Arizona Christian pastor doesn’t think the massacre in an Orlando LGBT nightclub was so bad

In the wake of the horrific massacre in Orlando that targeted a gay nightclub, it was just a matter of time before Arizona right wing Christian Steven Anderson found what he perceives to be a silver lining.

In a 4 minute “response” posted to YouTube, Anderson celebrated the deaths saying that there are now “50 less pedophiles” in the world. He added that people shouldn’t get too broken up over the incident, since it happened to “a bunch of… disgusting homosexuals at a gay bar, okay?”

Anderson said that although he would never take the action that 29-year-old Omar Mateen did, the bible calls for gays to be put to death “anyway.”

“Now let me just be real clear: I’ve never advocated for violence. I don’t believe in, you know, taking the law into our own hands. I would never go in and shoot up a gay bar — so-called. I don’t believe it’s right for us to just be a vigilante… But I will say this: The Bible says that homosexuals should be put to death, in Leviticus 20:13,” Anderson said.

“Obviously, it’s not right for somebody to just, you know, shoot up the place, because that’s not going through the proper channels,” he added. “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.”

Calling for the execution of gay people is nothing new to Anderson. He thinks that if everyone just “executed the homos like God recommends,” the world would soon be free of AIDS. He also praised the terror attacks on the Bataclan Theater in France, saying that people who attend a “death metal” concert deserve an untimely demise.

Watch Anderson’s video below:

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.

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