An AIDS cure has been sought since the disease broke big onto the U.S. scene in the early 1980s, but one pastor from Tempe, Arizona, believes that he’s got the problem licked.
In a shocking two-minute excerpt from a recent sermon he gave to attendees at the Faithful Word Baptist Church, he laid out the full plan as it should be implemented in the U.S.
And while it’s hard to tell much about the reaction from the video, there does seem to be one part where audience members begin some uncomfortable chatter. It’s almost as if Pastor Stephen J. Anderson had gone too far.
If you’re at a place where you can watch video, see if you can spot where that portion is.
For those of you who don’t have the luxury of watching video, here’s an excerpt from what was said.
“Listen to these statistics, my friends. First of all, approximately 1.6 percent of the U.S. population will identify themselves as a homo. And 0.7 percent are bi. Well, that means nothing to me. Anyone who’s a homo or bisexual, it’s all the same category to me — Sodomite is what the Bible would call them. And what the Bible actually says — turn to Leviticus 20:13 — I actually discovered the cure for AIDS. Okay? Now, this is the cure for AIDS. Everybody’s talking about, ‘Let’s have an AIDS-free world by 2020!’ Look, we can have an AIDS-free world by Christmas. Okay, it wouldn’t be totally AIDS-free, but it would be something like 90 percent AIDS-free by Christmas if we would follow this. Here’s what the Bible says, Leviticus 20:13: ‘If a man also lie with mankind as he lieth with a woman,’ okay, it says, ‘even both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.’ And that, my friends, is the cure for AIDS. It was right there in the Bible all along! And they’re out spending billions of dollars and researching. It’s curable. Right there. Because if you executed the homos like God recommends, you wouldn’t have all this AIDS running rampant.”
In addition to his controversial “AIDS cure,” Pastor Anderson has in the past called for the death of President Obama. That little number got him a visit from the Secret Service, though no action was taken. You can hear that rant here.
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