Not even respectable for a fantasy villain

I am trying not to overgeneralize about people that carry strange beliefs. There is no need to tell me that all Christians don’t believe the same things. What constantly amazes me, however, is that some people carry such strange beliefs and yet no one seems to be bothered by them.

It seems impossible that the people I know could become aware of something like this and not think of the participants as absolute wackaloons. From Raw Story:

But of all the unhinged things said at the [National Religious Liberties] conference, where GOP presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal spoke, perhaps Swanson calling on America to repent for a fictional British wizard created by a British author may have taken the cake.

According to Right Wing Watch’s Brian Tashman, Swanson said America should repent for Harry Potter, and also for the fact that Potter wizard master Albus Dumbledore was gay.

Kevin Swanson: “America, repent of Harry Potter! America, repent that Dumbledore emerged as a homosexual for Harry Potter!” #Freedom2015

Brian Tashman (@briantashman) November 7, 2015

Swanson also said country music, the computer-animated film How to Train Your Dragon and the Disney cartoon Frozen are Satanic.

I am dumbfounded to think that I could live in a nation where people express these kinds of sentiments and anyone could think that they had an ounce of respectability left. I mean, wow! I don’t even know of any science fiction or fantasy books that contain characters that are such one dimensional know-nothings.

On the plus side, I do believe that Kevin Swanson just suggested a good movie queue for my next days off.

P.S. I just learned that Goober was a gay. Apparently he hinted about it in “How To Train Your Dragon 2” as reported by The Christian Post.


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I am a writer of words, a thinker of thoughts, a changer of genders, and a queerer of life. I am an antagonist of the ordinary; and while I do tolerate it, I also look at it with contempt.

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