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Christian pastor says Orlando club massacre is ‘good news’: ‘50 Less Pedophiles in This World’

Christian pastor says Orlando club massacre is ‘good news’: ‘50 Less Pedophiles in This World’

Baptist Pastor Steven Anderson is well-known homophobe

Arizona Pastor Steven Anderson – who has previously called for God to rip out Caitlyn Jenner’s heart and for the mass execution of gay people to create an AIDS-free world has posted his thoughts on the mass shooting that took place at Pulse nightclub in Orlando yesterday.

In a hate-filled speech, Faithful Word Baptist Church pastor Anderson, who is based in Tempe, labels those killed as ‘disgusting perverts and pedophiles’ and says ‘The good news is that there’s 50 less pedophiles in this world.’

And the bad news? According to Anderson, the tragedy might be used to push for greater gun control in the US.

‘I’m sure it’s also gonna be used to push an agenda against so-called “hate speech.” So Bible-believing Christian preachers who preach what the Bible actually says about homosexuality — that it’s vile, that it’s disgusting, that they’re reprobates — you know, we’re gonna be blamed.

Anderson says he does not condone people walking into a ‘so-called’ gay bar and killing people, but only because he believes the government should be executing gay people.

‘Obviously, it’s not right for somebody to just, you know, shoot up the place, because that’s not going through the proper channels. But these people all should have been killed, anyway, but they should have been killed through the proper channels, as in they should have been executed by a righteous government that would have tried them, convicted them, and saw them executed.’

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The Westboro Baptist Church – another church known for its extreme rhetoric against LGBT people – also tweeted its views on the tragedy, including ‘God opened His armory to deal with proud fag america (in mass shooting at #Pulse nightclub).’

And ‘Seems only right for Sodom America’. It did not condone Omar Mateen’s murders, but said that both he and his victims were bound for hell. They also indicated that they ‘We’d be honored to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ outside any funerals of #Pulse victims or Mateen’s.’

The killings at LGBT club Pulse in Orlando, Florida – the worse single mass shooting incident in US history – have prompted a wave of condemnation from most religious and political leaders. US President Barack Obama called it ‘An act of terror and hate.

‘The shooter targeted a nightclub where people came together to be with friends. to dance, to sing, and to live.

‘The place where they were attacked is more than a nightclub. It’s a place of solidarity and empowerment, where people come together to raise awareness, to speak their minds, and to advocate for their civil rights.’

Vigils in memory of those killed are taking place all around the world.