Pastor Steven Anderson: “Robin Williams is Burning in Hell” Because He Didn’t Follow Christ

Earlier today, Hannah wrote about how some Christians seem more concerned about whether Robin Williams accepted Jesus into his heart than any of the other serious issues surrounding his death.

Not all of those Christians are considered extremists by mainstream standards. But when some sound like a very clear fundamentalist, Pastor Steven Anderson, you know there’s a problem. Anderson doesn’t need to speculate about Williams’ beliefs — he already knows:



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For Some Christians, the Most Important Question Behind Robin Williams’ Death is Whether or Not He Accepted Jesus

Lost in all the mainstream media coverage of Robin Williams‘ death is the usual internal mutterings among Christian commentators about whether or not he was a believer.

An article on Charisma News speculates:

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Remembering Skeptics We’ve Lost Over the Past Year

At The Amazing Meeting every year, there’s a video presentation to remember notable skeptics, scientists, allies, and even “opponents” who have passed away since the previous meeting. This year’s video, made by Daniel and Cheryl Loxton, is below:



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This Comedian Has a Brilliant Proposal for the Westboro Baptist Church So They Don’t Picket Robin Williams’ Funeral

You may have heard by now that Westboro Baptist Church plans to protest at Robin Williams‘ funeral. (Because Jesus.)

Anyway, Australian comedian Adam Hills, who hosts the UK show The Last Leg, doesn’t want them to ruin the funeral so he made them a brilliant counteroffer:



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Christians on Twitter Call for Reform in How the Church Responds to Depression and Mental Illness

Growing up in evangelical Christianity, mental health problems (and even strong emotions) were often dismissed as “needing Jesus” instead of legitimate medical issues. Post-partum depression was written off as lack of faith in God’s calling to motherhood. Bipolar disorder was written off as a lack of self-control. OCD was dismissed as if it was normal. Anxiety was lack of faith and discipline in prayer. Suicide was a sin driven by selfishness. Grief was indulgent. Anger was sin.

As a result, those needing actual help from friends, therapists, mentors, family members, and other potential sources of support were isolated by the stigma and shame of their struggles.



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