Who the hell does this “pastor” Steven Anderson think he is?
The American evangelist was due to land in South Africa tomorrow to begin his “Soul Winning” tour.
Thank God he won’t be allowed to set foot here.
This week Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba banned Anderson and his flock of 20 Faithful Word Baptist Church members from entering SA, citing the Immigration Act, which prohibits “foreigners likely to promote hate speech or advocate social violence”.
This after the good pastor celebrated the deaths of 49 “paedophiles” at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, earlier this year.
Yes, celebrated. Who does that?
This is what he actually said: “I’m not sad about it, I’m not gonna cry about it because these 50 people in the gay bar that got shot up were going to die of Aids and syphilis and whatever else. At least these dangerous, filthy predators are off the streets. I’m just trying to look on the bright side.”
Did Anderson condemn the armed mass murderer? Not at all.
Yet, after spewing that hate, Home Affairs was still considering entertaining him.
But the YouTube “pastor” couldn’t hou his bek.
He had to go and share videos online in which he dissed Minister Gigaba, calling him a “liar” and a “vile politician”.
Basically he insulted the man responsible for deciding whether he be allowed to visit the country.
How stupid do you get?
And when Gigaba, predictably, blocked him, he then lashed out at the whole country in a sermon, calling SA a “demonic stronghold”.
He continued: “Look at the statistics of the rape, and the murder, and the kidnapping, and the car-jacking and all this wickedness. And then they are worried about me coming over and preaching against sin. They’re worried that I might come over there and preach against perverts, when they’re the rape capital of the world.”
Now look here, Mr Anderson, we are well aware of the problems in our country.
We don’t need your bitterbek broadcasting it.
If Munier may be allowed to quote a famous book: “Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.”
In other words, if you live in a country where psychos with semi-automatic rifles can walk into a crowded public area and massacre people, don’t point fingers at other countries. Okay?
Go and “save” your own “demonic” country first.
You won’t find Munier congratulating Home Affairs very often, but in this case, well done Mr Minister.
We have enough violence and intolerance in SA to allow this American lunatic to spread even more hatred.
How this Anderson guy became a cleric is anyone’s guess.
Are holy men not supposed to preach peace and love?
Are they not meant to be compassionate, and engage with human beings in a respectful manner?
Calling Desmond Tutu a “pervert in a pink dress” — is not the kind of language a man of the cloth should be using.
Surely that trash talk belongs in the gutter, not a pulpit.