Pastor Kevin Swanson informed his radio audience last week that the character Gobber the Belch in the movie “How To Train Your Dragon 2” is gay and encourages pedophilia.
EOnLine.com recently reported that Gobbler, a tough Viking, is vague about coming out of the closet.
Gobbler watches a husband and wife argue, and says that's the reason he never got married, but then adds, "There's one other reason."
The film's openly-gay writer and director, Dean DeBlois, told EOnLine.com: "When we were recording Craig Ferguson, I had written the line, 'This is why I never got married,' and he, as he often does, added it as an ad lib and he said, 'Yup, Gobber is coming out of the closet.' I think that's a really fun [and] daring move to put in. I love the idea that Gobber is Berk's resident gay."
That didn't sit well with Pastor Swanson last week, noted RightWingWatch.org (audio below).
"Gobber is teaching the children the means by which they fight off the dragon," said Pastor Swanson. "Gobber is the mentor. Gobber is the mentor to Hiccup, who is the protagonist in 'How to Train Your Dragon 2.'"
“Of course the producers are going to reveal the mentor as homosexual,” added Pastor Swanson. “That answer is obvious, for the same reason why the Greek mentors were homosexual, and they were focused in on what the Christian fathers used to refer to as the corruption of boys, and we can also throw out the term pedophilia.”