Tempe Church Labeled Hate Group; Pastor Tells New Times Government Should Put Homosexuals to Death

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Maniacal man of God, Steven Anderson.
A Tempe church has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and after speaking with the church's pastor this morning, we have a pretty good idea why.

Pastor Steven Anderson, the leader of the Faithful Word Baptist Church, is no stranger to controversy. He recently made headlines for saying he was praying for the death of President Barack Obama, and, just this morning, told New Times he thinks the government should put homosexuals to death.


"I don't think I'm a hateful person -- I'm a happy, positive person," Anderson tells New Times."I hate certain people."

At the top of Anderson's list of hate seems to be homosexuals.

After rambling off a passage from Leviticus, Anderson told us he thinks "the government should put [homosexuals] to death."

He says the bible dictates that homosexuals should be killed, but, he's too much of a pussy to do it himself as a law abiding citizen, he isn't about to practice any biblical vigilantism by doing it himself. 

As for his church's new classification, he says, "I think the Southern Poverty Law Center is a hate group because they hate and demonize Christians... am I going to go around and say I love every child molester, rapist, and homosexual? Of course not."

Anderson says any "hate" he preaches comes from the bible, not him.

Way to pass the buck, brah.

He says he preaches the literal interpretations of the bible, which many consider to be hateful.

"We're not like a lot of churches that pass over a lot of the stuff that's in the bible. We preach the whole thing," he says. "It's not that I'm standing up there three times a week preaching nothing but hate."

Who knows, he may be right -- but wishing cancer on a sitting American president and proposing that the government murder homosexuals seems to overshadow any message of "peace, love, and charity" his sermons may contain. Not to mention, he's a raving fucking lunatic.

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robert_graham
robert_graham

I pray that this pastor dies in a drive by shooting!

azcumsquelcher
azcumsquelcher

why do you swear at the end of your article? Do you think it makes your writing more gritty or entertaining? 

Wiserd1119
Wiserd1119

His views are solely old testament, JESUS died for our sinsand we are forgiven; but we need to live as close to JESUS's teachings as we can and JESUS never condoned such acts. Read and believe.

The Maverick Jester
The Maverick Jester

His wife has a blog which is odd in that it has very lovely pictures of their several children(Cute kids) along with a few articles that are just crazy. His kids are being brought up to hate also.

http://www.stevenandersonfamil...

I would be almost willing to bet that he is a self loathing homosexual who can't admit that he is gay.

Steve Anderson is a Faggot
Steve Anderson is a Faggot

GOD IS A FUCKING FAGGOT... Anyone who would create a paradise (Garden of Eden) for the sole purpose of keeping a naked guy around where no one can see him is 100% homo-fucking-sexual. The Eve chick was just to coverup this fact when Satan later caught on and started ragging on old Jehovah about being a butt-fucker. And then, to top it all off, God set up Eve to take the fall for that bullshit about the apple, so he, God, can feel all good about screwing us for eternity.Mr. Anderson, you brain dead piece of filth, read between the bullshit in the Bible. Or possibly, Mr. Anderson can't get a date at the bookstore, so he's all butt-hurt and hatin' on homos; how lame is that.

Zak Tenpenny
Zak Tenpenny

This guy is probably gay himself. The people that manifest the most hate, usually hate that same thing about themself.

Bear
Bear

Typical of a religious whackjob. Clearly he is lying thru his teeth. If he ever ate shrimp, he should be put to death. If he wears a mixed blend of cotton poly material, he should be put to death. Yes, those are in that same icky book of Leviticus. Lots of things to get you stoned to death.. or worse.. eating shrimp is an ABOMINATION. Eating lobster is an ABOMINATION, same word in Hebrew as in English for those same homosexual acts. This Steve Anderson creature deserves the same as he preaches.

1fitspirit
1fitspirit

Classic case of repressed sexuality. I bet you a million bucks you can find him at restrooms and truckstops on his knees.

sherrybb
sherrybb

Sadly, the Old Testament also says that children who do not honor their parents should also be put to death...is the pastor in favor of putting to death all kids who smart off/

Laine Lawless
Laine Lawless

And this is EXACTLY the problem I, as a Conservative, have with other Conservatives, altho Pastor Anderson hits a new LOW on my hit parade. I thought he was "pushing the envelope" with his Border Patrol incident, but apparently he knew what he was doing, as he came out a financial winner. Is it really all about money? Some people will say the most outrageous things just to get publicity.

Merc
Merc

I would guaranty he is on his knees at the dirty book store and when he's done wiping it from his chin, he prays.

diplod
diplod

arsenokotaiI agree that Paul coined this word however the content afterward provides ample context for clarification.

Romans 1:22 "For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error."

JR
JR

Matthew 15:11 - "Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man."

Mistalee
Mistalee

OK, rundown on Anderson's "savior."Generally depicted wearing a dress-lookin' thingie. Went on constantly about "brotherly love."Never married, no kids.Hung out with 12 other guys of similar tastes. Eyes like Bambi. Judging by some of the artwork, couldn't be kept from voguing even when he was nailed to a cross. So why is all of the homophobia in the Old Testament, none in the New Testament? Because God got over it with the help of his gay son.

Destinaxriku
Destinaxriku

This is so wrong. I happen to be a lesbian and I don't want to die young. This should be stopped. Love can be shared with ANY gender, even if it's with the same person of your sex.

iluminati
iluminati

i swear not just the state of rizona but the whole country af america is getting stupid i feel embarsed to come from the U.S.A ima go join jamaica they got better weed anyways

Mikey1969
Mikey1969

//"I don't think I'm a hateful person -- I'm a happy, positive person," Anderson tells New Times."I hate certain people."//

Wow, douchebag, contradict much?

glhaz
glhaz

Fuck him and his hate-filled imaginary friend in the ass with a rusty dildo!He implies gays are child molesters but all we hear about are priests & ministers like him who actually are raping boys and girls. Funny how religious assholes like him say homosexuality is 'unnatural', yet EVERY single species of mammal has its "gay" members, along with most every other type of animal ever observed!So homosexuality is nature is everywhere - yet other than humans NO other species is religious!!So it's plain to see what's actually unnatural !!!:-P

Johnny White Man
Johnny White Man

Well, I'm glad the LEOs beat him to a bloody pulp last year. And I believed he deserved it. I don't harbour any sympathy for him during that traffic stop incident.

suck it
suck it

This guy is as big a joke as the fucking bible.peace

Roro
Roro

A rigid application of Levitical law is no better than a rigid application of Sharia.

Guest
Guest

It's ironic because it's people like him that make other people hate Christians..

diplod
diplod

1. The Mosaic Law is "dead". (Anyone who tries to keep it denies Christ's sacrifice).2. Paul (Romans) said homosexuality is a sin.3. Altruism is not synonymous with Christianity.

Xboxster1
Xboxster1

What a stupid fuckwad! I bet he gets buttfucked every night while smoking on his meth pipe

Karmashand35
Karmashand35

However, he skips over the sabbath, head-coverings for women (and women keeping silent in church), divorce being forbidden, etc....

david saint
david saint

if he is going to quote the bible, so am I. Matthew 7:15"Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are savage wolves"Luke 6:37, "Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven." This guy seems to have also forgotten the 10 Commandments, specifically "thall shall not kill"...

botanybay
botanybay

May I please cast the first stone?

Old Man's Child
Old Man's Child

Its very possible that hate spewing infidel of the Faith Word Baptist, is a closet homo himself. SPLC has several articles on White Supremacists and prominent neo-Nazis, who have had similiar idealogues, and were eventually revealed that they too, were "gay" themelves. This could be said true for the hypocrite Anderson. I do believe he loves faggots more than we think.

Lytylhappy
Lytylhappy

As a an open-minded, kind-hearted girl in Arizona, I am mad that this guy is making us look bad here. I hate what's happening to my state.

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

$10 this dude is as gay as they come.

Jessica
Jessica

so I assume he keeps kosher as well? no shrimp cocktails for him since "Everything in the waters that has not fins and scales is detestable to you" (Leviticus 11:12)

What a douche.

KKKinTempe
KKKinTempe

Hate is alive and well in Tempe. For all of the money spent and BS propaganda Tempe puts out about diversity its interesting Tempe would be the home to hate group based in a church. There's a reason these hate mongers feel welcome in Tempe.

Hock
Hock

I bet if we compared his life to the Old Testament ...we could stone him.

Gwilker3
Gwilker3

Concerning your #2, there is debate as to what Paul wsa talking about in Romans. The Aramaic word paul used was arsenokotai, which still has never been found in any other aramaic writings to this day. when the bible was translated into Latin, the scribes did know know what to think of this word, so they attributed it to homosexuality. But many biblical scolars now argue that Paul was talking about prostitution, which was rampant in Rome at the time

Alan
Alan

1. I prefer to consider them both quite "dead"2. Paul (Romans) lived 2,000 years ago, when people didn't know where the sun went at night. I think our knowledge has expanded a tad since then, so we can rethink some of our ideas of what is "sin" and what is not.3. Have you actually read any of Jesus' teachings?

Anon
Anon

david saint, Well said.

guest
guest

I with you on everything you said Old Man until the last sentence when you used that F word.

Lizzie B
Lizzie B

yep! He and ex-senator Larry Craig

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