This is the United States of America, where everyone is entitled to their own opinion no matter what that opinion is. But sometimes, those opinions are so outlandish, so far-fetched, that they are worth mentioning if only for the purpose of ridicule.
Take Pastor Kevin Swanson for example. Like his title suggests, Swanson is a preacher but some of his messages deserve more than just a write-off as another person with a dumb, baseless opinion. Like when he preached that watching Harry Potter and How to Train Your Dragon turn kids into homosexuals. I mean really? Is that truly a fact? And if not, then isn’t it a lie being preached from the pulpit?
During his National Religious Liberties Conference in Des Moines, Iowa, Swanson said;
Repent America! Repent! America, repent of your rebellion against God! America, repent of stumbling the little ones! America, repent of “Harry Potter!” America, repent of “How to Train Your Dragon!”
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, in order that little six- and seven- and eight-year-olds might stumble, in order that tens of millions of parents.
It would be better for them that a millstone be hanged around their neck and they be drowned at the bottom of the sea in order that there would be so many people stumbling so many children in public schools, in movie theaters, in homes in which children are raised to be stumbled by the Dumbledores and by the mentors of Hiccup in “How to Train Your Dragon!”