Steven Anderson is an American Independent Baptist pastor and founder of the nonprofit Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona. The church is currently listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) because of Anderson's radical stands, including the belief that homosexuals should receive the death penalty. In Anderson's opinion all gays are pedophiles and will have sex with anything.
He’s been already banned from Botswana, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and Canada and now Jamaica wants to stop American hate preacher from entering its territory. He was scheduled to arrive on the island on January 29, 2018 but people from Jamaica started a petition to ban Anderson from their island.
According to the website change.org, Pastor Anderson is infamous of 5 things:
- In April 2016, Steven Anderson praised the mass shooting of 49 people in Orlando, Florida USA, stating that there are “50 less pedophiles in the world”.
- Pastor Steven Anderson has also attacked women asserting that women should not: work, lead in church; be independent; vote; read books of their choice and dress how they want, emphasizing that “men shouldn’t be under the tyranny of women”.
- In his 2014 sermon, Steven Anderson called for the “execution of gay people by stoning” before Christmas Day.
- In 2016 he went on air in Botswana stating that gay people should be stoned to death. He was subsequently deported from the country for his hate speech,
- Steven Anderson also spoke strongly against the use of prescription medication, suggesting that it is wrong and referring to Medical Doctors as sorcerers.
“The decision was made by the chief immigration officer because the pastor’s statements are not conducive to the current climate,” said spokesperson for the Ministry of National Security on Monday.
The University of the West Indies, where Anderson was slated to speak, also rescinded its invitation.
Steven Anderson was very surprised about the ban because Jamaica is known by the widespread violence and discrimination against LGBT community.
… I’m pretty surprised because I’ve seen a lot of stuff online that said Jamaica is “the most homophobic country in the world.” So it’s pretty weird that I would be banned from Jamaica because of my views on homosexuality. But to me, it just goes to show that we’re heading into a One World government where individual nations, they don’t really have any say in what they want to do…
Get ready for the next mysterious Caribbean country to forbid the entry of this preacher into their territory, too.
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