A Christian pastor in Arizona is making headlines around the world after sharing his solution for curing the 35 million people currently living with HIV/AIDS: execute all gay people.
Steven Anderson, the pastor for the Faithful Word Baptist Church, delivered a sermon on Nov. 30 where he revealed his plan for achieving an AIDS-free world by Christmas, with some help from the Bible of course.
“If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them,” quoted Anderson from Leviticus 20:13.
“It was right there in the Bible all along — and they’re out spending billions of dollars in research and testing. It’s curable — right there. Because if you executed the homos like God recommends, you wouldn’t have all this AIDS running rampant,” he added. “It wouldn’t be totally AIDS-free, but we’d be like 90-some percent AIDS-free by Christmas if we follow this.”
Phoenix TV station KPNX anchor Mark Curtis challenged Anderson this week, and even asked the hatemonger how he would react if he had a gay child.
“When I heard your sermon, it sounded like the rantings of someone who was either a hatemonger or a religious zealot, and I’m wondering, which are you?” Curtis asked Anderson.
Curtis then asked Anderson how he would react if he had a gay child. Anderson says, he would not have a gay son or daughter. “That’s just a fallacy that it just turns out that some people are gay,” and claims that people become gay when they reject God.
Watch Curtis’ controversial sermon below: