So how sick do you have to be to celebrate the murder of 50 innocent people in an LGBTQ bar who were only trying to have a good time on a Saturday night? You have to be sick enough to be sick enough to be Christian Pastor Steven Anderson. This man is a right-wing hate machine who has been spewing bile and vitriol towards the gay community for a very long time. Way, waaaay too long.
Killing 50 innocent LGBTQ people in the name of religion is evil. Very, very evil
Just hours after the shooting occurred early Sunday morning on June 12 in Orlando, Florida, Anderson shared a video on YouTube about how happy he was that there were “50 less pedophiles in this world.”
His response is hateful, cruel, and despicable and it’s entirely clear that this man despises LGBTQ people.
He ventures further that this will be used to push for gun control (let’s hope so—emphasis mine) “where you know, law-abiding normal Americans are not gonna be allowed to have guns for self-defense.”
Um, excuse me, but this weirdo has no idea what normal is. Then he up and says:
“And then I’m sure it’s also gonna be used to push an agenda against so-called “hate speech.”
Dear “Pastor” Anderson: Let me be perfectly blunt here. There’s nothing “so-called” about what you’re saying. You’re fluent in the language of hate speech.
He thinks that “Bible-believing Christian preachers who preach what the Bible actually says about homosexuality—that it’s vile, that it’s disgusting, that they’re reprobates—you know, we’re gonna be blamed.” What Anderson is preaching is vile and disgusting and is completely deserving of blame. He’s a monster, and the saddest thing is he doesn’t know he’s a monster.
“Like, ‘It’s all extremism! It’s not just the Muslims, it’s the Christians ! (Duh. Again, emphasis mine.)’ I’m sure that people are gonna start attacking, you know, Bible-believing Christians now, because of what this guy did.”
He goes on to say that he’s never advocated violence. Either he’s delusional or he’s an outright liar because that’s exactly what he’s doing.
“I don’t believe in, you know, taking the law into our own hands,” he says. “I would never o in and shoot up a gay bar—so called. I don’t believe it’s right for us to be a vigilante…But I will say this:
“The Bible says that homosexuals should be put to death, in Leviticus 20:13. Obviously, it’s not right for somebody to just, you know, shoot up the place, because that’s not going through the proper channels. (Uh, WTF?)
“But these people all should have been killed, anyway, but they should have been killed through the proper channels, as in they should have been executed by a righteous government that would have tried them, convicted them, and saw them executed. Because in Leviticus 20:13, God’s perfect law, he put the death penalty on murder, and he also put the death penalty on homosexuality.
“That’s what the Bible says, plain and simple.”
Anderson’s hatred of the LGBTQ community makes obscene the idea of kindness, of treating each other with love and respect. He makes a mockery of this in his archaic views of homosexuality.
“So, you know, the good news is that at least 50 of these pedophiles are not gonna be harming children anymore. The bad news is that a lot of the homos in the bar are still alive, so they’re gonna continue to molest children and recruit people into their filthy homosexual lifestyle.
And he says he’s not sad that this tragedy occurred.
“I’m not sad about it, I’m not gonna cry about it. Because these 50 people in a gay bar that got shot up, they were gonna die of AIDS, and syphilis and whatever else. They were all gonna die early, anyway, because homosexuals have a 20-year shorter life-span than normal people, anyway.
In an address at the White House, President Barack Obama said the shootings are “an act of terror and act of hate.”
This kind of violence can hit any American community, but “this is an especially heartbreaking day for our friends who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, “ he said.
The gunman, American-born Omar Mateen, 29, of Fort Pierce, Florida, had pledged allegiance to ISIS. This is the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. and the nation’s worst terror attack since 9/11, with 50 people gunned down, authorities said.
During the attack, Mateen called 911 and pledged allegiance to ISIS, and alluded to the Boston Marathon bombers, said one official. He was shot and killed by Orlando police.
Here are these two men, who ascribe to a hateful, vengeful God, two religions that are vastly different and yet share the same hate. How utterly sad that the rest of us have to suffer for their deadly beliefs, their deadly homophobia.