Steven Anderson, the “kill all gays” Arizona pastor who celebrated the Orlando massacre because there are “50 less pedophiles in this world,” has been deported from Botswana, a country that criminalizes homosexuality. Earlier this month, Anderson was barred from entering South Africa after more than 60,000 people signed a petition opposing his visit.
— Botswana Government (@BWGovernment) September 20, 2016
The doctrinal statement for Anderson’s Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe says that “homosexuality is a sin and an abomination which God punishes with the death penalty.”
During a radio interview on Tuesday in Botswana, he said that the Orlando victims were “disgusting homosexuals who the Bible says were worthy of death.” He also called for pedophiles and adulterers to be killed and said that the Bible barred women from preaching in church.
— Annika Larsen (@AnnikaLarsen1) September 13, 2016
Following the interview, Botswana’s President Ian Khama told Reuters:
“He was picked up at the radio station. I said they should pick him up and show him out of the country. We don’t want hate speech in this country. Let him do it in his own country.”
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You can listen to the full interview below.