Steven Anderson is the pastor of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona, and he really doesn’t like gay people. Like, he thinks they should be murdered. Oh, and Caitlin Jenner too. Oh, and the victims of the Paris shooting had it coming. Why? For listening to metal music.
Anderson has been planning a “soul-winning mission” to South Africa for a while now, but because he is such a, to put it kindly, despicable sack of particularly fetid monkey shit, South African officials have been wondering if letting him into the country is a good idea:
Anderson, who is widely known for his anti-gay sentiments on social media, was scheduled to preach in Johannesburg on September 18.
The pastor was in the news recently after he reportedly told congregants at his Arizona-based Faithful Word Baptist Church that there are were less paedophiles in this world after the June 12 terror attack at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida that left 49 people dead. “The good news is that there’s 50 less paedophiles in this world, because, you know, these homosexuals are a bunch of disgusting perverts and paedophiles,” Anderson said in a video published on YouTube.Last week Anderson claimed that if the department wanted to bar him from visiting South Africa they would have done so already.
Oh? Is that what you think? Well here’s a bitter pill to swallow, Steve:
Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba made the annoucement on Tuesday.
Gigaba said that the Immigration Act of 2002 prohibited admission of foreigners likely to promote hate speech.
“Mr Steven Anderson and members and/or associates of his church are prohibited from entering the Republic of South Africa. This prohibition will be implemented in terms of Section 29 of the Immigration Act,” Gigaba told reporters at a media briefing in Cape Town.
“I have informed the director-general that I have identified Steven Anderson and members and/or associates of his church as undesirable persons. Undesirable persons are barred from travelling to South Africa for periods determined by the department.”