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Pastor Steven Anderson, Who Wants Gays To Die, Loves Being Labeled A Hate Leader

“Do I hate [homosexuals]? Absolutely. But am I just all about hate? No, I’m sure I’m a lot more about love than I am about hate,” says Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church, located in a strip mall in Tempe, Arizona. And just like the Family Research Institute, Family Research Council, American Family Association, and the Traditional Values Coalition, Anderson’s church has been dubbed a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. But unlike Tony Perkins’s constant whining about his new label, Anderson is embracing it. “If hating homosexuals makes our church a hate group, then that’s what we are.” Good for him! (NB: And yes, this is the same Pastor Steven Anderson who preached about how he “hates” Barack Obama.)