Pastor Thinks Kids Should Drown Instead Of Reading ‘Harry Potter’

Pastor Thinks Kids Should Drown Instead Of Reading ‘Harry Potter’

Let it be known: Pastor Kevin Swanson is no Harry Potter fan. In fact, Swanson is so opposed to J.K. Rowling’s iconic series, he’d prefer that parents would drown their children instead of allowing them to read it.

Swanson, who is a pastor at the Reformation Church of Elizabeth, Colorado and also hosts a weekly radio show, blasted Harry Potter and the animated movie, How to Train Your Dragon, in a convoluted speech at the National Religious Liberties Conference on Nov. 7, Right Wing Watch reported. His issue with Potter, it seems, stemmed from Rowling’s 2007 revelation that she always thought of Dumbledore the wizard as a gay man.

“America, repent that Dumbledore emerged as a homosexual mentor for Harry Potter, that Hiccup’s mentor in ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ emerged as a homosexual himself in order that history might repeat itself one more time,” Swanson said.

The pastor went on to suggest that it would be better “that a millstone be hanged around children’s necks and they be drowned at the bottom of the sea” than “raised to be stumbled by the Dumbledore’s and by the mentors of Hiccup.”

He said, “My friends, America needs to repent…of our culture!”

The comments aren’t particularly surprising given Swanson’s history of homophobic remarks. In 2014, he slammed the producers of the Disney mega-hit, Frozen, for trying to “indoctrinate” children into being gay, and treating “homosexuality and bestiality in a light sort of way.”

“I wonder if people are thinking, ‘You know, I think this cute little movie is going to indoctrinate my 5-year-old to be a lesbian or treat homosexuality or bestiality in a light sort of way,'” he said in a radio broadcast. “I wonder if the average parent going to see ‘Frozen’ is thinking that way.”

Swanson, seriously — let it go.


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  1. Mandy
    November 10, 06:12 Reply

    Such sound parenting advice.

    • Jamie
      November 10, 10:54 Reply

      Sound or ”sound”???

  2. ken
    November 10, 06:39 Reply

    I can bet anything, its only a matter of time before you hear the beloved pastor has been going around at night soliciting gay sex or he’s on grindr as well! Lol

    • Pink Panther
      November 10, 06:51 Reply

      He sounds like the type who actually molests children, never mind that his type is always anxious to point fingers of pedophilia at gay men.

      • Verified
        November 11, 07:34 Reply

        Hey Pp, I sent u a mail yesterday. Please acknowledge.

  3. Dennis Macaulay
    November 10, 06:42 Reply

    The world is full of stupid people and here was I thinking Pat Robertson was the most stupid Pastor ever!

    Clearly I was wrong! What a waste of space and oxygen

  4. Max
    November 10, 06:49 Reply

    The most interesting part of this piece is Dumbledore’s gif animation. ??.

    I think a lot of Christians have psychological issues, not just their pastors.

  5. #Chestnut
    November 10, 08:29 Reply

    So,the only thing that ruins the entirety of a story-line is the presence of one gay (non-sexualized) character? This man well so? Dis is how u pipu wee be looking at him until he offs his cloth and enters main-road.hian!

    • Pink Panther
      November 10, 09:30 Reply

      Hahahahahahaa! I just can’t with you, Chestnut. I can’t.

  6. Nightwing
    November 10, 08:48 Reply

    Wait I don’t really understand when people say I was converted, if you’re gay you’re gay I’ve got at least one friend who’s had gay experience, but it n wasn’t his thing so he went back to what he loved pussy *and he rubs it in my face cuz I think he’s hot, well used to that is* I don’t believe anyone can be indoctrinated into being gay (maybe cuz of the way I persive indoctrination). People like Swanson should just stick to their pulpits and sermon stands. *And this is why I don’t like religion* #AssholeSwanson

  7. bobby
    November 10, 08:59 Reply

    if only commonwealth would give me grant to do some virology research at CDC..would definitely come up with a virus engineered to target the genes for stupidity. ..wipe them all off the face of the earth!

  8. Sinnex
    November 10, 09:28 Reply

    The funny thing thing is that I watched those movies and didn’t even realise any character was gay sef. Is it Frozen or How to Train a Dragon? I think I have to watch them to see their references to Homosexuality.

    What I am saying is that if I as a guy who is into guys could not even see anything gay about the movies, then how would a straight person be ‘converted’?

  9. Ruby
    November 10, 10:01 Reply

    So, One more Idiot has come to limelight???
    Great! Just Great!!!

  10. Delle
    November 10, 10:25 Reply

    Isn’t it so baffling that these so-called men of the pulpit spit out such bile in the name of being against homosexuality, completely eluding the fact that they don’t speak LOVE which is the ultimate key-word in the bible? Isn’t it irritating that he would rather have a parent commit MURDER than have a child watch a homosexual movie, not like the movie has magic powers as to turn anyone that watches it into a homosexual?!
    Seriously that man is a nut-case and it’s sad no psychiatrist can be of help.

    The man is so spooky. He exudes the aura of Paedophilia! *clutching on to my 7 year old sister*

  11. Chizzie
    November 10, 10:43 Reply

    K obviously this is a nutcase, but Disney animations tend to be a tad pro bestialism though ( The Princess and the Frog) either that or they’re encouraging children to put their parents in order via witchcraft ( Brave), or in most cases parents are always completely out of the picture; either killed ( Frozen) or completely oblivious to what is going on in the life of thier kids.

    Suggestive programming? I think so…

  12. Eros
    November 10, 12:40 Reply

    The idiot made a mistake when he insulted Harry Potter.

    A very big one.

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