Pastor Anderson: God Punishes Gays “With the Death Penalty”
August 20, 2009
(ChattahBox)—Pastor Steven Anderson believes in a God of hate, wrath and vengeance and he preaches his frightening message of hate to his congregation of young families three times a week at his independent, fundamental Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona.
One of his frequent subjects of scorn is homosexuality and Pastor Anderson teaches his followers to not only hate gays, but advocates that they be punished and executed with the death penalty.
Pastor Anderson heads the Faithful Word Baptist Church, which he describes as a “…King James Bible only, separated Baptist church” that opposes “…worldliness, modernism, formalism, and liberalism.”
The church doctrinal statement spells out his belief that gays should be put to death. “We believe that homosexuality is a sin and an abomination which God punishes with the death penalty.”
Pastor Anderson is described on his Web site, as a man with “…no college degree but has well over 100 chapters of the Bible committed to memory, including almost half of the New Testament.” In other words, he parrots memorized words from the bible, with no formal education to round out his understanding of religious concepts.
He advocates eating bananas, avocados and nuts to help in bible memorization.
During a recent sermon, Anderson employed vile hate language, anger and shouting to get his point across about how he feels about homosexuals, “queers” and “faggots”
Anderson began his rampage against gays by saying, “The biggest hypocrite in the world is the person who believes in the death penalty for murderers and not for homosexuals”
“The same God who instituted the death penalty for murderers is the same god who instituted the death penalty for rapists and for homosexuals, sodomites and queers”
Anderson then goes on to paint gays as child molesters, including Congressman Barney Frank.
“The sodomites are recruiters and you know who they are after? Your children. They are being recruited by the sodomites. They are being molested by the sodomites. They recruit through rape, they recruit through molestation, they recruit through violation”
“Our country is run by faggots. You know who was the man who was the architect of the bailout? His name is Barney Frank, he is a pedophile…”
“That’s who just sold our country into fascism. That’s who just sold our corporations to the government. That’s who sold out our country, a faggot!”
“I’m not going to stand by and let a faggot run the church. It’s bad enough that we have a bunch of faggots running the government.”
Anderson also took aim at the United Methodist Church saying, “10 percent of their preachers are queers—-they got a dyke and faggot behind the pulpit”
In his August 16, sermon entitled, “Why I Hate Barack Obama,” Anderson viciously attacked President Obama in the name of God, preaching to his congregation that God wanted them to hate Obama and that as a supporter of abortion rights, he was a murderer who deserved the death penalty, just like the gays.
“God Hates Barak Obama, I hate Barack Obama. I hate Him. God wants me to Hate Barack Obama.” “Someone who commits murder should get the death penalty, said Anderson.
Anderson then compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin, as “…evil sadistic butchers of history.”
Purveyors of hate like Pastor Anderson keep pointing out that every word he preaches is “right here in the bible.” Somehow, I don’t think God would approve of a preacher who spread hate, fear and violence in the name of the word of God.
Anderson says he is not calling for people to take up arms against gays or President Obama, but according to the violent and hate-filled words of the Pastor, God wants them to be put to death with the death penalty.
A small spark in such a tinderbox of explosive hate is all that would be needed to set violence in motion, and the blame would rightfully be placed directly at the feet of spewers of hate like Pastor Anderson.
Listen to audio of his Sermon calling for gays to be put to death here.
His sermon attacking President Obama can be listened to here and there are many more sermons of hate and fear-mongering on his Web site.
Source: Good As You