John M. Becker

Arizona Pastor Again Says Government Should Execute Gays

Filed By John M. Becker | December 08, 2014 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Arizona, Baptist church, Baptist ministers, extermination, hate group, hate speech, kill the gays, Leviticus, mass murder, Steven Anderson

"What you have to understand is that the Bible commands that certain people be put to death. Not by me, not by Christians -- it's obviously not my job or the job of any Christian to go out and kill anybody -- and I've never taught anything like that. But rather, that the government's job is to punish criminals and to execute those who committed capital crimes. And according to the Bible, homosexuality is a capital crime. And I didn't write the Bible."

-- Arizona Baptist pastor Steven Anderson -- who infamously used a recent sermon to call for the mass extermination of gays so that humanity could have an "AIDS-free world by Christmas" -- defending his hateful words to Arizona television anchor Mark Curtis.

Anderson's Faithful Word Baptist Church is an SPLC-certified anti-LGBT hate group.

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