A Misguided History Lesson from a Fundamentalist Christian Pastor

In a strange sort of anti-war, “Don’t be friends with other nations” sermon, Pastor Steven Anderson explained the history of World War I in a way that was supposed to show how the number of allied countries on both sides made things even worse (and, therefore, the U.S. should not make promises to defend its allies even if invaded).

What’s striking about the short sermon isn’t the rhetoric, but the mishandling of the WWI facts.

@VeritasKnight on Twitter was kind enough to listen to the sermon clip and provide analysis on where Anderson got things wrong. Turns out there’s a lot of misinformation, so I’ll just quote Anderson, then quote @VeritasKnight.

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Christian Pastor: Mecca is a ‘Giant Black GameCube’

Pastor Steven Anderson was “giving the Gospel” to a group of Muslims. And in telling his congregation that story, he manages to work in a reference to Mecca as a “giant black GameCube” (1:48):

The Muslims weren’t “saved,” Anderson says later, but he hoped a seed was planted.

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Christian Pastor: My Sons Will Be Taught to Be Independent; My Daughters Will Be Taught *Not* to Be Independent

I was going to skip this, but Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona was talking about how all sins are not equal and this was the screengrab:

How could I resist that?!

Most of it was uneventful, but toward the end, Anderson spoke about virginity and fornication… and we got this gem at the 45:43 mark:

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Christian Pastor: Forget ‘Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged’… You Should Judge People!

On the same weekend that Pope Francis said to the world “Who am I to judge,” Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona was reminding his congregation that they should totally, totally judge other people:

Here are some of the highlights!

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Christian Pastor: ‘I Believe That the Government Should Use the Death Penalty’ on Homosexuals

Fundamentalist Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona recently appeared on an Irish radio show. I’m not sure what the expectation was, but the host spoke with him for over an hour — with callers — and Anderson found a way to piss off just about everyone. (***Update***: For the uninitiated, you can read more posts about Anderson here, here, here, and here.)

Here are some of the highlights:

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