But one Baptist minister in Arizona has not only called for an LGBT holocaust but put forth the claim that such a mass killing would wipe out AIDS by Christmas, Raw Story reports.
“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,” the Leviticus-quoting pastor Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church said in a sermon delivered Sunday and then shared on the Web.
This isn’t Anderson’s first time taking an outrageous stance, or even his first time taking a pro-murder stance against the ostensibly recruiting, molesting forces of “sodomites” and “queers.”
And LGBT people aren’t the only ones on Anderson’s better-dead-than-alive list; he previously made headlines when he said in a sermon that he prayed for the death of President Barack Obama.
He previously embraced the Southern Poverty Law Center’s designation of his church as a hate group, Right Wing Watch notes. “I do hate homosexuals and if hating homosexuals makes our church a hate group then that's what we are,” he said.
Watch a video clip from Anderson's Sunday sermon: