This Anti Gay Pastor Was Just Refused Entry To Jamaica... Among Other Countries
Steven Anderson, a preacher at Faithful Word Baptist Church in Arizona is known for his strong opinions against LGBTQ people and even condoning acts of violence against the community. Though unfortunately that's not terribly shocking news, what we're here for is the way that the country of Jamaica reacted to the hate-filled pastor when he attmepted to enter their country.
Anderson, who was flying to Jamaica with his 14-year-old son to do "missionary work" was prevented from boarding his Delta flight by airline employees.
"I had a connecting flight in Atlanta, so as soon as I got to Atlanta, Delta Air Lines told me that they received a notification from Jamaica that I was not going to be allowed to enter," Anderson told The Gleaner newspaper.
Anderson is known to have advocated for the death of Barack Obama and literally interpret the bible by saying that homosexuals should be stoned to death.
"The decision was made by the chief immigration officer because the pastor’s statements are not conducive to the current climate." a spokesperson for Jamaica's Ministry of National Security said.
But even better than that? According toThe BBC, Jamaica is now the 4th country to tell Anderson to stay put. He has also been banned from the UK, South Africa, and Botswana.
Collective high five for these countries for being not tolerating the intolerance.