Prepare yourself, because the video below is probably going to make you sick. The original video posted by this pastor was deleted by YouTube for hate speech, but this YouTuber screen recorded it for the world to see:
Yeah, you heard all of that right. This disgusting pastor, Steven Anderson, may have managed to squeeze in a record number of horrific things in one five minute video. You can watch his whole ugly tirade here, if you can stomach it.
You’ll probably not hear a more disturbing response to the awful incident. This pastor manages to completely dehumanize the victims of the Orlando shooting, as well as the entire LGBTQ community.
“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.”
This man is scum. How can he possibly be insinuating that all gay people, and those fifty people that died at that gay bar, were pedophiles? There is literally nothing but delusion and poison hatred that could make anyone think such a thing.
The worst part may be when he basically gives the shooter a pass for his horrific crime:
“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.”
Really? You don’t believe it’s right to walk up into a club and shoot people, but, I mean…that is what the Bible says!
It is people like this and their rhetoric that leads to the kind of hatred that inspires violence. It is this kind of horrifying hate-fueled ideology that convinces people that they are righteous in murder. It’s hard to believe that people like this man can exist.
But they do, and we need to be actively and passionately speaking against them.