Anti-gay Christian pastor Steven Anderson rose to notoriety long before the Orlando shooting. For years, he’s been at the forefront of anti-LGBT and anti-woman hate speech, which he weaves seamlessly into his hate-filled Baptist sermons. Since the Orlando shooting massacre at Pulse (a well-known gay nightclub), however, the anti-gay pastor has risen to a whole new level of gay bashing with his almost unbelievable hate and intolerance.
Following the Orlando shooting, the anti-gay pastor publicly celebrated the brutal slaughter of 49 innocent people for their sexuality, reports Patheos. In a Christian sermon that the pastor posted to his YouTube account, a sermon so vile that YouTube removed it as “hate speech,” Steven Anderson praised the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. He even said that it was “good news.”
“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.”
— Queerty (@Queerty) November 18, 2015
The anti-gay pastor’s sentiments were echoed by a few others in the Christian community and reviled by the majority of Americans. After the Orlando shooting, the anti-gay pastor’s hate speech inspired so much controversy that, apparently, he’s faced some real-life consequences from endorsing hate and cheering on an anti-LGBT terrorist.
As Patheos reports, following the Orlando shooting, anti-gay pastor Steven Anderson reportedly had his PayPal and other online donation accounts frozen as a result of his pervasive hate-filled rhetoric. Apparently, he’s not too happy about being unable to cash in on his hateful word vomit.
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It looks like PayPal, Apple and other online financial/fundraising platforms have shut down the good Christian pastor’s accounts, and he’s not the only one. Other anti-gay pastors have suffered financial consequences as a result of their hate speech following the Orlando shooting, according to the report.
Anderson was none too thrilled to learn that hate speech can have serious consequences, and as seen in the video. He once again opted to use his pulpit as a platform for hate, telling his congregation of the money woes he and other anti-gay pastors have found themselves dealing with after their less-than-charitable words about the Orlando shooting victims. The anti-gay pastor even went so far as to call the situation between himself (and other anti-gay pastors like him) and the LGBT community “war.”
“It’s war! You know what the filthy sodomites have done toward our church and us, and our friends and our fellow pastors that actually have the guts to say what needs to be said? Here’s what they’ve done in the last few weeks. They got our PayPal account shut down so that we can’t take anymore online donations. We set up with another company, GivLet, they got that shut down. Qgiv, they got that shut down. BitPay, they got that shut down. They shut down our iTunes podcast. They shut down Brother Jimenez’s PayPal account. They shut down Brother Romero’s PayPal account… The landlord of Pastor Jimenez is saying, ‘hey we’re not going to renew your lease.'”
— Muddeer (@BambiFiorentino) June 24, 2016
Every time Pastor Steven Anderson speaks the state of Arizona gets closer and closer to Sharia Law. #America
— Captain B-Money [B$] (@CaptainB_Money) June 17, 2016
Pastor Steven Anderson upset Paypal refuses to tolerate homophobia – https://t.co/CCpxKQu1hH
— No Longer Quivering (@NLQSuzanne) June 23, 2016
Pastor Jimenez is actually Roger Jimenez, a religious leader based in Sacramento. He made headlines after publicly celebrating the slaughter of the Orlando massacre and passionately declaring that more members of the LGBT community should have died in the Orlando shooting.
“The tragedy is that more of them didn’t die. The tragedy is — I’m kind of upset that he didn’t finish the job!”
Pastor Jimenez’s landlords disagreed wholeheartedly with his sentiments and didn’t appreciate the protests and bad PR geared toward the “church” being associated with their property, and therefore they declined to renew the anti-gay pastor’s lease (which expires in March 2017). The property managers even went one step further, encouraging Jimenez to get out ASAP without fear of incurring charges or penalties for breaking his lease.
— Ken Figeroid (@Figeroid) June 15, 2016
Pastor Donnie Romero, of Texas fame, is another cohort that anti-gay pastor Steven Anderson defended after his sickening words about the Orlando shooting. According to Romero, gays are the “scum of the earth,” and he publicly prayed that his god would “finish the job” by killing the survivors of the Orlando shooting.
Continuing his Bible-backed hate speech, anti-gay pastor Steven Anderson continued to lament the ability of the LGBT community to defend itself from religious attacks.
“I mean these people are dedicated. These people are researching, they’re finding out where we bank, they’re finding out who we do business with. They’re trying to get us shut down on all fronts, and you know what, let me tell you something, I’m sick of it.”
“Look: No one, in a million years, would have thought, when I was a child, that our country would ever accept this stuff amongst Christians. You are insane. You think I’m preaching too hard? You. Have. Lost. Your. Mind.”
Apparently, having learned nothing from having his online fundraising/financial accounts frozen (the basis for his hate sermon), anti-gay Christian pastor Steven Anderson opted to post his latest post-Orlando shooting hate speech to YouTube for posterity.
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