A US presidential hopeful wants gay people to be removed from television.
Darrell Trigg, a Tennessee engineer, officially announced his candidacy for president and hopes to follow Barack Obama in the White House.
The Christian Party candidate wishes to end the legal recognition of homosexuality.
He also wishes to explicitly ban same-sex marriage by redefining the union as between as a man and a woman.
During the National Day of Prayer event Thursday in his hometown of Rogersville, Tennessee, Trigg told his flock of 100 people he would make Christianity the official religion of the US – ending the separation of church and state.
Schools would begin each day with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.
‘Islam and the Muslims will be more than welcome to worship here as they please,’ Trigg said. ‘They’ll be loved as brothers and sisters in God’s kingdom. But, we have to have a religion to establish the backbone principles of this nation. We want that to be the Christian religion.’
The age for marriage would be set at 22 years old and divorce would be forbidden except in cases of abuse, infidelity and incarceration.
‘Proverbs 9-10 tells us the fear of God is the beginning of all wisdom,’ Trigg said.
‘I’m a little ashamed to say, but a lot of our nation’s leaders have forgot what the fear of God is all about.’