, was to pass a civil union bill, which is an uncivil bill.
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Swanson: When you have a state where the House leadership is performing a homosexual act on the front page of the Denver Post two months ago? Does God read the Denver Post? Do you think He picks up a copy of the Denver Post? He gets it. God gets the Denver Post.

Buehner concluded that Coloradans should be glad God “hasn’t destroyed the whole state yet” as “an act of grace.” But why were the fires concentrated in Colorado Springs, Buehner asked, “Why not wipe out Boulder or Denver” where all the Democrats live? He answered his own question: “Judgment begins in the House of God.”

Later, Swanson elaborated on the point, saying that Christians have not done a good of a job resisting cultural trends pushed by television shows and fashion. He described a particularly disturbing plane ride he took back from Australia, in which he was forced to look at other people’s airplane TV sets. “I’ve never seen so many breasts in all of my life,” he reported. “Every form of aberrant sexuality and women’s breasts are shown in front of me almost nonstop for fourteen hours.”

After saying that he was a victim of “oppressive” breast exposure, he criticized young men for “doing the metrosexual thing with the skinny pants and the little fairy shoes” and not growing out their facial hair as God commands.

But feminism is also to blame, he said, as too many Christian women have embraced feminist fashions like hats and pantsuits.

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91 more reader comments:

  1. Shame!

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 12:49pm
  2. d bags!!!

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 12:49pm
  3. Another so-called Xtian.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 12:50pm
  4. isn’t it great to have such super powers! wow, if we all were to kiss at one time we’d blow up the world.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 12:51pm
  5. wow… retarded. Do the people that should be our role models hear themselves?

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 12:51pm
  6. yup another nut job

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 12:51pm
  7. People are insane.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 12:52pm
  8. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 12:52pm
  9. wait what? I thought woman were suppose to have covered heads?

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 12:52pm
  10. Dear Faux Pastor person: how come your version of God is so vindictive? How come your version of God only intervenes in human affairs when it means being spiteful or vengeful?

    Maybe your state is being punished because budget cuts have reduced the resources needed to fight those fires. Could be that.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 12:53pm
  11. Talk about spiritual malpractice!

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 12:53pm
  12. Hey perhaps we can make it rain.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 12:54pm
  13. “Aberrant sexuality and women’s breasts”? Where can I get that plane ride?

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 12:55pm
  14. now..who is the sick ones

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 12:55pm
  15. “…like hats and pants suits…” ROFL! I can’t even be angry with these guys. They are so far beyond ridiculous. I’d suggest making a drinking game out of their radio show (each time they say something stupid take a shot), except that everyone playing would be dead in about 5 minutes.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 12:55pm
  16. If gods wrath starts in gods house I’m going to have to sin harder. People really are delusional.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 12:55pm
  17. ” and not growing out their facial hair as God commands.”
    one of you is clean shaven and the other with a goatee. I swear people like this must be on drugs. Shouldn’t you two be preparing for the rapture? Aren’t you leaving soon?
    #worstgaypocalsypeever

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 12:57pm
  18. WTF?….Omg… this made my IQ drop a little…

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 12:57pm
  19. WOW

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 12:58pm
  20. Being gay is not a crime, or is there anything wrong with it. I have a ton of gay friends and family members. and i say to all those small minded idiots out there get used to it Gays are hear to stay so get over it get used to it and learn to accept them or go live in a God Dam Bubble.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 12:59pm
  21. God’s intentionally starting fires in order to threaten the lives of other people? We have a word for that: arsonist.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 12:59pm
  22. they us bible to take usa other places in the world

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:00pm
  23. Also, having hats makes me double sinful. Yum.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:00pm
  24. 10 Bible Verses About Divorce
    Romans 7:2-3
    For the married woman is bound by law to her husband while he is living; but if her husband dies, she is released from the law concerning the husband. So then if, while her husband is living, she is joined to another man, she shall be called an adulteress; but if her husband dies, she is free from the law, so that she is not an adulteress, though she is joined to another man.
    Malachi 2:14-15
    “Yet you say, ‘For what reason?’ Because the LORD has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant. “But not one has done so who has a remnant of the Spirit. And what did that one do while he was seeking a godly offspring? Take heed then, to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of your youth.
    Ephesians 5:33
    Nevertheless let each individual among you also love his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see to it that she respect her husband.
    Matthew 19:6
    “Consequently they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.”
    Matthew 5:31-32
    “And it was said, ‘Whoever sends his wife away, let him give her a certificate of divorce’; but I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for the cause of unchastity, makes her commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
    Mark 10:2-12
    And some Pharisees came up to Him, testing Him, and began to question Him whether it was lawful for a man to divorce a wife. And He answered and said to them, “What did Moses command you?” And they said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away.” But Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. “But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female. “For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother, and the two shall become one flesh; consequently they are no longer two, but one flesh. “What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” And in the house the disciples began questioning Him about this again. And He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her; and if she herself divorces her husband and marries another man, she is committing adultery.”
    Luke 16:18
    “Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery; and he who marries one who is divorced from a husband commits adultery.
    1 Corinthians 7:10-15
    But to the married I give instructions, not I, but the Lord, that the wife should not leave her husband (but if she does leave, let her remain unmarried, or else be reconciled to her husband), and that the husband should not send his wife away. But to the rest I say, not the Lord, that if any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, let him not send her away. And a woman who has an unbelieving husband, and he consents to live with her, let her not send her husband away. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified through her believing husband; for otherwise your children are unclean, but now they are holy. Yet if the unbelieving one leaves, let him leave; the brother or the sister is not under bondage in such cases, but God has called us to peace.
    1 Corinthians 7:39
    A wife is bound as long as her husband lives; but if her husband is dead, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.
    Deuteronomy 24:1-4
    “When a man takes a wife and marries her, and it happens that she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some indecency in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out from his house, and she leaves his house and goes and becomes another man’s wife, and if the latter husband turns against her and writes her a certificate of divorce and puts it in her hand and sends her out of his house, or if the latter husband dies who took her to be his wife, then her former husband who sent her away is not allowed to take her again to be his wife, since she has been defiled; for that is an abomination before the LORD, and you shall not bring sin on the land which the LORD your God gives you as an inheritance.
    Other Christian Articles:
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    Resources:
    New American Standard Bible

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:01pm
  25. Of course they never say what church it is …afraid of the backlash??
    You should be!!

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:01pm
  26. “After saying that he was a victim of “oppressive” breast exposure, he criticized young men for “doing the metrosexual thing with the skinny pants and the little fairy shoes” and not growing out their facial hair as God commands.”

    Geez…what if they cannot grow facial hair? And how can breast exposure be considered oppressive? Hasn’t he heard of nursing?

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:01pm
  27. Where do these crazies come from?

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:02pm
  28. What a whackjob smh

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:03pm
  29. yep Christians are fuckin idiots…

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:06pm
  30. hey ..in the bible it states the bible God totally destroyed cities and nations of people because of ..sin..that means..babies were aborted and killed in the womb too..no one was spared even innocent kids and animals weren’t spared..so that is called God aborting babies too right?

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:07pm
  31. IDIOT is all I have to say on this nut job.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:08pm
  32. good point..

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:08pm
  33. Yeah, I’ve read up on him for school and on my own time.
    He’s a VERY stubborn, it’s-my-way-or-the-hellway kind of being.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:11pm
  34. they make this god of their do everything. I wish mine were so obedient

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:11pm
  35. I wonder how these two ..”pastors” treat their own family members..their wives and kids..since they are so staunch on this

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:11pm
  36. please do us all a favor and go back to your padded cell.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:11pm
  37. One thing I’ll never forgive him for is the whole Lot ordeal. I don’t give a shit that he “rewarded him double” afterwards. The fact remains that he intentionally made Lot suffer AND killed his entire family just to prove a point to Satan. Who the fuck does that?

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:12pm
  38. Dumbass asswipes

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:12pm
  39. These two must actually feel physical pain from being so damn stupid! It really must hurt to be so moronic!

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:15pm
  40. We Coloradans are not all as bat-shit irrational as these douches. Some of us think with our brains instead of our asses.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:17pm
  41. God help me. Who knew pantsuits and hats were to blame.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:20pm
  42. What a petty, impotent god these guys worship. It’s like their god is some passive aggressive freak.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:20pm
  43. Really? So how many LGBT people’s houses burned down? And how many straight “Christian’s” housed burned.?

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:21pm
  44. god is punishing you’s for hate crimes also being a bigot

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:22pm
  45. Wow at least you confirmed that all the divorced people are “evil” like us… LMAO Thanks for the bible lesson.. I will throw that one in with how I should and should treat my slaves. Funny how they don’t preach on that one anymore.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:25pm
  46. Gotta love the stupid shit that just flows out of peoples mouth!!

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:30pm
  47. >>sigh<<

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:31pm
  48. what fools! in thier own verbage it is the fundemental churchs that keep getting hit the hard by God’s supposed wrath then, in the south where all the tornadoes & fires have wipes out many many fundemental churches hmmm they need to rethink that I would say.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:34pm
  49. who the F cares what he thinks. Just shut the F up!!!!

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:35pm
  50. OMG…..this is embarrassing. So much ignorance in two heads? WOW!!!

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:35pm
  51. No chance it could be because of their hate-mongering, of course.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:37pm
  52. If there was a god, all idiots, such as the Colo pastor would drop dead.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:37pm
  53. These guys are KOOKY!

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:37pm
  54. Yes indeed. Now where is it that the reverend gentlemen preach–the Congregational Wing-nut Church or the United Screwball Assembly?

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:38pm
  55. I think you mean Job, not Lot. Lot got to sleep with his daughters after his wife was knocked off.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:40pm
  56. Hats and pantsuits? Don’t think what ever God they think they know has it in for hats and pantsuits. Should be more concerned with nuts in the pulpits!

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:45pm
  57. oh god! This is hilarious…

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:47pm
  58. of course he does. If his church paid taxes, maybe there would be more $$ to fight the fires, just sayin’

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:48pm
  59. WTF?!?

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:50pm
  60. I feel a little dumber after just reading the headline.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:50pm
  61. I am sure glad the God I know isn’t as hateful, bigoted and willing to make thousands of innocent people suffer for a gay kiss. Sad that they believe in such a God.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 1:55pm
  62. are these people INSANE women wearing HATS…goes back thousands of years…this man is a REAL IDIOT

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:02pm
  63. ?

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:11pm
  64. This is the dumbest bunch of bullshit I have ever heard. This pastor’s IQ must be about only 10 points. That’s how stupid he is.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:17pm
  65. JOB! My bad.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:18pm
  66. Right. His daughters raped him to repopulate the earth. ha. Grody.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:18pm
  67. This is total insanity and anyone who believes or listens to the two morons is as certifiable as they are.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:21pm
  68. Religious fanatics scare me more than the taliban

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:25pm
  69. well. we’re blamed for everything…so i guess u could add fires to our super powers….and can some one please tell me about our gay agenda? i must have missed that meeting.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:27pm
  70. Sylvie – Yes but it was OPPRESSIVE breast exposure. How would you survive that, lol! God knows how he managed to live through that plane ride, it must have been very painful for him. : )

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:32pm
  71. These two idiots sound like a Saturday Night Live comedy clip.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:33pm
  72. I didnt know anyone even used the term pantsuit anymore. Maybe this is their concern – I Found this online -The pantsuit was introduced in the 1920s, when a small number of women adopted a masculine style, including pantsuits, hats, and even canes and monocles. Maybe they’re okay with women using canes and monocles?

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:36pm
  73. Nut case

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:38pm
  74. psst … god is pretend

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:40pm
  75. IF I could do half the things I am blamed for…..well dammit…..i wouldn’t do it to innocent people just republican politicians…

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:42pm
  76. I could not stop laughing. This could have been on SNL!!!

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:43pm
  77. the fires are caused from the methaine gas comeing out of the mouths of Dumb A’s pastors like you.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 2:56pm
  78. do these fools EVER listen to what they are saying???

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 3:02pm
  79. could have nothing to do with douchebag radio ??

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 3:10pm
  80. I’m jealous because I don’t have very oppressive breasts. I compensate with very fancy hats.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 3:16pm
  81. Ridiculous!

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 3:35pm
  82. If gay people are doing everything ,what the hell are straight people doing? Besides bitching!!!

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 3:51pm
  83. I don’t mind the lunatic fringe for making asinine comments like this. They get paid for vomiting this bilge over the airwaves. And we are, after all, a capitalist country. What scares me more are the brain dead, invertebrate nightcrawlers that believe what they’re hearing is true.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 3:55pm
  84. WHA… rofl

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 3:56pm
  85. Are these morons for real? Are they on Drugs or just mental patients?

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 3:58pm
  86. Sorry but the God I know is loving and merciful.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 4:34pm
  87. There were and are those who did the same with Hurricane Andrew in the Miami area in 1992 and Katrina in New Orleans in 2005,and didn’t Pat Robertson “pray away” a hurricane bearing down on the Virginia Tidewater area several years ago? Maybe I should turn over a new leaf…nah, I don’t think so.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 4:45pm
  88. Lol.. all God could do was light a fire?? Hell .. we can put those out.. Their God needs to do better then that..

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 5:17pm
  89. This is the kind of hate speech and religious paranoia that destroys religion for so many people.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 5:18pm
  90. And who was God punishing when the tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma recently, or the tsunami in Japan in 2011? Some of these “pastors” are theologically & scientifically illiterate.

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 5:23pm
  91. OMG!

    Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 5:26pm