Vehemently anti-gay pastor Donnie Romero has been forced to step down following his involvement in a sex scandal.
The holier-than-thou former pastor was ordained in 2014 for the Stedfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. While he was there, he often ranted against homosexuality and openly celebrated horrors like the Pulse massacre.
Of the Orlando victims, he said:
“These 50 sodomites are all perverts and pedophiles, and they are the scum of the earth. The earth is a little bit better place now.
I’ll pray that God will finish the job that that man started, and he will end their life, and by tomorrow morning they will all be burning in hell.”
On LGBTQ people in general, he once had these kind words:
“I’m not going to let any of these dirty fa*gots inside my church. They are all pedophiles… They’re always trying to rape and hurt other people. They’re relentless.
They are predators and given an opportunity to snatch one of your children, they would do it in a heartbeat.”
In what should come to a shock to no one, the man railing against how other people should live their lives wasn’t exactly practicing what he preached.
In a sermon on January 2nd, Romero revealed he’d be stepping down as pastor but was vague on details.
“I’m stepping down as the pastor of Stedfast Baptist Church,” he said, crying. “I haven’t been ruling my house well. I’ve been a terrible husband and father.
“I’m very sorry for the hurt this may cause people. I’m so sorry, I love you guys,” he added.
Another pastor who initially ordained Romero, Steven Anderson, filled in some of the story in a video posted to YouTube, shedding light on the “grievous sins” the disgraced pastor had committed.
“I’ve got some really bad news. Unfortunately, pastor Donnie Romero has stepped down,” Anderson said.
“This is devastating for people and people are heartbroken about it,” he continued.
“Basically, the major sin involved was being with prostitutes,” he revealed. “Then there were also marijuana and gambling.”
And somewhere in the hall of fame of disgraced antigay hypocrites, another nail just went in the wall. It’s getting awfully crowded in there.