Colorado pastor and radio podcast host, Kevin Swanson, has a history of making radical statements, especially about the LGBT community.
At a convention attended by Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee, Swanson claimed that the Bible says that homosexuality is a sin punishable by death.
Most recently, Swanson used his radio show to say that the California wildfires are God's punishment for California's acceptance of LGBT people.
Read his full statement below.
"If you look at the history of California, they have been at the forefront of this.
The first gay pride march occurred in San Francisco in 1970 and then San Francisco legitimized homosexuality in 1972. In 1982, Laguna Beach, California, elected the first openly homosexual mayor in United States history. In 1999, California adopted a domestic partnership law; I believe it was one of the first in the nation to do that.
In 2005, California state legislators became the first in the nation to pass a same-sex marriage law … In 2008, the California Supreme Court then struck down Prop 22 in regard to marriage cases, and Prop 8 also was struck down later on that year, I believe.
In 2011, California became the first state to mandate homosexual indoctrination for K-8 students and then, in 2012, California became the first state to sign a ban on therapy that was attempting to convert homosexuals into non-homosexuals.
And then, in 2017, the California state schools implemented the homosexual indoctrination program … and that was the kickoff for the biggest fires that California has ever seen in its history.
So God is burning down California in 2017 and 2018 after about 25 years of leading the pack to legitimize the sin of homosexuality in that state."
Twitter is outraged.
Kevin Swanson: ‘God Is Burning Down California’ as a punishment for legitimizing homosexuality— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) August 4, 2018
Climate Change is Burning down California, because we legitimized Donald J. Trump.
WAKE UP AMERICA!
Being old, straight & white, doesn’t mean that we don’t recognize & reject hate when we see it. This is hate. And we’re really sick of these religious, closet wack jobs being given any voice at all. God has other things to worry about—like republicans. https://t.co/8rSFzfKvOI— MaleOutrage (@MaleOutrage) August 4, 2018
It won’t be very long in terms of human evolution that Kevin Swanson comes out as gay, or admits to sodomizing boys, or is arrested soliciting male clients in a public restroom. These #falselypious turds all end up like Jimmy Swaggert or Jim Bakker. #Scum— Charlie Mac (@Charlie84913535) August 3, 2018
Portions of California have been burning at certain times of the year pretty much forever. It's worse now because of climate change. Sexual preference, as far as we know, doesn't create conflagrations. Thanks for playing, Pastor Swanson.— Jaye Simms (@Missjayette) August 3, 2018
Yeah, it's so much easier to blame the gay population rather than taking responsibility for the changes we've made to the environment.— Dorothy and TotoToo (@LeftHandOfCat) August 5, 2018
But Ricky Gervais had the most accurate and concise response of all.