Quoting Quiverfull: Steven Anderson Thinks Gay People Are Out To Molest Everyone?

Quoting Quiverfull: Steven Anderson Thinks Gay People Are Out To Molest Everyone? December 19, 2014

andersonby Steven L. Anderson from his blog – Where Pastors Stand on the AIDS Sermon

He tries to explain himself and back what he’s saying with the names of similar thinking buddy pals. Makes as much sense as you think it might. Keep those Bibles coming!

Doubling down on hate speech and ignorance is so unattractive and counter to anything that ever came out of the mouth of Jesus! He sounds like a member of the Taliban.

Two weeks ago, I preached a sermon entitled “AIDS: the Judgement of God.” In the sermon, I proved from the Bible that God often sends pestilence (disease) as a punishment on people who live a wicked life. I also used statistics from aids.gov, cdc.gov, and the International Journal of Epidemiology to prove that homosexuals are the ones responsible for spreading HIV at a rapid rate. This is due to the reality that homosexuals frequently have anonymous intercourse with complete strangers.

A few of the statements I made in this sermon were picked up by the media. Here are the two main issues the liberal media took exception with:

1. That homosexuals should be executed as criminals according to Leviticus 20:13
2. That no homosexuals will ever be allowed at Faithful Word Baptist Church as long as I am pastor

Several pastors have stood with me in my stand on the word of God against the filth and perversion of our day. Several others have contacted me asking to be removed from our church’s directory of soul-winning, KJV-only, independent Baptist churches because “they don’t want to be associated with this controversy.” Are they saying homosexuality should be legal? It is currently against the law in 80 countries, and it was against the law in many places in America until 2003, but apparently these “old-fashioned” Baptists are up to the minute with their doctrine! Do they allow homosexuals in their churches? If so, guard your kids when visiting these churches!

Emphasis mine. Newsflash, Mr. Anderson! There are not roving bands of gay people trying to molest anyone’s children. Nice hate speech there. Plus I feel pretty sure that there are at least a few closeted self-loathing homosexuals already attending Faithful Word Baptist Church that he knows nothing about.

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  • Nea

    Shorter Anderson: I’m getting attention and the lurkers support me in email!

  • Mel

    Hey Anderson, I’ve got a quote for you!

    Statistics never lie, but liars often use statistics.

    See, you can’t just give a list of official websites. A reputable scholar would know that you need citations like (Crane et al., 2013) that lead to peer-reviewed papers.

    You also have a huge gaping hole in your logic. If homosexuality alone is the cause of HIV, how did HIV ever spread outside of the gay community?

    Plus, I think your feelings are hurt because other conservative pastors don’t want to be associated with your crazy any more.

  • Amarad

    SCIENCE TIME!
    In big population terms, HIV does affect gay men harder as a percentage per capita compared to the overall population, for two reasons that would never cross Anderson’s brain.

    1) Because sex ed in general (but especially for lgbt) is non-existent.

    If they’re lucky, gay kids are learning about how pregnancy works, but not the importance of preventing STDs. You have to be able to get to the internet and hunt down information on things like dental dams, when to get tests, how to protect yourself.

    Because many, many glbt kids end up on the streets to escape *parents* like Anderson. Many of these kids are struggling to get food and shelter, let alone sex ed or a HIV test, and many are being forced into the sex trade to survive (contributing to their high rates of infection).

    This is reflected in the high rates of HIV infection in the 13–24 age group.

    2) The stigma associated with having HIV or being gay (which people like Anderson toss around as though they’re interchangeable) effects certain racial-ethnic communities disproportionately per capita.

    Because the stigma discourages people of all ages from seeking information on prevention or getting tested, it’s better to just pray it away.

    African American and Latino communities are seeing the highest per-capita increase in HIV infection because of this perfect storm. Higher per-capita poverty, lack of sex ed, and strong ingrained stigmas toward anything associated with ‘the gay’.

    http://www.nationalhomeless.org/factsheets/lgbtq.html

    http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/publications/publications-a-z/425-the-impact-of-homophobia-and-racism-on-glbtq-youth-of-color

    http://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/statistics/

    Please keep in mind, that for the purposes of CDC statistics, MSM is not the same as a self-identified (out of the closet) gay or bi man as we would track for population percentages. MSM just means ‘men who have sex with men’. It is any man who has contracted HIV from sexual contact with another man, including those in denial, those who were abused, and the vast sex trade.

    “The estimated number of new HIV infections was greatest among MSM in the
    youngest age group. In 2010, the greatest number of new HIV infections
    (4,800) among MSM occurred in young black/African American MSM aged
    13–24. Young black MSM accounted for 45% of new HIV infections among
    black MSM and 55% of new HIV infections among young MSM overall.”

    “Blacks represent approximately 12% of the U.S. population, but accounted
    for an estimated 44% of new HIV infections in 2010. They also accounted
    for 41% of people living with HIV infection in 2011.”

    /start sarcasm
    I’d like to make a lighter note for the record. WSW (women who have sexual
    contact with women) have the lowest HIV infection rate of all groups,
    hands-down. By Andersons logic, this should make lesbians and bi women
    the chosen people rather then being “on the chopping block”.

    But when has logic ever come into contact with old-fashioned bigotry and hatred?
    /end sarcasm

  • Saraquill

    “‘AIDS’ ….God often sends pestilence
    (disease) as a punishment on people who live a wicked life.”

    I seriously doubt babies are wicked for sharing a blood supply with their mum, or drinking her milk. Anderson, go jump naked in a rosebush.

  • “SCIENCE TIME!”

    I love it.

  • Allison the Great

    Pastor Bag O’Dicks can say he checked websites all he wants, but when he leaves out crucial information like what you’ve posted up there, well that shows he didn’t really research jack shit. SCIENCE, BITCHES!!!!

  • Trollface McGee

    I invite Mr. Anderson to go live in one of those 80 countries where homosexuality is actively criminalised.

    With the way he behaves, I’m sure he’ll also quickly get to see how those 80 countries operate their criminal justice systems.

  • bekabot

    Yeah, well. Speaking of statistics, what statistics says is that Anderson doesn’t have gay people in his church the way Ahmadinejad didn’t have gay people in his country, so supposing the guy isn’t just plain dumb he’s doing a great job of sounding that way.

  • Astrin Ymris

    I think Anderson’s beef is with the ‘Out and Proud’ gays who ignore his views on… well, everything. Deeply closeted, self-hating LGBTs who are properly filled with shame and guilt aren’t a problem to him. In fact, he’ll happily give them some man-on-man “fatherly” physical affection in the name of reparative therapy to cure them of their little problem… as many times as it takes.

  • Anonyme

    I’d make Anderson run across a football field of Legos–barefoot.

  • B.A.

    I’d make him go down a sliding board made of razor blades-naked.

  • Suzanne Harper Titkemeyer

    and I’d have a vat of rubbing alcohol at the foot of that sliding board

  • ConcepcionImmaculadaPantalones

    MSM has a connection with the prison population in the United States also. This can’t be easily dismissed, considering the groups most affected it’s obvious just through looking at the racial percentages for inmates.

    Anderson may think it’s ok to write off large parts of our country’s youth because he and others who think like him have declared them unwelcome in their churches because “sin” – my God would disagree. My God has a place in his heart for everyone, even Anderson and his friends, they just have to seek it out and choose to follow the God I believe in.

  • ConcepcionImmaculadaPantalones

    And I’d finish him off by taking a samurai sword and chopping off his head.

  • People like this remind me of my favorite high school teacher’s saying that “It’s like the old maid who looks under her bed every night to make sure a man isn’t hiding under it, and is disappointed when he is not.” When some of these guys come out of the closet – if ever, it will be interesting.

  • Baby_Raptor

    Both Baptists and Catholics have a *rampant* pedophilia problem. Is this idiot going to claim that all of those ministers are gay?

  • Baby_Raptor

    Can I light him on fire when you’re done? Dude doesn’t deserve a burial.

  • Baby_Raptor

    Oh, there are LOTS of theories about how teh gey spreads. You can catch it if one of those horrible degenerates lives with you and you regularly share dishes, towels, ETC. It can be passed by having sex with/being raped by a gay person. It’s a disease that you can contract by coming into contact with tainted blood. It’s a choice and gays actively recruit kids.

    The horrible, bigoted flat out stupid ideas go on.

  • ConcepcionImmaculadaPantalones

    Of course! Just make sure you bring the needed supplies to get the body to continue burning until most of it is consumed, lots of people try to conceal murder by trying to burn the body – sometimes they leave it in a house or car and then set fire to that and expect miracles to happen before someone calls 911 to report a fire…But it takes a lot to burn a body all the way, and it takes hours in a 2000 degree plus crematorium.

    It might be easier to cut the rest of him into animal-dinner-friendly pieces and leave them conveniently where they’d most expeditiously become a meal for the hungry animals of the wild.

  • Too much honor if you give him a proper death by the sword. Although, it COULD be interpreted that his death in this manner would be a form of reparation for the harm he has done, an attempt to redeem himself by honorable suicide, in which case you would be acting as his “second” by ending his suffering quickly… It’s still more than he deserves, but at least it could be seen as a way of trying to make up for his sins.

  • ConcepcionImmaculadaPantalones

    Luckily, I’m pretty sure my God would give me credit for the effort to both dispatch him from suffering even longer before death and in doing so his hate and spreading of misery ends with atonement in blood.

    Besides, I like swords. Even though I have to practice with my bokken. (to avoid hacking off part of me with a really sharp blade)

  • Nightshade

    Might be dangerous for the animals to feed them toxic waste.