Prostitutes, pot and gambling bring down Texas hate preacher

Prostitutes, pot and gambling bring down Texas hate preacher January 5, 2019

Texas pastor Donnie Romero, of Stedfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth, has a video on YouTube entitled ‘Continue in the Faith – Get the sin out of your life’.

Donnie Romero via YouTube

But, like so many of his ilk, the anti-gay fanatic is a monumental hypocrite and not one to practice what he preaches.

And when it came to light that he’d been dipping his Christian dick into prostitutes, smoking weed and gambling, he promptly resigned from the church.

There were tears and gnashing of teeth when our Donnie woefully stood before his congregation on Wednesday and said:

I have not been ruling my house well. I have been a terrible husband and father. I’m the one at fault in this situation. I love Stedfast Baptist Church. I love my family. This is the best decision for my family and this church to make.

I’m very sorry for the hurt this may cause people. I’m so sorry. I wish I would not have let it get to this point.

In a video announcement, Romero’s partner-in-hate, pastor Steven Anderson –  who is even more notorious for his anti-gay rants – explained in detail why Romero was disqualified from being a pastor, saying Romero committed:

Grievous sins. The major sin involved was being with prostitutes. Also marijuana and gambling were discovered.

No mention was made of the prostitutes’ gender.

Stedfast church was labeled as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2015. In December 2014, Romero said in a sermon, which was posted on YouTube, that gay people should be “put to death.”

The video was later removed for violatingYouTube usage policy on hate speech.

In June 2016, Romero posted a video of a sermon in which he called shooting victims at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando “the scum of the earth.”

These 50 Sodomites were all perverts and pedophiles and they are the scum of the earth, and the earth is a little bit better place now, and I’ll even take it a little further. I heard on the news today that there are still several dozen of these queers in ICU, and I will pray that God will finish the job that that man started.

After Romero’s sermon in 2016, a group of about 40 people protested across the street from the small Baptist church, chanting “We are done with hate!”

Romero has said that the part of the Bible he loves best is the bit that calls for the killing of gays.

I’m going to preach that part of the Bible until the day I die, and if I ever stop preaching that part of the Bible, I hope my kids tell me ‘dad, you’re going soft on sin, you need to get up there and rip on these queers because its only getting worse and worse.’

Anderson is the pastor of Faith Word Baptist Church in Phoenix. He said he is helping Stedfast find a new pastor.

I found out about it on Monday, and I confronted him and intervened and then basically stepped in and tried to help the church get through this. Churches frequently just cover things up. That is wrong. It’s sad how it makes Christianity look bad and Baptists look bad, but it’s not right to cover this up.

Such a sweet couple: Romero and Anderson. Image via

Last year he was barred from entering Jamaica, after being banned in South Africa.

Stedfast is an independent fundamental Baptist church. A Star-Telegram investigation published last December discovered at least 412 allegations of sexual misconduct in 187 independent fundamental Baptist churches and their affiliated institutions, spanning 40 states and Canada.

Anderson is also well-known for his sermons, which frequently include hate speech. The church he founded, Faithful Word Baptist, was also designated a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

In one sermon recorded at his church, Anderson suggested the world could be AIDS-free by Christmas if only people:

Executed the homos like God recommends.

Anderson also came under fire after the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando for saying:

The good news is that at least 50 of these pedophiles are not going to be harming children anymore.

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  • kaydenpat

    The old “Hookers and Blow” did him in. Sad.

    P.S. One voice of hate down. Many more to go.

  • Pope Hilarius II

    I don’t get it
    Why is religion dangerous?

  • MuscleCo

    It’s a shame there isn’t a place called Hell – because it would be nice to think these preachers would end up there, regretting their hateful lies.

  • Ellen Mottley Tannenbaum

    Has anyone started a betting pool on how many days before Anderson gets caught out too?

  • Ellen Mottley Tannenbaum

    I wouldn’t count him out of the picture. He will probably convince himself and his followers that the devil made him do it, he has seen the light and repented, and be back in another pulpit spouting hate again within months, most likely continuing his recreational activities on the side.

  • barriejohn

    But they don’t need to worry, do they, as they are “Covered by the Blood”. I’ve heard Christians say that the lower a person sinks in depravity, the greater is God’s grace demonstrated!

    Here’s another one:

  • kaydenpat

    Or better yet, start his own evangelical network like Jimmy “I have sinned” Swaggert.

  • tatortotcassie

    Hey now, there are a few places called Hell — in Michigan, in California, in Norway — and none of those places want preachers like these among their residents.

  • TheBookOfDavid

    Or substandard and overpriced survival food peddler Bakker.

  • kaydenpat


  • TheBookOfDavid

    There’s that word again. I should learn to look up the problematic terms before posting.

  • TheBookOfDavid

    People notice that its activity looks like criminal operation, and often reach the faulty conclusion that the resemblance is superficial.

  • TheBookOfDavid

    Just as fun would be speculation on the nature of the crime. Is there an IFB pastor scandal bingo card?

  • TheBookOfDavid

    It’s sad how it makes Christianity look bad and Baptists look bad, but it’s not right to cover this up.

    Steven Anderson is at last concerned about the optics of church scandal, a baby step in the right direction. I think we can all agree that credit for his newfound awareness goes to the guidance and wisdom of the Holy Spirit public scrutiny.

  • persephone
  • persephone

    I know there’s something going on with Anderson. He’s just so over the top about stuff. He’s got too many kids to support, and he’s not making enough money just being a pastor, so he’s got his side hustles, so that’s more stress to add to his usual yelling and screaming. He can make Alex Jones look calm.

    Also, the odds are getting good that, with his “I don’t answer to an earthly government,” that got him in trouble with the border crossing guards, he’ll get his a$$ shot by an LEO, despite him being a white man.

  • persephone

    It’s amazing, but his son, Jay Bakker, is actually a decent human being. He’s a pastor. Rejected fundamentalism. Believes in inclusivity.

  • persephone

    I heard that Anderson said that Romero is still saved. Yeah, okay.

  • TheBookOfDavid

    That was an oldie but goodie. I was thinking of a scorecard featuring the actual crimes that bring down pastors. Things like: dead hooker, live boy, various types of *fraud, sexual harassment of congregants, physical assault or homicide, child porn involvement, drug abuse/distribution.

    *illegal fraud, not the kind with 1A protection

  • Vanity Unfair
    Hel (various spellings) was just the place people went after death and the name of the presiding goddess. The concept obviously had to be beefed up a bit when converting the natives.

  • barriejohn

    “Once saved always saved.”

  • StevoR

    There’s a lunar crater caleld Hell. (named after a Jesuit astronomer priest incidentally) :

    Think maybe we could send him there to stay?

  • Balerion

    Just what the world needed – another pervert named Donald.

  • manyu53

    Hmmm… Steve Anderson has made anti-semitic sermons with titile like: The Lies Jews Say and similar sermons.

  • Principled Conservative

    Didn’t they get the message? Hookers are ok with evangelicals now. Shoot, if they’re good for Lord and Savior Trump they’re good for anyone. Maybe Romero can get a position in “pastor” Jeffress’ Church of Trump.