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Young American preacher calls for state executions of gays

Young American preacher calls for state executions of gays

Way of Truth Ministries preacher Matt Powell, 22, believes that the US government  should introduce the death penalty for gays because ‘homosexuality is one of the worst crimes ever.’

The posturing Christian nincompoop advocated for executing gays in an interview with atheist YouTube personality Skylar Fiction.

According to this report, Powell said:

As far as homosexuality goes, you know, I believe the Bible puts the death penalty on it. I believe it’s disgusting.

Fiction, attempting to clarify Powell’s remarks, asked:

You don’t believe that gay people should be stoned to death, do you?

Powell replied:

I believe the Bible puts the death penalty on it … I believe it’s the government’s job to execute criminals. I believe that the Bible says clearly that homosexuality is a criminal crime. It’s a crime. It’s one of the worst crimes ever.

“Is that what you’re advocating for? That our government should stone gays to death to execute them?” Fiction again asked.

By whatever means they execute people. And obviously, I believe in humane, you know, putting to death.

Fiction reminded him that execution is not humane.

Powell also said, falsely, that every study shows gay people contract HIV/AIDS at a rate 50 times higher than non-gay people.

Later in the interview Fiction pressured Powell to explain why he believes God is good. Powell was unable do so, other than by saying God says he is.

Powell’s Way of Truth Ministries YouTube channel has 390 subscribers.

19 responses to “Young American preacher calls for state executions of gays”

  1. gedediah says:

    Bigoted and dumb – who could have predicted that?

  2. Broga says:

    Even worse than the destructive, murderous, preaching spewed out by this nutter?

  3. barriejohn says:

    I believe the Bible puts the death penalty on it … I believe it’s the government’s job to execute criminals. I believe that the Bible says clearly that homosexuality is a criminal crime. It’s a crime.

    Better get ready for a LOT of executions!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_and_punishment_in_the_Torah#Examples_of_the_death_penalty

    (PS What’s a “criminal crime”?)

  4. Laura Roberts says:

    I predict a place for this one in Trump’s cabinet.

  5. sailor1031 says:

    Just yesterday I had occasion to visit this website –

    https://www.nationsreportcard.gov/

    a horrendous compendium of how badly US education is failing. One item was that only 24% of high school students are at the required proficiency level in Civics. This bigot is obviously one of the 76%. One thing that seems to be omitted these days is the constitutional requirement NOT to have government based on religious prejudice.

    Ignorance can possibly be fixed, but stupidity never…

  6. barriejohn says:

    @sailor1031: I think the U.S. History result helps explain things. Only 12% at proficiency level!

  7. AgentCormac says:

    Welcome to a nation that is, apparently, being made great again. A nation where hatred and confrontation are being encouraged to be the norms; where lies are offered up as truth; where facts and science are ridiculed and ignored because they are inconvenient and get in the way of making the rich even richer; where religious extremists have direct access to and are able to influence with the most powerful man on the planet thinks; and where millions just lap it up because that’s what they want to believe. Does anyone remember that speech Obama made when he became the Democrat party’s presidential nomination in 2008? Just how long ago that seems now?

    “If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.

    “It’s the answer told by lines that stretched around schools and churches in numbers this nation has never seen, by people who waited three hours and four hours, many for the first time in their lives, because they believed that this time must be different, that their voices could be that difference.

    “It’s the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled, Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been just a collection of individuals or a collection of red states and blue states.

    “We are, and always will be, the United States of America”

  8. Broga says:

    The deputy president has weekly bible study meetings in the White House. (The New Statesman this week. The same article describes Trump as “unhinged.”)

  9. L.Long says:

    Hey! MAtt! I think you are gay!! Now, when do you plan on killing yourself???

  10. Dioigi says:

    Powell also said, falsely, that every study shows gay people contract HIV/AIDS at a rate 50 times higher than non-gay people.
    According to Healthline” Having sex with a person with HIV increases your risk of contracting the virus.”
    “For insertive penile-vaginal sex, the risk of infection lowers to 4 out of 10,000 exposures. ”
    “For every 10,000 instances of receptive anal intercourse with a partner who has HIV, the virus is likely to be transmitted 138 times. ”
    It is not only gays that have anal intercourse but that shows only 34 times more likely. Keep using condoms.

  11. Robster says:

    “Way of the (friggin’) truth”-Translation-Not a word of actual truth based on a nasty old book of lies. Yeah, makes sense.

  12. Stephen Mynett says:

    “Powell also said, falsely, that every study shows gay people contract HIV/AIDS at a rate 50 times higher than non-gay people.”

    I remember when AIDS first came about and all the idiotic and wrong crap like “gay plague” and other homophobic things, the reality of who was more likely to pick up the virus was quite different.

    Those of us in high-risk groups tended to take precautions as soon as we knew about AIDS, whereas I came across a lot of people who carried on unprotected just because of an “I’m not gay so am OK” attitude.

    Jerks like Matt Powell are not just homophobic and wrong, they do everyone no favours by suggesting heterosexual behaviour is so much safer. As Dioigi points out safe sex is still vital for everyone, although for Powell I would guess his gormless look is protection enough, who would want to shag that.

  13. barriejohn says:

    Dioigi/Stephen Mynett: Good points.

    I would guess his gormless look is protection enough.

    I can explain that weird expression. He thought that you had to put the condom over your actual head. Doh!

  14. CoastalMaineBird says:

    It’s amazing how the things that God is disgusted by correspond so perfectly with the things that his believers are disgusted by.

    This Ministry of Truth guy is just so perfectly in tune.

  15. andym says:

    He doesn’t do irony , does he? He complains about “unscientific” belief systems and in the next sentence makes the unfalsifiable claim the the bible is the word of his god.

  16. John says:

    I hope he has never worn clothes of mixed fibres.
    If he has, he will have to join the line of executees.
    So – probably – will most of the rest of US citizens.

  17. Stephen Harvie says:

    How long will it be before he is caught with someone’s c*ck in his mouth?

  18. andym says:

    No. And he doesn’t want to get caught with someone’s King Prawn in his mouth either-shellfish.

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