Pastor Steven Anderson #fundie

Arizona Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona – the man who called for the mass murder of LGBT people in the name of Jesus Christ – is back with commentary on public accommodation and LGBT civil rights. In a new (yet undated) clip posted online, Anderson rails against those supporting LGBT rights and opposing Indiana’s semi-gutted Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA).

“We don’t want anyone to misunderstand the law because we don’t want anyone to think that they don’t have to serve homos because they do,” Anderson said referring to the change made to ensure LGBT people could not be targeted using the law. “Then what is the law? What was it even for, then?”

Anderson isn’t alone in that sentiment; many of the law’s private architects on the fringe right said the same thing in the wake of the legal change since the overarching plan from the beginning was to use the law to target LGBT people.

Anderson made a right turn from there and began discussing specific examples made popular through right wing organizations’ social media including Memories Pizza and Sweet Cakes by Melissa in Oregon.

Raging against the former, Anderson decried their closing for a week as an act of cowardice stating they’re “kow-towing” to “animals” and “queers.”

“Who are these perverts who ordered a pizza for the wedding?” Anderson angrily asked. “These people are doubly perverted. Because not only are you perverting nature by being a sodomite, you’re catering your wedding with cheap pizza.”

No one actually asked the pizza establishment to cater a wedding; rather, the owners used the reporter’s appearance and question to garner attention to their business in order to take advantage of the ever-growing crowdfunding movement other businesses have utilized. And they succeeded when they raked in just under a million dollars.

Moving on to the Kleins, Anderson’s message remained angry and accusatory. In his eyes the Kleins shouldn’t have been crying on television; rather, they should proudly deny service to LGBT people as he does in his church.

“We don’t serve queers in this church,” Anderson said referring to how nice the Kleins were attempting to appear as they refused service to LGBT people. “The Bible does not say ‘Don’t hurt their feelings.’ The Bible calls them beasts!”

Anderson added, “Who thinks it’s a hard decision if some faggot wants you to make them a wedding cake?” He asked his congregation, “Anybody struggling with that right now?”

“Christians, so called who will not stand on the word of God, and who bow down and kowtow to these filthy perverts” are “part of what is destroying America.”



So were we! You can find all of this, and more, on Fundies Say the Darndest Things!

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