Pastor Stephen J. Anderson is an equal opportunity hate-monger. This head honcho of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona has led an interesting career. In 2009, Anderson received a visit from the Secret Service after he uploaded a video in which he prayed for President Obama’s death. He repeated this sentiment in 2014 during a long screed against the President, in which he set out to prove, armed with his trusty bible and “birther” conspiracy theories, that President Obama is a “bastard” by every definition of the word.
Pastor Anderson also hates women — that is to say, he feels they have no purpose outside of the kitchen and bedroom. In March, Anderson used that Bible of his to show his congregation that not only should women abstain from speaking in church, they should not so much as say “amen” because it would mean their opinion is worth something. And if that woman is on birth control? Well, she’s a vile, green-blooded (yes, green-blooded), lazy, gossipy wh*re.
If that isn’t bad enough, Anderson is a teensy bit anti-Semitic as well. By “teensy,” we mean he has uploaded to his YouTube account a two-parter called “The Jews and Their Lies,” as well as a 55-part series called “Israel moments” in which he, in a good, “Christian” way, spends a considerable portion of his life explaining how horrible Jewish people are.
Anderson’s latest “facepalm moment” is contained in his newest hour-long, hate-filled spewfest: “AIDS: The Judgment of God.” In this despicable diatribe that can be loosely called a “sermon,” Anderson explains to us that AIDS and other STDs are God’s punishment for homosexuality and sexual immorality.
During his rant, the good pastor explains that he has found a FINAL SOLUTION to AIDS in the Bible: the mass execution of “homos.”
“Turn to Leviticus 20:13,” he told the congregation, “because I actually discovered the cure for AIDS.” Anderson explained that “everybody’s talking about” having an AIDS-free world by 2020. He explained that “we can have an AIDS-free world by Christmas” if we would follow what it says in Leviticus.
“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,” he quoted from Leviticus before telling his followers:
And that, my friend, is the cure for AIDS. 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.
Later in his sermon, Pastor Anderson condemned churches that accept LGBT individuals before firmly laying out his church’s policy: “No queers allowed in this church –and all God’s people said” [“Amen” from the congregation] “Amen.”
He said some may question the legality of his “no homos” policy, but “against such there is no law.” He continued, stamping his feet like a five-year-old throwing a tantrum:
No homos will ever be allowed in this church as long as I am pastor here. NEVER! Say ‘You’re crazy.’ No, You’re crazy if you think that there’s something wrong with my “no homo” policy.
Why is his “no queer” rule so important? Because all gay people are pedophiles, and there are plenty of children in attendance during any given week being spoon-fed Anderson’s lies and hate, of course! He explained:
You think we need some pedophile running around here? Now, let me just say right now — and you can go ahead and just put this in your pipe and smoke it — all homos are pedophiles. There, I said it. They’re all pedophiles.
Anderson explained that “we would have a better attitude toward homos” if “we just realized that they’re pedophiles.”
Because just think — what would be your attitude toward pedophiles? That should be your attitude toward homos. Would you have pedophiles over for a family gathering? Would you invite pedophiles into the church? No — that’s what they are.
“Just no homos allowed,” he said.
Watch Anderson’s full twisted sermon, below: