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?
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.