GOP congressman cites Bible verses calling gays ‘worthy of death’

God’s wrath will pour down on sinners including supporters of LGBT rights, a Georgia congressman told shocked fellow Republicans during their regular policy meeting Thursday (May 26).

By Cathy Lynn Grossman |

And the Human Rights Campaign is calling for an apology.

Rep. Rick W. Allen, from Georgia’s 12th District, led the GOP group’s opening prayer by reading Bible passages that condemn homosexuality and those “who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.”

Allen, a small businessman in the building industry, didn’t make any mention of the energy spending bill coming up for a vote that day, or an amendment to it that would prohibit federal contractors from sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination.

He just focused on sin, reading from Revelation 22:18-19, an Allen aide told Roll Call.  The passage warns that those who don’t heed God’s Word will lose their share in the book of life.

Then he fueled up hellfire a notch with Romans 1:18-32, which elucidates a long list of “reprobate” acts including men who “burn with lust for one another.” Such people and those who support them are “worthy of death,” the verse says.

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