Arizona Baptist Pastor Steven Anderson Calls for Gay Genocide, as ‘God’ Commands
Pastor Steven Anderson, founder of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, boasts that he “holds no college degree but has well over 140 chapters of the Bible memorized word-for-word, including approximately half of the New Testament.” According to New Civil Rights Movement, Anderson tapped his vast biblical knowledge during last Sunday’s sermon, when he cited ‘God’s word’ as justification for committing a gay genocide.
“I actually discovered the cure for AIDS,” said Anderson, asking his congregation to open their Bibles to Leviticus 20:13.
“Everybody’s talking about, ‘Let’s have an AIDS-free world by 2020.’ Look, we can have an AIDS-free world by Christmas,” Anderson asserted, and the congregation laughed.
He continued: “Here’s what the Bible says, Leviticus 20:13. ‘If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman,’ it says, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.”
“And that, my friend, is the cure for AIDS,” Anderson continued. “It was right there in the Bible all along — and they’re out spending billions of dollars in research and testing. It’s curable — right there. Because if you executed the homos like God recommends, you wouldn’t have all this AIDS running rampant.”
This isn’t the first time Anderson has attacked LGBT people or even called for their extermination. In 2009, he delivered a sermon in which he accused gays of trying to rape and “recruit” congregants’ children and asserted that the only way to stop them was to kill them all, as commanded by ‘God.’
Anderson has also asserted that every gay person on earth is a child sex predator. He openly admits that he “absolutely” hates gays.
“I do hate homosexuals and if hating homosexuals makes our church a hate group then that’s what we are,” he said in 2010, according to Right Wing Watch.
Anderson has also prayed that President Obama will die and go to hell.
In addition to preaching hatred of gays in sermons, Faithful Word Baptist Church also engages in what it calls “soul winning,” or going door-to-door in towns throughout Arizona to spread the ‘word of God.’
“So far we have knocked every door in Gila Bend, Miami, Cordes Lakes, Congress, Strawberry, Kearny, Hayden, Winkelman, and Mammoth, and have had many, many people saved,” claims the church’s website. “Eventually our church will reach every small town in Arizona with the Gospel.”