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Kansas Pastor Who Says Govt. Should Kill Gays Pleads His Case: VIDEO


Curtis Knapp, the Kansas-based pastor who claimed the government should kill all gay people, sat down with CNN to plead his case, and most of his arguments are pretty predictable.

According to Knapp's discriminatory logic, the government cracks down on pedophilia and incest, so LGBT people should be punished, as well.

"We punish pedophilia. We punish incest. We punish polygamy and various things. It's only homosexuality that is lifted out as an exemption," he said. He also said that he doesn't actually believe gay people should be killed, only that we be "saved."

But in a bizarre twist, Knapp told the cable news channel that George W. Bush was too tolerant of gay people, thus setting the stage for President Obama's support for marriage equality. Are we talking about the same George W. Bush?

Watch Knapp's remarks AFTER THE JUMP.

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  1. This man is advocating genocide.

    To burn his church down and eliminate him would be a matter of self defence before he starts building his concentration camps.

    Shame on CNN for giving a platform to this genocidal maniac.

    Posted by: SteveC | May 31, 2012 9:26:41 AM

  2. There's only one step between saying that gays should be killed and actually doing it. So, we are that close to becoming like Iran and other countries who put people to death just for being who they are.

    Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce the American Taliban!

    Posted by: Jack M | May 31, 2012 9:29:22 AM

  3. You are giving this nut job too much credit. His side is losing. Expect them to amp up the crazy. And expect more of this. It's a shame that the media focuses on these line weirdos and not all those out there that are making positive steps.

    Posted by: AJ | May 31, 2012 9:34:05 AM

  4. This maniac says that the LGBT community should have nothing to fear from him?

    He he should fear the LGBT community.

    If he thinks we are going to sit idly by while he starts lobbying for concentration camps, he is very much mistaken

    Posted by: SteveC | May 31, 2012 9:36:02 AM

  5. Closet case if I've ever seen one. By the way, I can't sleep with a man as I'd sleep with a woman--the anatomy is completely different, in case you haven't noticed.

    Posted by: grench | May 31, 2012 9:37:37 AM

  6. Ok, So off "topic", Is there an amount of money this site could be getting through donations to get rid of these horrible ads and social readers?

    Posted by: Fenrox | May 31, 2012 9:39:16 AM

  7. This is a follower of Jesus? To calmly suggest that the government should kill a segment of the population (based on a line in a 2400 year old text, no less) borders on criminal. Echoes of Bosnia? Rwanda? Nazi Germany? Evil lives among us, people.

    Posted by: BB | May 31, 2012 9:45:57 AM

  8. I second what FENROX posted.

    Posted by: 1♥ | May 31, 2012 9:47:36 AM

  9. Black people are so homophobic. Look how homophobic this black Kansas pastor is.

    Posted by: Jamel Smith | May 31, 2012 9:47:53 AM

  10. Leviticus are laws created by man to govern man controlling the masses and the treasury. These were NOT handed down from god. The 10 commandments were given by god. No where in the big are gays condemned.

    In the new testament, Jesus gave us the beatitudes from the sermon on the mount. No where in the 8 beatitudes does it mention the persecution of gay people.

    Posted by: Dale | May 31, 2012 9:51:12 AM

  11. So many of these nut cases out here its kind of shocking.This has been on the local news in Kansas and poorly reported on.There seemed to be no comments from the LGBT perspective,just this morons views.

    Posted by: VDUFFORD | May 31, 2012 9:54:28 AM

  12. I have lived in East Central KS all my life and now thanks to Gestapo wannabes like this I am considering moving to a state that is a lot more tolerant and friendlier towards the Gay Community. This state is going down the tubes ever since the Right-Wing elected Sam Brownback as gov. The state gov't wonders why every community in KS has lost people over the last 10 years...Well here is one reason why. People like him, several of our politicians, and ol Freddy Phelps make me sick to call myself a Kansan and to live in the same region of KS as those cretins.

    Posted by: Brian Pittman | May 31, 2012 10:02:50 AM

  13. Dale: "The 10 commandments were given by god."

    Um no they weren't.

    They were compiled by whichever fiction writer wrote that segment of the bible.

    Posted by: SteveC | May 31, 2012 10:06:14 AM

  14. Priceless screencap. It's very Kelly Buys Shoes, no? Ohmagah, gays!

    Posted by: Josh | May 31, 2012 10:09:26 AM

  15. One of those things is not like the others.

    Posted by: Steve | May 31, 2012 10:14:10 AM

  16. Poor misguided excuse for a man.

    Posted by: Matt26 | May 31, 2012 10:19:32 AM

  17. I think they are focusing on these stories more as a conversion method for pro-gay rights rather than anti-gay sentiments. By focusing on the religious zealots as the 'other', it allows for the mainstream to lend a sympathetic eye towards the gay community. People have become so areligious that fewer and fewer people will accept this sort of rhetoric as appropriate. We saw similar hostility in the south on the cusp of civil rights in 1964. Maybe now it's finally our time? The vocative crazy could be the last stage in getting equalities on all fronts...

    Posted by: Patrick Bingham | May 31, 2012 10:24:42 AM

  18. You know what America is too tolerant of? STUPIDITY. Dumbasses like this guy are still allowed to legally marry, have children and seek employment. It boggles the mind.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | May 31, 2012 10:29:12 AM

  19. I actually think it is a good idea that the media focusses on these extremists. It shows the rest of society what hate looks and acts like. I doubt too many people would want to be identified with these extremists.

    Posted by: Swiminbuff | May 31, 2012 10:30:07 AM

  20. Too many Christianists, not enough lions.

    Posted by: Rich F. | May 31, 2012 10:44:34 AM


    Posted by: PING! | May 31, 2012 11:16:17 AM

  22. The bible demands the death of people who work on sunday.It demands the death of disobedient teenagers.It demands the death of adulterers etc.It is amazing how people can believe in this and think that it's okay.It's not okay.It's insane.God does not exist and the bible was written by primitive ruthless men.

    Posted by: Miguel | May 31, 2012 11:18:43 AM

  23. My gadar sure went off with him!

    Posted by: Steve Sando | May 31, 2012 11:56:17 AM

  24. dear Christians, every time you quote from Leviticus you are actually making a statement that Christ "failed" in his "sacrifice on the cross"

    just thought you should know that.

    in other news, this man has a lot of skeletons in his closet. we all know what i'm talking about.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | May 31, 2012 11:56:27 AM

  25. @Jamel Smith: stop trying to cause trouble. You are just trying to put a wedge in the community (right out of the NOM playbook).

    Posted by: BOB | May 31, 2012 12:18:33 PM

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