In November Senator Ted Cruz appeared at the National Religious Liberties Conference in Iowa, where he courted the support of the conference’s organizer, Colorado-based pastor and radio host Kevin Swanson.
Cruz was introduced on the stage by Pastor Kevin Swanson – after he called for the execution of gays at the conference.
Kevin Swanson: Yes, Romans Chapter 1 verse 32 the Apostle Paul does says that homosexuals are worthy of death. His words not mine! And I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! And I am not ashamed of the truth of the word of God. And I am willing to go to jail…
…Now my friends let me introduce to you the next candidate for the office of President of the United States, folks please make welcome Senator Ted Cruz.
That seems a bit extreme. No? Sounds like Sharia law to me!
Pastor calls for executions of gays, is joined on stage by Ted Cruz. So insane I thought it had to be a hoax. https://t.co/WdBufqNKdz
— Patrick Collison (@patrickc) March 13, 2016