Colorado becoming "the worst possible hellhole on Planet Earth," radio preachers say
Of course, even some people who live here disagree -- but few disagree as vehemently as Generations Radio cohorts Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner. On a recent program, they said the state is well on its way to becoming "the worst possible hellhole on Planet Earth" due to a "drugged-out, marijuana'd-out, homosexual culture where children are abused as much as possible." Why? We'll let them explain.
The Generations Radio website's "About" page notes that the program was launched in October 2003 on KZNT, an AM radio station in -- you guessed it -- Colorado Springs. From there, it added outlets such as KLT in Denver and Iowa's Faith and Freedom Network based. But in 2010, the show stopped buying time on terrestrial radio stations in order to concentrate on webcasting -- and according to the site, total downloads broke the 1,000,000 mark in June 2011, with listeners claimed in "over 100 countries."
Among those who tuned recently are the folks at Right Wing Watch, affiliated with the left-leaning organization People for the American Way. Generations Radio has been on the RWW radar since at least June, with a previous post from a few weeks back noting that host Swanson and producer Buehner had suggested that wildfires in the state were divine retribution for the state's new civil unions law.
Kevin Swanson's Twitter profile photo.
The pair were particular incensed by a photo on the cover of the Denver Post featuring Representative Mark Ferrandino kissing his significant other. RWW's transcript of Swanson's remarks reads in part, "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."
Given how newspapers are struggling to retain subscribers, knowing that Jehovah is a faithful reader must be reassuring for the folks at the Post. Maybe they should make it the centerpiece of a new advertising campaign: "God reads the Denver Post? Why don't you?"
More recently, Swanson and Buehner expanded on these themes in some memorable rants about what they described as the Democratic agenda in Colorado.
Here's an excerpt from an RWW salvo from this past month:
If it was evil, they loved it; if it was against God's laws, they said go for it. Our legislature in Colorado stuck a finger in God's eye every opportunity that they had in this last legislative season, it was amazing, they obliterated family freedoms at every step, they trashed gun rights, they embraced every moral abomination they could find, they undermined liberty at every single point.Tough stuff -- but the dynamic duo were only getting started.
Continue for more about the Generations Radio announcements, including two audio clips and one video.