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.
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”.