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Homophobic US pastor Steven Anderson arrested in Botswana

President Ian Khama: 'We don't want hate speech in this country'

Homophobic US pastor Steven Anderson arrested in Botswana
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Baptist Pastor Steven Anderson is well-known homophobe

Notoriously homophobic American pastor Steven Anderson is being deported from Botswana after saying homosexuals should be ‘stoned to death’ during a radio interview.

President Ian Khama has personally ordered his arrest telling Reuters: ‘We don’t want hate speech in this country. Let him do it in his own country.’

Anderson has found himself unwelcome in several countries.

He had planned to go to South Africa to spread his anti-gay sentiments but was banned last week from entering the country. He was also banned from passing through the United Kingdom while on his travel to Africa.

‘I feel sorry for people who live in South Africa, but thank God we still have a wide open door in Botswana,’ Anderson wrote on his Facebook page prior to his arrival.

But that door was slammed shut after Anderson’s participation in a morning radio during which he Anderson expressed disdain for homosexuals saying that they should be killed, according to the BBC.

He was apprehended by security after the show and is reported to have told witnesses: ‘I am not being arrested. I am leaving Botswana voluntarily.’

Anderson, who is from the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Phoenix, Arizona, had previously wished for the mass death of gay people for an ‘AIDS free Christmas.’

He had also prayed that God would kill Caitlyn Jenner by ripping out her heart and openly celebrated the 12 June Orlando gay nightclub shooting who killed 49 people and wounded 53 others.

‘The good news is that there’s 50 less pedophiles in this world,’ he had said of the horrific massacre.


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