Christian Pastor Steven Anderson: Orlando Nightclub Terrorism 'Good News' [Video]

Patricia Ramirez

While many are blaming the Orlando terror attack on "Islamic extremism," Christian extremists aren't faring very positively in the aftermath - including Christian pastor Steven Anderson. The pastor, who has a history of anti-LGBT hate rants and (unfortunately) a YouTube channel, is reportedly celebrating the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting tonight. The Christian pastor recently posted a new video to YouTube touting the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

As Patheos reports, Christian pastor Steven Anderson calls the horrific attack on the LGBT community (Pulse in Orlando is a well-known gay nightclub, and the shooter, 29-year-old Omar Mateen of Florida reportedly carried out the attacks in response to seeing two men kiss in Miami) "good news."

Check out Christian pastor Steven Anderson condone the terror attack in Orlando, an hours-long ordeal that took place early Sunday morning. The terror attack, which has prompted Florida's governor to declare a state of emergency, lasted for over three hours and resulted in 50 deaths and 53 injuries. The suspected shooter also lost his life in the shooting.

Pastor Steven Anderson is a well-known Christian extremist, and he has a long history of extreme preaching hate. He is known for his extreme flavor of dangerous fundamentalism. Steven Anderson, a Christian pastor from Arizona, has publicly called for the death penalty for members of the LGBT community. Not just the death penalty, but actually public executions. He even publicly prayed for the death of Caitlyn (formerly Bruce) Jenner.

Omar Mateen's own father admitted that he believed that his son's indescribably horrific crime was carried out because of his hatred of the LGBT community, although Seddique Mateen swore to the media that his son's actions were not religiously motivated.

Pastor Steven Anderson has been described as a "dangerous Christian extremist," and has even used his literal biblical views to defend slavery.

Christian pastor Steven Anderson had the following to say.

"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."

What do you think? Should social media platforms take action against users who post anti-LGBT hate speech and praise terrorism in the United States? Is Christian pastor Steven Anderson's extremism just as dangerous as Islamic extremism?

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