Pastor Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church, Tempe, Arizona, has been deported from Botswana after participating in a Botswanan radio programme.
He had already been banned from entering South Africa and the UK (he had intended to travel to South Africa via London.)
The interview is riveting and should be listened to in its entirety.
We agree with many of Pastor Anderson’s views which he clearly expressed on the programme, but not all.
We share his view that homosexuality is sinful and disgusting and that death WAS the penalty for that sin in the Old Testament. The New Testament likewise condemns homosexual acts. However we do not advocate the death penalty for homosexuals (unless they commit murder.) Pastor Anderson believes they should still be executed today and offers no hope of forgiveness to the repentant homosexual.
Indeed he is of the view that homosexuals are reprobates who can never be forgiven and must be executed.
We believe that homosexuals can repent and become Bible-believing Christians and we extend that hope to them. However we believe that homosexuality should be recriminalized and that practising homosexuals should go to prison. They would then see that their lifestyle is not only sinful but also a crime and are more likely to repent of that sin/crime and forsake it.
Pastor Anderson also seems to believe that all homosexuals are child-molesters. It is true that homosexuals are MORE likely to abuse children than heterosexuals (40 times more likely in fact) but we would not go as far as Pastor Anderson and say they are all child-molesters, although their abnormal and filthy sexual proclivities certainly leads many of them in that direction.
Pastor Anderson believes adulterers should be executed and, under the law of Moses, such wicked people were executed. If adulterers faced a death sentence for their wickedness in Northern Ireland today, methinks there would be no adultery.
Pastor Anderson is right in believing that adultery is a sin and a crime and that adulterers should be punished ,but, whereas Pastor Anderson calls for their execution, we call for adultery to be declared illegal and for filthy adulterers to be imprisoned.
We likewise agree with Pastor Anderson that women and girls who have babies out of wedlock are sinning and the sin is fornication. He does not advocate (and never has) their execution and neither do we, but such behaviour on the part of these girls and women (and the men who fornicate with them) should be roundly condemned and preached against from the pulpits in the land and those involved should feel ashamed and embarrassed.
Now listen to the interview for yourself,