Hate preacher says Devil has taken hold of South Africa

Hate preacher says Devil has taken hold of South Africa

As pressure mounted to have US preacher Steven Anderson barred from entering South Africa on a ‘soul-winning’ mission, the homophobic lunatic said yesterday that the country was ‘a den of iniquity’.

South Africa has one of the most liberal constitutions in the world which protects gay rights.

He is quoted here as saying:

I literally believe that South Africa is some kind of a demonic stronghold.

He added that there had been “much wickedness” in South Africa during its history.

It’s like the devil has a hold on that place.

Well, the BBC reports today that Anderson has officially been barred from entering the country because of his hateful remarks about homosexuality.


Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, above, said he was refused a visa as the constitution prohibits hate speech:

I have identified Steven Anderson as an undesirable person to travel to South Africa.

Anderson runs the Faithful Word Baptist Church, which says that homosexuality is an abomination punishable by the death penalty.

He reacted to the ban by saying in a Facebook post that religious freedom no longer existed in South Africa.

I feel sorry for people who live in South Africa, but thank God we still have a wide open door in Botswana.

Two petitions with more than 60,000 signatures, organised by gay and human rights activists in South Africa, had called for the trip to be stopped.

Anderson’s church is based in the Arizona and describes itself as:

An old-fashioned, independent, fundamental, King James Bible only, soul-winning Baptist church.

For the record, King James was GAY! But a Chick Tracts video claims that James was the victim of a smear campaign, and that, even if he was gay and ‘a devil’:

Guess what, he had nothing to to do with the King James Bible.

In a video posted on YouTube before South Africa’s decision was made, Anderson said that the trip was not going to be about homosexuality, but he stood by his views against homosexuality, which he said were endorsed by the Bible.

He warned that Gigaba would be “damned” for standing with the “sodomites”.

29 responses to “Hate preacher says Devil has taken hold of South Africa”

  1. Rob Andrews says:

    “But these mine enemies, which would not have me reign over them, bring them and sleigh them before me”. –Luke 19:27

    People like Steven Anderson and the inquisition were certainly aware of this hateful passage above. The more I read the Bible and see behavior of Xtians, I see they only pay lip service to pacificism.

    “Christianity may be non-violent, but it doesn’t work well in practice”.
    –Mohatma Gandhi

    “But not even in thought”! R.Andrews

  2. L.Long says:

    Ya this dimwitted ahole would be using the KJV as it has the most changes to reflect hate & bigotry!

  3. Broga says:

    Another victimised Christian: filled with hate, misguided conviction and a believer in the incredible statements of the KJ Bible.

  4. sailor1031 says:

    “Guess what, he had nothing to to do with the King James Bible.”

    Other than convening the Hampton Court Conference and telling the assembled scholars what he wanted in the new new bible translation, approving it and then having it printed by the King’s printer, I guess King James really didn’t have anything to do with it. Christian Liars. Oh sorry, that’s one of those unnecessary, redundant, repetitive tautologies we hear about, isn’t it?

  5. John the Drunkard says:

    The Inquisition wasn’t using the King James…

    Very odd that one particular set of inadequately sourced, error riddled, texts is magically elevated to 100% authority. For no damn’ reason at all.

    Can anyone imagine the Pope trying to insist on the Vulgate as completely authoritative? Of course the six extra fraudulent ‘books’ are a bit more of a problem.

  6. I hate it when the truly Nasty ones are so very handsome. I find it utterly utterly soul destroying. Let me console myself by imagining poor old Steven as possessing a tiny chopper.

  7. King James was a bed-hopping Fairy who wished witches dead. Utterly shameful.

  8. Paul says:

    I have a book on experiences of (white) Conscripts in the South African army – SADF, in the apartheid period. There are many first hand accounts from gays and gay encounters.
    Wasn’t much reference to the devil in the book.

  9. AgentCormac says:

    Sorry to go OT, but follow the link below, read the placard on the left, then check out at the bloke in the middle. Really?

  10. barriejohn says:

    I don’t understand what Anderson is on about. Does he not realize, as a Bible-believing Christian, that this whole world is Satan’s domain?

    “And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.” (I John 5:19 KJV, as used by Jesus)

  11. barriejohn says:

    BTW I think I could supply Anderson with sufficient evidence of the existence of “much wickedness” in America during its “Christian” history:

  12. Broga says:

    @barriejohn: That is one sick picture – from 1930, I see. Look at the faces of the crowd: the smiles, the pointing at the pathetic figures hanging, the sense of glee and entertainment. Ghastly.

  13. barriejohn says:

    Broga: Marion, 1930. It’s a famous case. I had to give up looking into these cases as it was far too upsetting. All in the name of Christianity, of course!

  14. AgentCormac says:

    You’d like to think that times have changed since then. But who knows what could happen if Trump gets into the White House. Can you imagine Trump v Putin? We are living in increasingly dangerous times. Again. This image from Newcastle city centre within 24 hours of Britain voting to leave the EU.

  15. barriejohn says:

    AgentCormac: Donald Trump has been siding with the anti-LGBT rights brigade, and also gave a eulogy at the funeral of that anti-human rights bigot, Phyllis Shlafly. As things stand at present, if Hillary Clinton doesn’t stand down he will be elected President in November.

  16. sailor1031 says:

    @Barriejohn: that’s nothing. Google ‘East St Louis massacre’ of 1917. It’s never been determined exactly how many were murdered but it was a lot more than two.

  17. Broga says:

    Trump is a self seeking, hypocritical bigot and his supporters howl with glee at his crazy promises. Trump, Putin and that fat man with the bad haircut in North Korea – what a trio. And Hilary Clinton is the best the USA has dredged up to oppose Trump. What a prospect.

  18. If the adorable Trump is truly a billionaire, why on earth does he consent to wear the former wig of the divine Liberace?

  19. Cali Ron says:

    Sadly, Trump is the least liked and most unelectable candidate the Republicans have ever had, but he could win because Hilary is such a weak one. To be fair she’s not quite as bad as she seems, but the conservatives have been slinging mud at her for over 20 years and it’s been effective. A testament to just how much hate still flourishes in America. As a contingency plan I’m checking on job opportunities for expats in several different countries. I think the human race is devolving back to the apes.

  20. Robster says:

    The silly twit seems to not realise that his hate filled rhetoric is undesirable, as he is. Perhaps a slap over the face with a wet fish may have the desired effect.

  21. 1859 says:

    The picture that often haunts me is that scene in Brokeback Mountain where, I think, one of the fathers, in order to demonstrate the consequences of being homosexual, is showing his son the corpse of a gay man left to rot in a ditch. Appalling.

    The prospect of Trump becoming President is equally frightening. The man is an incoherent thug who will ‘make American great again, by using bully-tactics, inflammatory ignorance and by celebrating any prejudice that can gain him votes. And if this happens America will become one of the most despised nations on earth and North Korea will seem like paradise. Holy fuck – I hope Hilary can handle this human rottweiler and win.

  22. Broga says:

    “Cali Ron: ” I think the human race is devolving back to the apes.”

    I know what you mean and I agree but I think apes are admirable and do no harm. The human race, with its increasing technology and spawning like crazy, is revealing its essential character: the most destructive pest on the planet.

  23. Paul says:

    Sorry for the pedantry Rob, but shouldn’t it be slay them before me?

  24. barriejohn says:

    Paul: You’re right – that’s being pedantic.

    John the Drunkard: The translations used by the Catholic Church are widely held to be very reliable, and would have included that passage anyway, but as others have said, blatantly homosexual (bisexual?) hypocrite, King James VI, wanted a Bible that would, especially in certain passages, emphasize protestant, trinitarian views!

  25. barriejohn says:

    James adopted a severe stance towards sodomy using English law. His book on kingship, Basilikón Doron, (Greek for “Royal Gift”) lists sodomy among those “horrible crimes which ye are bound in conscience never to forgive”. He also singled out sodomy in a letter to Lord Burleigh giving directives that Judges were to interpret the law broadly and were not to issue any pardons, saying that “no more colour may be left to judges to work upon their wits in that point.”

    However, nearly two centuries later, Jeremy Bentham, in an unpublished manuscript, denounced James as a hypocrite after his crackdown: “[James I], if he be the author of that first article of the works which bear his name, and which indeed were owned by him, reckons this practise among the few offences which no Sovereign ever ought to pardon. This must needs seem rather extraordinary to those who have a notion that a pardon in this case is what he himself, had he been a subject, might have stood in need of.”

  26. Cali Ron says:

    barriejohn: Interesting name for that web site you linked. Busted Halo sounds like it should be an ex-christian/atheist site.

    The KJV bible and the King himself are another example of how the whole religion is founded in hypocrisy.

  27. barriejohn says:

    Re Trump, a “national disgrace”:

    His charitable foundation is under scrutiny again, as well, though he dismisses that as political.

  28. barriejohn says:

    It now appears that Anderson was barred from passing through the UK:

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