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Tue Sep 13, 2016, 10:35 AM

South Africa bars American pastor over anti-LGBT hate speech

Source: Associated Press

By Associated Press · Tuesday, September 13, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa has barred an American pastor who has made anti-gay comments from entering the country.

Malusi Gigaba, the home affairs minister, said Tuesday that Steven Anderson and members of the Faithful Word Baptist Church of Tempe, Arizona will not be allowed to travel to South Africa because they allegedly promote hate speech.

Gigaba says South Africa is still struggling to curb discrimination despite laws that are among the most “progressive” in the world. He says the country does not “need more hatred advocated to our people.” Anderson has made harshly critical comments about homosexuals. His church website lists a “soul-winning marathon” in Johannesburg on Sunday.

Activists had urged South Africa’s government to bar him from entering.

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Reply South Africa bars American pastor over anti-LGBT hate speech (Original post)
DonViejo Sep 2016 OP
SunSeeker Sep 2016 #1
Aristus Sep 2016 #2
niyad Sep 2016 #3
niyad Sep 2016 #4
matt819 Sep 2016 #5
calimary Sep 2016 #6
sinkingfeeling Sep 2016 #7
Judi Lynn Sep 2016 #8

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 10:40 AM

1. Good. nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 10:47 AM

2. Wow. When South Africa is telling you to tone down the hate speech, it's

time to take notice...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 11:03 AM

3. no kidding!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 11:04 AM

4. stevie and his bunch are about as welcome as the wbc. where is a good tornado when you

need one????

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 11:17 AM

5. Well here's a question

If we enter bizarro world and trump is elected, will countries declare him persona non grata and bar his entry?

We do that with North Korea and have done it with Cuba and others, allowing them in only for UN attendance. Mexico City has also said he is not welcome. Can you just see it? A worldwide movement to prevent the American president from entering their countries.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 11:18 AM

6. Sounds like another one of the Deplorables to me.

I'd want him banned, too, if he was trying to spread that cancer to other shores.

First of all, this dude is NOT spreading the Message of Christ. Or at least the Christ I learned about in Catholic school. That Christ is inclusive, loving, tolerant, not judgmental. He hung out with the societal rejects of the day - those at whom everyone else looked down their noses and shunned. Poor people, sick people (including the untouchables like those with leprosy), tax collectors - whom nobody liked. He made it a point to do that. Loved and accepted and included and did not reject. His Message was for THEM, TOO.

THIS asshole - perverts and defiles the Message of Christ. And they're right to deny his entry. Having said that, I realize that I, too, kinda am doing that same thing. Excluding. Condemning. Well, yeah. Guilty as charged. 'Cause Christ's Message was for ALL. So it's a conundrum. But in this case, I side with the victims of the persecution, rather than the persecutors.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 03:49 PM

7. Good. Too bad we can't ban him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Sep 13, 2016, 04:27 PM

8. So little Pastor Steve will have to miss his “soul-winning marathon.” It'll break his heart.

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He'll just have to make up for it by hating more human beings from his own church.

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