Pam Spaulding: Arizona Pastor Calls for Violence Against Gays, Congressman, President

Jodi Jacobson

Pam Spaulding of Pam's House Blend reports on an Arizona Pastor who spews hatred toward--and even calls for killing of citizens, congressman and the president--from his pulpit, all while taking those nice tax exemptions.

Pam Spaulding (of Pam’s House Blend), a leading voice on GLBT issues and equality, whom I had the privilege of meeting in person last week at Netroots Nation 2009, writes:

Pastor Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona is a bible-quoting hellfire and damnation sort of guy. He calls for the execution of gays in numerous sermons [linked at House Blend].

The good Pastor has said:

"The same God who instituted the death penalty for murders is the same god who instituted the death penalty for rapists and for homosexuals, sodomites and queers"

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And:

"The sodomites are recruiters and you know who they are after? Your children. They are being recruited by the sodomites. They are being molested by the sodomites. They recruit through rape, they recruit through molestation, they recruit through violation"

There’s more, again, at Pam’s site.

Of course these folks don’t want any of "their" tax dollars going to support women’s basic reproductive health care (forget about abortion, I am talking basic prevention and contraception), HIV prevention, syringe exchange or other evidence-based health interventions, but they will gladly take tax exemptions from the government to spew hatred like a high-power fire hose.

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