This is why conservative “Christianity” should be considered a mental illness.
Arizona pastor Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church hates gay people so much he once called for executing all of them by Christmas Day.
That was in 2014. And after 50 people were gunned down in a horrific mass shooting at a gay night club in Orlando, Anderson is cheering the tragedy.
The mass shooting is “good news,” he said on YouTube because homosexuals are “pedophiles.” Anderson also openly called for the government to round up all gay people and execute them one by one.
The good news is that there’s 50 less pedophiles in this world, because, you know, these homosexuals are a bunch of disgusting perverts and pedophiles. That’s who was a victim here, are a bunch of, just, disgusting homosexuals at a gay bar, okay?
But the bad news is that this is now gonna be used, I’m sure, to push for gun control, where, you know, law-abiding normal Americans are not gonna be allowed to have guns for self-defense. And then I’m sure it’s also gonna be used to push an agenda against so-called “hate speech.” So Bible-believing Christian preachers who preach what the Bible actually says about homosexuality — that it’s vile, that it’s disgusting, that they’re reprobates — you know, we’re gonna be blamed.Like, “It’s all extremism! It’s not just the Muslims, it’s the Christians!” I’m sure that that’s coming. I’m sure that people are gonna start attacking, you know, Bible-believing Christians now, because of what this guy did.
Now let me just be real clear: I’ve never advocated for violence. I don’t believe in, you know, taking the law into our own hands. I would never go in and shoot up a gay bar — so-called. I don’t believe it’s right for us to just be a vigilante… But I will say this: The Bible says that homosexuals should be put to death, in Leviticus 20:13. Obviously, it’s not right for somebody to just, you know, shoot up the place, because that’s not going through the proper channels. But these people all should have been killed, anyway, but they should have been killed through the proper channels, as in they should have been executed by a righteous government that would have tried them, convicted them, and saw them executed. Because, in Leviticus 20:13, God’s perfect law, he put the death penalty on murder, and he also put the death penalty on homosexuality. That’s what the Bible says, plain and simple.
So, you know, the good news is that at least 50 of these pedophiles are not gonna be harming children anymore. The bad news is that a lot of the homos in the bar are still alive, so they’re gonna continue to molest children and recruit people into their filthy homosexual lifestyle…
… I’m not sad about it, I’m not gonna cry about it. Because these… 50 people in a gay bar that got shot up, they were gonna die of AIDS, and syphilis, and whatever else. They were all gonna die early, anyway, because homosexuals have a 20-year shorter life-span than normal people, anyway…
Here’s the video via YouTube if you can stomach watching it.
Anderson is a dangerous voice on the right-wing at a time when conservatives are only ratcheting up their hateful rhetoric against the LGBT community. And that rhetoric finally drove a gun nut to attack a gay club and murder 50 people. Anderson is literally trying to incite more violence against gay people and that should land him in a prison cell.
It should also drive home the reality that conservatives are trying to create the religious government Anderson envisions. Such a government would subvert the Constitution and use the Bible as the law of the land. Then all gay people would be hunted down and killed and it would all be sanctioned by a tyrannical government. And you know who conservatives want in the White House when this new government is created? Donald Trump.
That’s right, conservatives are closer than ever before at getting the Christian extremist government they desire. Sitting home on Election Day in November is not an option this year. There is too much at stake. We can’t let a fanatic like Steven Anderson get what he wants. Enough blood has been spilled, but if conservatives have their way, America will become a killing field stained with the blood of millions of LGBT people they want so badly to execute.
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