Christian Pastor slams Paris victims: ‘If you attend a death metal concert, you deserve to get killed’

At a sermon over the weekend, Arizona Christian Pastor Steven Anderson harnessed the power of the Holy Spirit to deliver a sermon titled “The Sinful Nation of France.”

Anderson proclaimed that the attacks were a terrible tragedy “carried out by Muslims, who are followers of the murderous, reprobate false prophet Mohammed, who’s a pedophile.”

Anderson then moved on to the meat of his sermon — blaming the victims for going to rock concerts and being French.

Regarding the massacre at the Bataclan concert hall specifically, Anderson dispassionately read the terrifying account of gunmen shooting for 10-15 minutes straight and killing people execution-style. He is unemotional, almost business-like. When does he get emotional? When discussing the Eagles of Death Metal (the band who was playing at the Bataclan) and their drug use.

(He also takes issue with a band being called “Queens of the Stone Age” despite the group being made up of “men.” Does he know the singer Madonna is not actually the Virgin Mary?)

“When you go to a concert of death metal, somebody might get killed!” shouted Anderson, apparently linking the band’s name to the tragic events. It should be noted that Eagles of Death Metal isn’t death metal. They actually play “feel-good, bluesy boogie-rock.

After a few more quotes from EODM’s frontman Jesse Hughes where Anderson scorned the concert-goers for paying to see a “drug-pushing hillbilly f*ggot,” Andrews gets into how evil France is.

“Did you know France is the only nation in the world where more than 50% of the world thinks adultery is fine?” What? Even if that’s true, does that make them evil somehow? Why are we talking about people’s marital statuses in the wake of an international tragedy?

“All of us over here in Tempe Arizona, on the other side of the world from this massacre, we’re supposed to be mourning today about these 120-something people who died in France, but we’re not supposed to give a rip about the 500 babies France aborted today.”

Well. That is certainly a lot to ponder. Thank you, Pastor Anderson.

The insanity really begins at about 5:40 of the video:

[Patheos] Featured image via screen grab

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  1. J

    November 17, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    He’s a child molestor.

  2. Bambi Lynne Koch

    November 17, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Whatever happened to, “Judge not, that ye be not judged?”

  3. Seraphim

    November 17, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    The Christian version of ISIS no doubt.

  4. Ryan

    November 17, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Desert Rock condemns me to death. Ok then I shall keep listening. Idiot.

  5. John Carter

    November 17, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    As you forgive, so are you forgiven. Or to put it more bluntly, this “preacher” is an asshat.

  6. Jjr

    November 17, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    good thing he’s not in charge of anything important

  7. Chez Hozay

    November 17, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    such a cunning linguist

    • Ols

      November 18, 2015 at 5:09 am

      you’re a master debater.

  8. Florin Mihăilescu-Brăila

    November 17, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    I’m not American. But I would like to ask a question, with all do respect: are there many people who listen to this idiotic mad man? It is, of course, a rethoric question. Thank you.

    • Ozgrrrl

      November 17, 2015 at 11:25 pm

      A few huge idiots.

    • Terry Kraemer

      November 18, 2015 at 11:58 am

      Just to be clear, rhetorical or not, NO! This is an example of extremist Christians just as there are extremist Islamist.

    • J.L. Davis (@QueenOfMaine)

      November 18, 2015 at 8:35 pm

      No. He is not a well-known preacher. He is from a very small town. Hos church happens to post his Sunday sermons on YouTube. He does not speak for the Christian community. The message he is spewing is far from the teachings of Jesus.

  9. mai

    November 17, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    This idiot of a SO CALLED preacher is plain stupid!!! How ignorant!!

  10. happy

    November 17, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    God is not one to be mocked. Whatever a man sows, that shall he reap.” — Galatians.

  11. Kenz

    November 17, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    “I would rather die then have my wife commit adultery…”

    Sums up how much thought goes into these types of things.

  12. Kenz

    November 17, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    “Lets get rid of the sodomites…”

    Sounds like someone I read about in my history textbook…

  13. MorbiousStone

    November 17, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    LOL Pastor Anderson is hardcore the French are retard filthy cultural marxists & they killed our protestant ancestors the Huguenots

  14. Immanuel

    November 17, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Jesus is Love. If I am a follower of Jesus, then I have to spread love and not hate. It really is that simple!!

    • Ozgrrrl

      November 17, 2015 at 11:27 pm

      You don’t follow this retard do you?

    • Terence Cage

      November 20, 2015 at 12:27 am

      Preach The Love of Jesus. I am not a Christian but rather the follower of JESUS MY LORD.GOD will judge by your love and tolerance for all mankind.God is good

      • Terence Cage

        November 20, 2015 at 12:36 am

        Remember this, God Loves the sinner, but hates sin.

      • atatakaidanjp

        November 20, 2015 at 11:20 am

        How are you not Christian if you follow the rabbi Jesus?

  15. Marci

    November 17, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Ummmm not to mention that The Eagles of Death Metal are not an actual death metal band. Not even metal. Their name is meant to be ironic. Oh yeah, and Jesse Hughes is a political conservative whom used to work for the Republican party. Seriously Pastor Dumbass do your homework.

  16. Chuck Sikora

    November 17, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    This guy does not represent Christians or Christianity. A statement like that disqualifies from the Pasorate in my opinion. Genuine Christians don’t feel that way because I’am one and totally disagree.

  17. Mich

    November 17, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    A guy who proclaims the word of his god saying “you deserve to die” because you listen a music style different ?
    Pffff…this person does have no difference between a radical Muslim of ISIS.

    Seriosly, this guy is an idiot.
    And The Eagles of the Death Metal are more rock than metal.

  18. Shanat Paul

    November 17, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    As those people bled and died on the dance floor of the Death Metal concert, they went from singing about the Devil to meeting the Devil face to face.


    “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:” 1 Peter 5:8 (KJV)

    With their hands raised high in the air, Paris fans at the Eagles Of Death Metal concert made the Satanic “devil horns” salute without seemingly a care in the world.

    Amazingly, the song that was playing the moment the shooting started was called ‘Kiss The Devil‘, and here are some of the lyrics from that tune:






    As the French death metal fans were singing along with those lyrics, offering their love to Satan, the Devil responded as the Devil always does. With death and destruction. Now, you go ahead and spin that any way you like, any way that makes you feel comfortable.

    To most lost people, the Devil is a joke and Hell will be a beer and sex infused party. Nothing could be further from the truth.

    “Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;” Hebrews 2:14 (KJV)

    As those people bled and died on the dance floor of the Death Metal concert, they went from singing about the Devil to meeting the Devil face to face. Hell is no joke, it is absolutely not a party, and you do not have to end up there.

    Friday night they “kissed the Devil”, and the Devil kissed them right back. Don’t let it happen to you.

    • tensen01

      November 17, 2015 at 10:11 pm

      EoDM are not death metal, you idiot. Crawl back under your rock and let the world get on with advancing.

    • altuniversity

      November 17, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      As you judge your peers with this brainless heroic, as Matthew warns against, your God watches your small mind atrophy. Beer! Oh, of the DEVIL! Make a joyful noise you condescending hypocrite. The devil awaits the kiss of you, his kindred, fear-mongering lover. It is not long that you have to spread the “the radiance of God’s glory” and God’s Love.

    • Tony Greenstein

      November 18, 2015 at 7:11 am

      Moron. The ISIS death squad didn’t listent to the song they were singing and they were on their way already.

      If there were a god he wouldn’t be thinking about the lyrics of a song before murdering people.

      This guy is just a loony ol’ bigot, typical of fundamentalist baptists.

      We have more liberal left-wing Christians in the UK. It must have something to do with the weather!

      • Michael Vinson

        November 21, 2015 at 11:36 am

        “Liberal left-wing christians” is quite the oxymoron.

      • tony greenstein

        November 21, 2015 at 2:10 pm

        No, its no oxymnoron. Religion plays no role in politics in the UK despite us being a nominally Christian state whereas the US, where there is separation between state and religion, religion plays a far greater part in the state and that means religions are much more right-wing and repressive. Though there are left-wing Christian churches such as those which support the Boycott of Israel.

    • Jjefferyson

      November 18, 2015 at 9:59 am

      Very interesting I have not heard this side of this story before.

    • tanyalenmark

      November 18, 2015 at 10:00 am


    • Seven Training

      November 18, 2015 at 4:52 pm


    • Prad

      November 18, 2015 at 9:28 pm

      Congrats shanat..you hit the nail on the head…it doesn’ t get much plainer than this….hoping the public have the grace to understand it

    • Terence Cage

      November 20, 2015 at 12:43 am

      God loves the sinner , but hates sin.He who claims to love God but doesn’t keep The Commandments is a liar.Jesus said the book of Revelation. I AM COMING BACK FOR THOSE WHO LOVE ME AND KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS. AMEN.

      • atatakaidanjp

        November 20, 2015 at 11:19 am

        Given that hatred comes from ignorance and fear, how would God hate if God is omniscient?

      • Michael Vinson

        November 21, 2015 at 11:42 am

        We’ve been hearing “I’m coming back” for two thousand years. Don’t hold your breath.

        As far as the commandments go, it seems interesting that out of ten, four refer to worshiping this imaginary being. Add to that, there’s not a word about rape or slavery. That seems a bit narcissistic, don’t you think, to say, me, me, me, and not mention the other two?

  19. Ozgrrrl

    November 17, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    This stupid pastor knows nothing about the group playing. He’s just trying to get attention by being a moron like the republican pretenders Huckabee, Cruz, Trump and Carson, etc.

  20. Aaron

    November 18, 2015 at 12:02 am

    i like the part when he says “gothics.”

  21. Lissa

    November 18, 2015 at 12:12 am

    I Believe in God – NOT religeion – This douche is a prime example of why I believe that christians will be exposted as their own “anti-christ” – It is supposed to be the biggest deception ever and so many think they will see it – uhhhh – there ya go!

  22. God

    November 18, 2015 at 1:58 am

    This guy is truly a nasty little ferret. If this viscious mouthed, ignorant prick is correct, then based on his statement about god smiting people based on their actions, then if I was him, I’d prepare myself for a little holy spanking….

  23. Darren McVeigh

    November 18, 2015 at 4:35 am

    Why are Americans so retarded? I mean they are literally the stupidest people on the planet.

  24. Michael Belt

    November 18, 2015 at 6:05 am

    Please stop calling this guy a pastor. He has a church of like 9 people and nobody takes him seriously.

  25. Michael Larkin

    November 18, 2015 at 6:17 am

    Whatever one might think of the man is really not that important. and I do not agree with a lot of his theology or his delivery of this message. however if you take the time to listen to the content and make application to any country he is indeed correct, the nations have abandoned God, and a nation that abandons God, God shall abandon. Psalm 9:17, “The wicked shall be cast into hell, all the nation that forget God” Think about it, Abortion, Sodomites, Murder, Rape, the list is endless. Romans 1 teaches us that the wrath of God is being revealed against godless men who suppress the truth. As for Christians saying the things they are saying I suggest that you study the word and see that He is indeed “Angry with the wicked everyday”

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  27. Sharon Lynne Mitchell

    November 18, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Anyone who knows me will be aware of my love of words – their meaning, their origin, etc.. A clue just came up in one of my cryptic crosswords, the answer to which was ‘fundamentalist”.
    It’s a great word. It contains the letters of two other words which go together, in my opinion, pretty well. ‘Fundament’ is a slang term for the arsehole, while ‘mental’ pretty well describes a lot of people who hold extremist views.

  28. M. E

    November 18, 2015 at 8:11 am

    This guy is a total asshat.

  29. David de Tremaudan

    November 18, 2015 at 8:40 am

    This guy is what is wrong with the world today. If he were not in a relatively free speech country, he would probably be leading some idiot crusade out to slaughter Muslims. He doesn’t even realize that he is professing the same ideology as Hitler.

  30. tanya lenmark

    November 18, 2015 at 9:50 am

    respect Pastor Anderson… totally preaching the truth and,those who don’t hear truth .believe lie’s.

  31. Jacob

    November 18, 2015 at 11:03 am

    For a gay guy he’s got very little class.

  32. Nick B

    November 18, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Where was your so called God when nine people where shot down in a church in Charlestown?
    Probably listening to Lordi.

  33. Tom

    November 18, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    It’s just ridicolous. Only thing he shows is, that christian fundamentalists are no better than islamic terrorists.

  34. Mal Gennis

    November 18, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    He has a few good points.

  35. Greg Logan

    November 19, 2015 at 12:52 am

    “Death Metal” is just a name – music is sounds – a human being has a heart beat and sentiments and is conscious….

  36. STFU!

    November 20, 2015 at 4:57 am

    Hypochristen, Sociopastor KKK with a mixed (deep South) blood line of African American, Hispanic, and who knows what
    (not idiot boy of course) other mixes he has in his sinning family’s gene pool, he also
    has a huge helping of inbreeding thrown in the mix.
    When a Christen bus goes over a cliff is it also the devils work or Gods work? Who do these freaks think they are speaking for God? The terrorists are the same inbred fools as these guys except they wear turbans and also arrogantly speak for God’s will and would willingly go into a mosque (that they new nothing about)
    and blow away everyone in it because they are so effed up they think theyre doing Gods work.

  37. Jake S

    November 20, 2015 at 9:00 am

    What an asshat, to say the least. The Eagles of Desth Metal aren’t even death metal. VERY far from it. I’m. It going to comment on the rest of his words because I am not educated enough on the way of life in France. More people should try doing that. What a P.O.S.

  38. Robin Crawford

    November 20, 2015 at 10:19 am

    Daesh has no monopoly on extremist fundamentalism.

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  41. Jim

    November 24, 2015 at 5:47 am

    It’s people like this pastor who cause so many to get away from Christianity. They do more to hurt the cause than help it. I have a relative who’s a pastor that I haven’t seen for 35 years. When I finally met with him for the first time since, all he did was criticize me had nothing good to say about me. I haven’t spoken to him since.

    I use to be a minister myself back in the 70’s. I’m glad I got out. Christianity has become an offensive movement. I’ll never call myself a Christian again. They’re more offensive than other religions by far.

  42. Jim M.

    November 24, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Come to find out he’s a pastor with 8 kids and no education. He would have never made it in this world if it wasn’t for a church congregation paying his bills. Ministers are urged to maintain a simple family life in the bible. Eight kids is over the edge. I think the man is a piece of junk. It’s people like him who cause people like me to NEVER call myself a Christian.

    Maybe one of his kids will get shot someday at a blues concert. It’s what he preaches!

  43. Mignon

    November 25, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    How dare you Pater Anderson and you a confessed Christian. No one deserves to die so tragically. I must admit I do not like the bands name, but they are probably very talented musicians but it could be used for a better purpose. I hate that song they sang. Although I do not believe in the devil there is evil in the name.

    • tony greenstein

      November 26, 2015 at 2:25 pm

      The only evil is in the Pastor Anderson and his twisted, hateful mind. Strange how American christians are the most hateful, death penalty supporting , racist bastards of all. The KKK was nothing if not a christian movement.

  44. Mignon

    November 25, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Do people have to use that fornication word it puts little meaning to what they have to say. Use a stronger meaningful word and then the world may stand up and take notice.

  45. Betty Miliano

    November 28, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Christians are often hurt when atheists attack their beliefs, it seems hateful. Being told your god doesn’t exist, being told you’re not going to heaven, being told you’re not part of anybody’s perfect plan, these things hurt.

    You must try and remember, atheists hate the belief, not the believer. Atheists don’t hate you, they only hate your sick, awful, abhorrent, abusive beliefs. They hate the pain and hurt caused because of your beliefs. They hate seeing your belief keeping you trapped in a state of constant delusion. Really, atheists LOVE you, we want to help you, but we will not accept your belief.

    Does that help? Do you feel loved now?

    No? Well keep this in mind next time you tell a gay person “I don’t hate you, just your sin.”

    • tony greenstein

      November 28, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      No, no. I hate the sinner as well. This pastor is a perfect example of someone we should detest.

      It’s not that they are trapped by their beliefs but that they live pretty rotten lives anyway and god is simply there to help them rationalise it. Even without their religion they’d be detestable people.

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