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Preacher, 22, clarifies he only wants gays executed ‘humanely’

Preacher, 22, clarifies he only wants gays executed ‘humanely’

Matt Powell believes gay people should be put to death

A Christian preacher has claimed he wants gay people killed, but only if it is done as ‘humanely’ as possible.

Matt Powell, a 22-year-old religious activist, has said he believes we should follow the Bible on dealing with the LGBTI community.

He thinks homosexuality is ‘disgusting’ and the government should ‘execute’ them.

Preacher: Kill gays ‘humanely’

Appearing on a webcast with atheist YouTuber Skylar Fiction, they spoke about homosexuality.

‘As far as homosexuality goes, I believe the Bible puts the death penalty on it,’ Powell said. ‘

I believe it’s disgusting. And incidentally, every scientific test has come back and said that homosexuals are 50 more times likely to get AIDS… we got this AIDS thing spreading… it’s a fact that this is the case.’

Skylar asked: ‘You don’t believe that gay people should be stoned to death, do you?’

‘I believe the Bible puts the death penalty on it,’ Powell replied. ‘Obviously, not by me or anybody in a regular society, obviously. I believe it’s the government’s job to execute criminals. I believe that the Bible says clearly that homosexuality is a criminal crime. It’s a crime. It’s one of the worst crimes ever.’

‘Is that what you’re advocating for?’ Skylar responded. ‘That our government should stone gays to death to execute them?’

‘You can’t say the word “humane” and then kill people’

Powell then said he believes in ‘humane’ executions.

‘By whatever means they execute people. And obviously, I believe in humane, you know, putting to death,’ the 22-year-old said.

Skylar then said ‘You can’t say the word “humane” and then kill people who are gay’.

Later in the interview, Powell said he believed disobedient children should also be put to death.

“Whatever our government says, as far as for a death penalty, I think should go for them,” Powell clarified.

Powell talks about putting gay people to death from the 8 minute mark.

Despite receiving some heavy criticism, Powell is not interested in an apology.

‘I do not take back any of those statements. I mean what I said. You can all say I’m a crazy idiot, I just believe the Bible.’