While Swanson has made some pretty insane remarks in the past, this speech verges on performance art. To call this a 'meltdown' would be polite.
Check this speech Swanson gave at the conference after interviewing Huckabee and Jindal.
“There are families, we’re talking Christian families, pastors’ families, elders’ families from good, godly churches, whose sons are rebelling, hanging out with homosexuals and getting married and the parents are invited. What would you do if that was the case? Here is what I would do: sackcloth and ashes at the entrance to the church and I’d sit in cow manure and I’d spread it all over my body. That is what I would do and I’m not kidding, I’m not laughing….I’m grieving, I’m mourning, I’m pointing out the problem.Swanson has often underlined his stone-cold belief that the Old and New Testaments call for the death penalty for gays and lesbians. Not as a metaphor, but literally the execution of folks like me.
“It’s not a gay time! These are the people with the sores! The gaping sores! The sores that are pussey and gross, and people are coming in and carving happy faces on the sores! That’s not a nice thing to do! Don’t you DARE carve happy faces on open pussey sores! Don’t you ever do that! Don’t you ever do that!
“I tell you don’t do it. Sack cloth and ashes. This is what America needs. America needs to hear the message. We are messed up.
And what's really frightening is Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal and Mike Huckabee were proud to speak at this man's event.
Watch the wild rant below.