This weeks Hatemonger-Du-jour Stephen L. Anderson, pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona believes that he had found the cure for AIDS in the Bible — and that cure, he said, was to execute all gay people because they are responsible for the virus. Anderson who is wallowing in his new found hate celebrity limelight and sat down with Local nterview with 12 News for a one-on-one interview that despite being crazy is bone chilling in his conviction of hating gays.
“When I heard your sermon,” interviewer Mark Curtis told Anderson, “it sounded like the rantings of someone who is either a hatemonger or a religious zealot. I’m wondering: which are you?”
I’m a religious zealot, and I love the Bible, I love God’s word, I believe that the law of the lord is perfect, and, you know, Leviticus 20:13 clearly says, “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.” As a Christian, I believe the Bible, and that’s where I get my belief.
Anderson acknowledged that one of the Ten commandments is “Thou shalt not kill,” but said that:
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.
Anderson explained that the onus of executing all the “homos” belongs to the government:
Rather than the government’s job is to punish criminals and to execute those who commit capital crimes and, according to the Bible, homosexuality is a capital crime, and I didn’t write the Bible.
Curtis asked Anderson if he had a gay son or daughter, would he want them to be put to death? Anderson’s answer, of course, was ‘that will never happen to me.’
Well, that’s just a fallacy that it just turns out that certain people are gay. That’s just a lie. Because it’s not random — it’s not something that’s just gonna accidentally happen to one of my children…
“Wait a minute — how do you think it happens, then?” the interviewer interrupted. Anderson continued:
Well, the Bible’s real clear in Romans Chapter 1. It talks about how God gives people over to a reprobate mind to do these filthy acts, so it has to do with them rejecting the lord and rejecting Jesus Christ.
Curtis asked again because he wants “to understand that [Anderson is] a man of his word,” if the good pastor had a gay son or daughter, what would he do in that situation?:
Well, it’s not gonna happen. If I did, I would have nothing to do with them. That’s like saying “What if your daughter grew up to be an axe murderer? What if your son grew up to be like Adolf Hitler? […] It’s just a silly question.
“Well, as long as you bring up Adolf Hitler, he wanted to exterminate Jews and anyone who wasn’t blonde haired and blue-eyed and didn’t fit into his vision of the way people should be,” the interviewer noted. “Isn’t that, in a way, what you’re preaching — that you want to get rid of anyone who isn’t heterosexual?”
Absolutely not. I’m preaching the Bible, something that Adolf Hitler rejected. He taught evolution, which is why he wanted to execute what he considered inferior races.
“But you would like to see anyone who isn’t heterosexual die, correct?” the interviewer asked. Anderson began with, “Well, the Bible says that…” but was quickly cut off by Curtis, who demanded to know what Anderson personally believes.
“I believe the Bible, I believe what the Bible says, and if I didn’t I wouldn’t be a Baptist, I wouldn’t be a Christian,” Anderson told him.
Anderson also said that he doesn’t care if he is perceived as a hatemonger or his church as a hate group. And that that people hate him because he is preaching God’s word…just like Jesus.
Hopefully we won;t have to wait too long before this lunatic is caught in a cheap motel with a rent-boy, meth and a lot of lube.