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I must vent today.

I had one of my employees share something with me today that they saw on Facebook. She came bursting through the door this morning and the first thing out of her mouth was….Can you believe this crap? And of course, I am like…What?

Well apparently there is this “pastor” over in Arizona by the name of Steven Anderson who does not like the gay community….at all.

Photo credit via YouTube

Here is what I read after my associate gave me her phone:

Baptist pastor in Tempe, Arizona called for the mass extermination of LGBT people on Sunday in a sermon entitled “AIDS: The Judgement of God.”

In the sermon, which was uploaded to YouTube on Monday from Faithful Word Baptist Church, Pastor Steven Anderson said that God has ordered in the scriptures that gays should be killed, and that if humanity wants to have an “AIDS-free world by Christmas,” he said, that’s what should be done.

“Turn to Leviticus 20:13,” he says in the video, “because I actually discovered the cure for AIDS.”

“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them,” Anderson read aloud.

“And that, my friend, is the cure for AIDS,” he said. “It was right there in the Bible all along — and they’re out spending billions of dollars in research and testing. It’s curable — right there. Because if you executed the homos like God recommends, you wouldn’t have all this AIDS running rampant.”

At another point in his sermon, Anderson had a foot-stomping, shouting tantrum about the idea that people can be LGBT and Christian. There will never be any gays in his church, he said, not ever, ever, ever.

“No homos will ever be allowed in this church as long as I am pastor here,” he insisted. “Never! Say ‘You’re crazy.’ No, you’re crazy if you think that there’s something wrong with my ‘no homo’ policy.”

According to the website IfYouOnlyNews.com, Anderson’s sermons have stirred controversy in the past. He has  run afoul of the Secret Service after openly praying in 2009 and again this year for the death of President Barack Obama.

Other sermons from Faithful Word have included a meditation on the evils of  allowing women to speak in church and a lengthy discourse on the  lying, evil ways of Jewish people.

Really!?!

Let’s forget the fact he used the term homo from the pulpit for a sec….he said there will NEVER be a gay person in his church. What a moron! Yes, I called a pastor a moron. And people wonder why Christians are almost hated. One person can cause a lot of issues.

I mean come on…really…kill all the “homos”…what good would that do other than show the world that Christians are haters.

It’s bad enough we do not get out of our comfort zones and tell others about Christ in the first place. But now this dude wants us to just kill them and send them to hell without ever giving them an option. Has Steven forgotten his Bible verses? Has he not read John 3:16 which clearly states that whosoever believes in Him, meaning Jesus, should not perish but have everlasting life. What about the next verse where it states that God did not send Jesus into the world to condemn it but to save it.

What about love your neighbor as yourself found in Matthew?

How in the world can he say you can’t be gay and a Christian at the same time? Granted there are some that God has completely removed any same sex desires upon accepting Christ but for most those desires are still there. Some fight it and some fall. The difference is in the heart of those you truly accepted Christ and desire change and are seeking change to live in accordance with God’s will.

I wonder what this pastor would have considered me at one time in my life when I was a tri-sexual, meaning I would try anything. I had accepted Christ into my heart prior to this happening in my life. I was just being a rebellious teenager having sex and drinking. Would I have gone to hell if I died back then? Nope!

I wonder if he knew my lifestyle, would he say that because I once had acted on my desires that I am not a Christian now? I still have desires I just do not act on them.  And there are others out there too. Some claim the gay lifestyle yet do not act on those desires because of their relationship with God.

I wonder if he has forgotten the fact that he just happens to be a sinner…yet saved by grace?

But what would have happened had he said all gays are welcome in my church. I love gay people and so does God? What a difference Steven might have on the gay community if he showed the same love God showed to him!

Hmmmmm…..

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